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Citizen Committees, Boards and Commissions

One way to become actively involved with the City of College Station is to serve on a citizen board, committee or commission.
For questions, contact the City Secretary's Office at cso@cstx.gov or 979.764.3541.


VARIETY OF OPENINGS AVAILABLE!
APPLICATION DEADLINE IS MONDAY, DEC. 2 BY 5 P.M.

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    Architectural Advisory Committee • OPENING AVAILABLE
    AUTHORITY
    Per Resolution, pending Council approval on Nov. 9, 2017.

    SUMMARY
    The Architectural Advisory Committee shall provide review and recommendations to Council on architectural projects’ scope and schematic design. The Committee shall make project recommendations based on architectural theme, community compatibility, aesthetics and exterior materials, as well as site utilization.

    MEETINGS
    Meetings will be held as needed in Council Chambers.

    MEMBERSHIP & TERMS
    The Architectural Advisory Committee shall consist of two members having one or more of the following qualifications. Members will be appointed by city council through an application process:

    Experienced:
    a) Licensed Architect
    b) Licensed Landscape Architect
    c) Professional Engineer
    d) Urban Planner
    e) Commercial contractor / Construction Project Manager
    f) Commercial interior design professional
    g) Commercial real estate developer

    The members of the committee shall be appointed for one or two-year terms. Members shall be residents and qualified voters of the City of College Station.

    MEMBERS & TERMS
    Bob Brick  •  January 2019-2021
    Bradford Brimley  •  January 2018-2020
    Linda Harvell  •  January 2018-2020
    Ward Wells  •  January 2019-2021
    Elianor Vessali  •  January 2019-2021


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    Audit Committee • OPENINGS AVAILABLE
    AUTHORITY
    The Audit Committee was established by Ordinance 2017-3862. The Office of City Internal Auditor was established in accordance with the City Charter, Article 3, Section 30.

    SUMMARY
    The City Internal Auditor is responsible for conducting audits of all departments, offices, boards, activities, and agencies of the city to independently determine whether:

    • Indications of fraud, abuse, or illegal acts are present
    • Management has established adequate internal controls to safeguard city assets
    • City resources and public funds are utilized economically, efficiently, and effectively
    • Financial and other reports are being provided that disclose fairly, accurately, and fully all information that is required by law
    • The desired result or benefits of programs, activities, functions, or policies are being achieved

    An audit plan is prepared each year to serve as a guide to allocate scarce audit resources to areas that will most benefit the City of College Station. In developing the annual audit plan, the City Internal Auditor identifies potential audit topics based on several factors:

    • Assessing financial and performance risks
    • Reviewing the financial auditors’ results
    • Considering requests and suggestions from the
    • City Council and city management
    • Determining the feasibility of audit topics and the availability of resources

    MEETINGS
    Meetings are on call.

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    MEMBERSHIP & TERMS
    The City Internal Auditor is a council appointee and reports to an audit committee composed of three council members and two citizen appointees. The Office of City Internal Auditor is organizationally independent of city administration because the reporting structure provides the office a separate organizational status from the management of programs and functions subject to audit.

    MEMBERS & TERMS
    Mayor Karl Mooney (Chair)
    Councilwoman Elianor Vessali
    Councilman Dennis Maloney
    Mike Ashfield


    STAFF LIAISON
    The Office of City Internal Auditor is headed by Ty Elliott. He is a Certified Internal Auditor, Certified Fraud Examiner, and Certified Government Audit Professional. Mr. Elliott received his Bachelors of Science and Masters of Public Administration degrees from Brigham Young University.

    Ty Elliott  •  979.764.6269  •  telliott@cstx.gov
    B/CS Library Committee • OPENINGS AVAILABLE
    AUTHORITY
    PER MINUTES : 19971023 ; and YEARLY ILA : 23 October 1997

    SUMMARY
    The B/CS Library Committee shall encourage the development of the Bryan/College Station Library System. The Committee shall recommend to the City Councils policies and programs for the advancement of the Bryan/College Station Library System; cooperating with all other public and privates groups in advancing the best interest of the Bryan/College Station Library System. The Committee shall render to City Council all its recommendations under consideration regarding the Bryan/College Station Library System.

    MEETINGS
    Third Tuesday of odd months at 5 p.m.

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    MEMBERSHIP & TERMS
    Each member shall be appointed for a term of two years or until their successors are appointed. The Board shall consist of eight members. Four who are appointed by City Council and are residents of the City and eligible voters.

