The City of Tyler is currently accepting applications from community members to serve on City boards and commissions.
The deadline to apply is Aug. 5 and appointments will be made by the City Council at their Aug. 24 meeting.
Persons who are appointed to serve on a City of Tyler board or commission will serve voluntarily, without pay, for a two-year term. The boards and commissions include:
Regular Boards (Boards that meet monthly or bi-monthly)
Airport Advisory Board
Historical Preservation Board
Keep Tyler Beautiful Board
Neighborhood Revitalization Board
One-Half Cent Sales Tax Board
Planning and Zoning Commission
North East Texas Public Health District Board
Traffic Safety Board
Periodic Boards (Boards that meet only as needed)
Board of Adjustment (Zoning)
Civil Service Commission
Construction Board of Adjustments
Disabilities Issue Review Board
Health Facilities Development Corp.
Industrial Development Corp.
To serve on a board or commission, applicants must reside inside the City limits and should not have any delinquent City taxes, City utilities or other City assessments. In addition, they must not have any pending claims or claim against the City. There may be additional requirements for some board positions.
“This is a perfect way for citizens to plug in and get involved in shaping our community,” said Tyler Mayor Barbara Bass. “The City’s boards and commissions play a vital role in making recommendations to City Council.”
“Boards and Commissions fulfill an important role in City government by evaluating issues which affect our community and making recommendations to the Council for needed action,” said City Manager Mark McDaniel. “It is important that we get vacancies on the boards filled.”
Anyone interested in serving can complete an application online at www.cityoftyler.org. Applications can also be picked up at the City Clerk’s Office in City Hall, or you can call the City Clerk at (903) 531-1106 and have an application faxed or mailed to you.