    MEMBERS & TERMS
    -- College Station --  
    Jon Anderson  •  January 2019-2021
    Margaret Novotny  •  January 2019-2021
    Larry Ringer (Chair)  •  January 2018-2020
    Daniel Rudge  •  January 2018-2020
    -- Bryan --
    Larry Ermis  •  January 2019-December 2020
    Grant Hackethorn  •  January 2019-December 2020
    Carly Jennings  •  January 2019-December 2019
    Tracie Ann Pierce  •  January 2019-December 20190

    STAFF LIAISON
    David Schmitz • 979-764-3415 • dschmitz@cstx.gov

    Bicycle, Pedestrian, and Greenways Advisory Board • OPENINGS AVAILABLE
    AUTHORITY
    PER CITY ORDINANCE NO. 3265 : 12 August 2010

    SUMMARY
    The Bicycle, Pedestrian, and Greenways Advisory Board shall advise City Council, the Planning and Zoning Commission, and other appointed boards and commissions on all matters concerning bicycling, walking, and greenways within the City of College Station. The Board shall provide recommendations on adopted plans, policies, and standards as well as have a role in setting priorities, programs, and advocacy.

    MEETINGS
    Meetings are generally held at 3 p.m. the third Monday of each month at College Station City Hall. Special meetings will be held if necessary.

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    MEMBERSHIP
    Members shall be residents of the City of College Station and qualified voters.The Bicycle, Pedestrian, and Greenways Advisory Board shall consist of seven members, serving a three-year term, appointed by City Council:

    (A) One member shall represent one of the following fields or professions:
       •  Real Estate
       •  Banking, finance, or economics
       •  Law

    (B) One member shall represent one of the following fields or professions:
       •  Recreation
       •  Health
       •  Kinesiology

    (C) One member that has specialized knowledge and experience regarding one of the following:
       •  Running
       •  Walking

    (D) One member shall have specialized knowledge and experience regarding:
       •  Bicycling

    (E) One member shall represent one of the following fields or professions:
       •  Transportation Planning
       •  Engineering
       •  Architecture
       •  Landscape architecture
       •  Urban planning

    (F) One member shall represent one of the following fields or professions:
       •  Environmental / Ecological Sciences
       •  Stormwater / Floodplain Management
       •  Natural Resources

    (G) One member shall be the Chairman of the Council Transportation Commission or his designee.

    MEMBERS & TERMS
    Rebecca Brooker (D)  •  August 2019-January 2022
    Tina Evans (Citizen)  •  January 2018-2020
    MiChal Hall (C)  •  January 2018-2020
    Linda Harvell (Chair)  •  January 2018-2020
    Dennis Janson (A)  •  January 2018-2020
    Kyle LeBlanc (E)  •  January 2018-2020
    Jorge Sanchez (F)  •  August 2019-January 2022

    STAFF LIAISON

    Venessa Garza  •  979.764.3674  •  vgarza@cstx.gov
    Comprehensive Plan Evaluation Committee

    The Comprehensive Plan Evaluation Committee (CPEC) will serve as the steering committee for the Comprehensive Plan 10-Year review process and provide direction for the draft final Comprehensive Plan 10-Year Evaluation and Appraisal Report.

    The CPEC will serve as the steering committee for the draft final Comprehensive Plan 10-Year Evaluation and Appraisal Report.

    The committee is expected to meet approximately 7-10 times during a 12-month period in workshop-type meetings that last approximately 2-3 hours each. They will be expected to help leverage their networks and champion this process with the general public.

    The CPEC will also make decisions related to the public outreach and participation plan, provide policy guidance based on public input and best practices from other cities, help define land use and transportation scenarios to be analyzed and presented to the public, and make final recommendations of the preferred land use and transportation scenario to be included in the draft Comprehensive Plan 10-Year Evaluation and Appraisal Report.

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    MEMBERS
    - - - COLLEGE STATION CITY COUNCILMEMBERS - - -
    Linda Harvell
    John Nichols
    Elianor Vessale

    - - - PLANNING & ZONING COMMISSIONERS - - - 
    Dennis Christainsen
    Elizabeth Cunha
    Jeremy Osborne

    - - -  CITIZENS - - - -
    Brian Bochner
    Brad Brimley
    Michael Buckley
    Clint Cooper
    Lisa Halperin
    Julie Schultz

    - - - ETJ - - -
    Shana Elliott

    STAFF LIAISON
    Justin Golbabai • 979-764-3826 • jgolbabai@cstx.gov
    Construction Board of Adjustments and Appeals • OPENINGS AVAILABLE
    AUTHORITY
    The authority of this board was established in Local Government Code 54.033 (V.T.C.S.) and City Ordinance 1919, adopted Oct. 10, 1991.

    SUMMARY
    The duties and responsibilities of this board are to hear appeals of decisions, consider interpretations of the Building Official, and to consider variances to the terms of the technical codes.

    MEETINGS
    On call by the Chairperson.

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    MEMBERSHIP
    Five members, each serving two year terms.

    MEMBERS & TERMS
    Joe Fix  •  January 2018-2020 
    Janet Kountakis  •  January 2018-2020 
    Bill Mather (Chair)  •  January 2018-2020 
    Bobby Mirza (Alt.)  •  January 2019-2020 
    James Sharp  •  January 2018-2020  
    Rachel Smith  •  January 2018-2020  
    Bob Yancy  •  January 2019-2021

    STAFF LIAISON
    Brian Binford • 979-764-3570 • bbinford@cstx.gov
    Design Review Board • OPENINGS AVAILABLE
    AUTHORITY
    PER CITY ORDINANCE NO. 1819 : 14 September 1989 and UNIFIED DEVELOPMENT ORDINANCE : 13 June 2003

    SUMMARY
    The Design Review Board hears and takes action on design district site plans and concept plans for Planned Development Districts (PDD) and Planned Mix-Use Districts (P-MUD). Other duties as outlined in ordinance.

    MEETINGS
    On call by the Board Chairperson.

    MEMBERSHIP
    The Board consists of seven regular members and two alternates members. Six of the regular members and the two alternates are appointed by the City Council. The six members shall include:

    (A) Architect

    (B) Landscape Architect

    (C) Business Person

    (D) Developer, land owner, or business owner in a design district, a resident within a design district, or an individual employed within a design district

    (E) Citizen-at-large

    The seventh regular member shall be the Planning and Zoning Commission chair or his/her designee.

    Members shall be appointed for three-year terms.

    The Design Review Board is a governmental body and shall comply with the Open Meetings Act.

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    MEMBERS & TERMS
    Katherine Cabrera (D)  •  March 2018-January 2020
    Jessie Durden (C)  •  January 2018-2020
    David Hebert (B)  •  January 2019-2022 
    Ray Holliday (A)  •  February 2018-January 2020 
    Jane Kee (Chair)  •  P&Z term ends January 2020
    Susan McGrail (F)  •  January 2019-2022 
    William McKinney (F)  •  January 2019-2022 

    STAFF LIAISON
    Justin Golbabai • 979-764-3826 • jgolbabai@cstx.gov
    Experience Bryan-College Station
    Experience Bryan-College Station (formerly Brazos Valley Convention and Visitors Bureau) was formed in 2003 to enhance economic and social growth in the Brazos valley by marketing, promoting, developing and coordinating tourism, conventions, sports, and hospitality opportunities in the area.

    Appointed directors are selected by, and serve under the direction of, the College Station City Council.
    Historic Preservation Committee • OPENINGS AVAILABLE
    AUTHORITY
    PER CITY ORDINANCE NO. 2025 : 12 August 1993; and NO. 2505 9 August 2011

    SUMMARY
    The duties of the Historic Preservation Committee shall be to aid in the collection and preservation of the history of the City of College Station and its environs, and to provide for education of citizens on the history of this City. The committee shall also carry out other duties and responsibilities as may be assigned by the City Council. The committee shall semi-annually submit a report to the City Council.

    MEETINGS
    Meetings are held on the first Monday of the month at 4 p.m. in the second floor conference room of Municipal Court at 300 Krenek Tap Road in College Station.

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    MEMBERSHIP
    The committee shall consist of nine members, and where practical may include representation from the Brazos County Historical Society, Texas A&M University and the College Station City Council. The term of office shall be for two years and the City Council shall appoint members on a staggered basis with five terms expiring in even-numbered years and four terms expiring in odd-numbered years. If a position becomes vacant before the expiration of the position's term, the new appointee shall serve for the balance of the term of his or her predecessor. The City Council shall appoint a Chairperson during the annual appointment process. If a vacancy shall occur in the Chairperson position, the City Council shall appoint a replacement to serve as Chairperson.

    MEMBERS & TERMS
    Willie Blackmon  •  February 2018-January 2020
    Gerald Burgner (Chair)  •  January 2018-2020
    Shirley Dupriest  •  February 2018-January 2020
    Sherry Frisk  •  January 2019-2022 
    David Fujimoto  •  January 2019-2022
    Louis Hodges  •  January 2018-2020
    Marilyn Randall  •  January 2019-2022
    Julie Schultz  •  January 2019-2022
    William Wright  •  January 2018-2020 

    STAFF LIAISON

    Andrea Lauer • 979.764.5049 • alauer@cstx.gov


    Impact Fee Advisory Committee
    The Impact Fee Advisory Committee’s purpose is to advise and assist City Council with the implementation and maintenance of the Impact Fees for the Water system, the Wastewater system, and Roadways.

    The Impact Fee Advisory Committee is established to:
    • Assist the City in adopting land use assumptions;
    • Review the Capital Improvements Plan and any proposed amendments, and file written comments;
    • Monitor and evaluate implementation of the Capital Improvements Plan;
    • Review semi-annual reports, with respect to the Capital Improvements Plan and report to the Mayor and Council any perceived inequities in implementing the plan or imposing the impact fees; and
    • Advise the Mayor and Council of the need to update or revise land use assumptions, Capital Improvements Plan and impact fees.

    Formal updates are typically on a 5-year cycle with the process involving at least two meetings at which City staff and an engineering consulting firm will present their findings and recommendations, additional meetings will be added as needed. The first meeting will include future Land Use Assumptions and the Capital Improvements Plan that details the capital projects required to increase utility and roadway capacity to meet the demands of those future land uses, whereby the IFAC will make a recommendation to Council whether these are reasonable. The second meeting will include Impact Fee calculations, whereby the IFAC will recommend to Council whether to implement Impact Fees, and if so, at what amount. In the years between formal updates, Semi-Annual reporting is presented by City Staff to monitor progress of the program and involves associated semi-annual meetings.

    Membership is comprised of the Planning and Zoning Commission members and up to three ad hoc members 1) ETJ representative; 2) Homebuilders Association representative; and or 3) any individual so desired.

    This appointment will be for two years.



    Joint Relief Funding Review Committee • OPENINGS AVAILABLE
    AUTHORITY
    PER CITY COUNCIL RESOLUTION NO. 5-26-88-12

    SUMMARY
    The City of College Station and the City of Bryan annually receive Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds from the U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Federal regulations allow for up to 15 percent annual CDBG grant to be allocated to public services. Both City Councils supported the allocation of the maximum funds allowable. The City of College Station and the City of Bryan work in a joint process to allocate these funds to local non-profit agencies who will provide direct services to low income residents of the Bryan/College Station community.

    The Joint Relief Funding Review process begins with a pre-proposal workshop where any agency in the community that is interested in applying for CDBG funds must attend and learn about the process and federal requirements. Applications are received by City staff and reviewed for program eligibility. The committee review process takes approximately 10 weeks (April – June) with the committee meeting on a weekly basis in public meetings to discuss the applications. Each committee member will also be asked to attend approximately six to eight agency site visits during the review period. The process ends with two public hearings where the agencies are ranked and the committee formally adopts the funding recommendations to be made to each City Council. The committee is asked to fund no more than twelve agencies each year but can choose to fund less or more depending on the applications.

    City staff is responsible for presenting the committee’s recommendations to City Council. The recommendations adopted by each City Council are included in each City’s Annual Action Plan, which is a report done to notify the U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) how the City proposes to spend the grant allocations in the coming year. After approval from HUD, the funds are made available to the agencies beginning Oct. 1. Funding is on an annual basis and the allocated funds must be used no later than Sept. 30 of the fiscal year. Funded agencies are required to report to each city on a quarterly basis to ensure that they are providing the services and serving the number of clients that they proposed in their application. The city staff monitors the reports and the agency’s files to ensure the accuracy of information.

    MEETINGS
    On call by Chairperson.

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    MEMBERSHIP 
    The JRFRC is made up of three Council-appointed volunteers from each city. Each member serves for a three-year term with a two-term maximum. The six-member committee is tasked with reviewing applications from eligible programs, making site visits to the agencies, ranking the applications and finally, recommending funding allocations to each City Council.

    MEMBERS & TERMS
    - - College Station - - 
    Nancy Berry  •  February 2018-January 2020 
    Allison Burke  •  January 2019-2022 
    ONE OPENING AVAILABLE
    - - Bryan - - 
    Laurie Garrett  •  expires 2020 
    Eunice McCain-Davis  •  expires 2021 
    Mary Walraven  •  expires 2021

    STAFF LIAISON
    David Brower • 979.764.3810 • dbrower@cstx.gov


    Parks and Recreation Board • OPENINGS AVAILABLE
    AUTHORITY
    City Ordinance No. 1137 adopted Nov. 9, 1978.

    SUMMARY
    The Parks and Recreation Board exists to advise the City Council on all matters concerning the establishment, maintenance, and operations of all parks within the City of College Station. This board also gives advice regarding the establishment and operation of recreation programs conducted by the City of College Station for its citizens. The board carries out all other duties and responsibilities as may be assigned by City Council.

    MEETINGS
    Second Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m. at Lick Creek Nature Center, located at 13600 Rock Prairie Road. Meeting dates and times are subject to change or cancellation due to quorum requirements with the appropriate notice. Said board is authorized to establish its own rules, regulations, and bylaws subject to ratification by the City Council.

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    MEMBERSHIP 
    The terms of office for the Board shall be for two years. The members of the Board are appointed by City Council on a staggered basis with three terms expiring in odd numbered years and four terms expiring in even numbered years.

    MEMBER & TERMS
    Joel Cantrell  •  January 2018-2020 
    Paul Dyson  •  January 2018-2020 
    Megan Fuentes  •  January 2018-2020 
    Madeline Giroir  •  January 2019-2022 
    Ann Hays  •  January 2018-2020 
    Kevin Henderson  •  May 2019-January 2020 
    Don Hellriegel (Chair)  •  January 2019-2022  
    Marty, Thomas  •  January 2019-2022 
    John Polasek  •  January 2019-2022 

    STAFF LIAISON
    Andrea Lauer • 979.764.5049 • alauer@cstx.gov


    Planning and Zoning Commission • OPENINGS AVAILABLE
    AUTHORITY
    The authority of this commission was established by Local Government Code 211.007 (V.T.C.S.), City Ordinances No. 682, No. 1233, No. 1638. No. 1805, and No. 2179.

    SUMMARY
    The Planning and Zoning Commission serves as a review body to recommend changes in development codes and the zoning ordinance to the City Council. The Commission shall prepare, adopt, and modify a comprehensive plan for the city for subsequent approval and adoption by the City Council.

    The Commission prepares subdivision regulations and zoning ordinances, and amendments thereto for recommendation to the City Council. This Board shall also make studies and recommendations with regard to proposed annexations. The Commission has final authority over all plats submitted to the City. In addition, the Commission performs other duties as assigned by statute and City Council.

    MEETINGS
    Meetings are held at 6 p.m. every first and third Thursday of each month. Meetings are held in Council Chambers at City Hall, located at 1101 Texas Avenue. Special meetings are held if necessary.

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    MEMBERSHIP 
    Members shall be qualified residents and voters of the City of College Station. The commission shall consist of seven members appointed by the City Council. Four members, including the Chairperson, shall be appointed in even numbered years and three members shall be appointed in odd numbered years. Terms of office shall be limited to two consecutive three-year terms or six consecutive years.

    MEMBERS & TERMS
    Dennis Christainsen  •  January 2018-2020
    Elizabeth Cunha  •  January 2019-2020
    Joe Guerra  •  January 2019-2022
    Jane Kee (Chair)  •  January 2018-2020
    Bill Mather  •  January 2019-2022
    Casey Oldham  •  January 2018-2020
    Jeremy Osborne  •  January 2019-2022

    STAFF LIAISON
    Jennifer Prochazka • 979.764.3570 • jprochazka@cstx.gov
    Zoning Board of Adjustment • OPENINGS AVAILABLE
    AUTHORITY
    PER LOCAL GOVERNMENT CODE 211.008 (V.T.C.S.) and CITY ORDINANCE NO. 1638 : 13 March 1986

    SUMMARY
    The Zoning Board of Adjustment hears and decides appeals for interpretations, special exceptions, and variances to the terms of the zoning ordinance as well as use permits. Other duties are outlined in the ordinances and statutes from which it is created.

    MEETINGS
    Meetings are held the first Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m. in Council Chambers.

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    MEMBERSHIP
    Each member shall be a resident and qualified voter of the City of College Station. Members shall serve for two-year terms.

    MEMBERS & TERMS
    Johnny Allison (Alt.)  •  January 2018-2020
    Sherri Echols  •  January 2018-2020
    James Hutchins  •  January 2019-2021
    Bobby Mirza  •  January 2019-2021
    Jeffery "Scott" Rasior (Alt.)  •  January 2019-2021
    Keith Roberts (Chair)  •  January 2018-2020
    Howard Mayne  •  January 2018-2020
    James Sharp  •  January 2018-2020
    Mark Smith  •  January 2019-2021 

    STAFF LIAISON
    Molly Hitchcock • 979-764-3570 • mhitchcock@cstx.gov
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