City Board, Committee and Commission Vacancies

September 2016

CORPUS CHRISTI, TEXAS - The City Secretary’s Office is currently seeking biographical information forms for the following boards:

Arts and Cultural Commission – Three (3) vacancies with terms to 9-1-20 representing the following categories: 1 – Business Development Groups/Corporate Representative, 1- Performing Arts Representative, and 1-Public Art/Public Space Representative.  The Arts and Cultural Commission recommends the use, location, lease or purchase of works of art to be considered a part of the beautification or cultural development of the City; advises owners of private property in relation to beautification of their properties; prepares specifications for the maintenance of works of art and to inspect such work for the guidance of the City departments concerned; advises with respect to the design of buildings, bridges or other structures on city property if submitted to the Commission; studies and evaluates the activities in and the uses made of the Bayfront Arts & Science Park, and plans the Park's development for the future activities and uses.

Citizens Advisory Health Board – One (1) vacancy with term to 9-11-17 representing the following category:  1 – City Representative.  The Citizens Advisory Health Board studies and assists in health and human service operations, services and programs, and makes recommendations to the City and County through the Director of Health and Human Services.

Community Youth Development (78415) Program Steering Committee – Nine (9) vacancies with terms to 8-31-16 and 8-31-17 representing the following categories:  5 – Residents of the 78415 Zip Code and 4 – At-Large. The Community Youth Development (78415) Program Steering Committee advises the City Council on a periodic basis of the progress regarding the Community Youth Development Program.

Corpus Christi Downtown Management District – Six (6) vacancies with terms to 9-30-20 representing the following categories:  (1) a resident of the district; (2) an owner of property in the district; (3) an owner of stock, whether beneficial or otherwise, of a corporate owner of property in the district; (4) an owner of a beneficial interest in a trust that owns property in the district; (5) or an agent, employee, or tenant of a person covered by Subdivision ( 2), ( 3), or (4).  The Corpus Christi Downtown Management District provides maintenance, security, marketing, and the promotion and improvement of property and facilities within the district; the district has the authority to levy taxes or assessments for improvements in the downtown area.

Electrical Advisory Board – Two (2) vacancies with terms to 12-31-16 and 12-31-17 representing the following categories:   1 – Not Connected to the Electrical Industry and 1 - Commercial Builder (with 5 years’ experience). The Electrical Advisory Board reviews grievances pertaining to contractors and the City Electrical Code.  It also can recommend to the City Council changes regarding the City Electrical Code.

Ethics Commission – Two (2) vacancies with terms to 10-1-19.  The Ethics Commission duties are to prepare and publish pamphlets and other materials explaining the duties of individuals subject to the Code of Ethics, review complaints involving any city official, and review all statements and reports filed with the city.

Human Relations Commission – One (1) vacancy with term to 6-14-17.  The Human Relations Commission studies problems of group relationships within the City, and devises and recommends to the Mayor and City Council ways and means of discouraging and combating prejudice, intolerance, and bigotry in all groups in their relations with one another; to discover all practices and policies calculated to create conflicts and tensions, and to recommend ways and means of eliminating any unfair or unjust discrimination by or against any person or group.

Landmark Commission – Two (2) vacancies with terms to 11-20-17 representing the following categories: 2 - Regular Member.  The Landmark Commission promotes the use of historical and cultural landmarks for the culture, prosperity, education, and general welfare of the people of the City and visitors to the City.

Leadership Committee for Senior Services – Two (2) vacancies with terms to 2-1-18 representing the following categories:  1- Community Representative and 1 -Senior Center Participant.  The Leadership Committee for Senior Services assists the Senior Community Services (SCS) division staff in the development of comprehensive senior citizens program plans, advises the SCS division staff of the needs for services according to locally conceived priorities and other duties relating to the SCS operations.

Library Board – One (1) vacancy with term to 11-5-17.  The Library Board shall be advisory to the City Council and its duties shall be to investigate and recommend to the Council matters relating to library services.

Mayor’s Fitness Council – One (1) vacancy with term to 5-11-18 representing the following category:  1 – Community Outreach.  The Mayor's Fitness Council advises the City Council, City Manager, Parks Department and Health District regarding promotion of healthy living, including but not limited to the following activities:  Encourage, promote and enhance healthy living through organized sports, events, diet and everyday activity, all with a strong emphasis on using natural resources.  In addition, to collaborate with community leaders in all sectors to develop and implement policy and environmental improvement strategies that will help combat chronic disease such as diabetes, cardio pulmonary disease, and cancer.

Mechanical/Plumbing Advisory Board –Two (2) vacancies with terms to 1-2-18 representing the following categories: 1 - Person with a Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Contracting Business (with at least 5 years active experience, preference for appointment may be given to persons licensed in the State of Texas in heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration contracting (HVAC), and 1 - Home Building Industry (with at least 5 years’ experience). The Mechanical/Plumbing Advisory Board advises the City Manager regarding any matter in the mechanical, plumbing and irrigation fields that it considers should be brought to the attention of the City Council. The board also makes recommendations to the City Council regarding changes to the City Fuel Gas, Mechanical and Plumbing Codes.

Oil and Gas Advisory Committee – One (1) vacancy with term to 12-31-18 representing the following category:  General Public (not connected with the oil and gas industry). The Oil and Gas Advisory Committee shall make a continuing study of operations for the exploration, drilling, and production of oil, gas and minerals and the possible effects of same upon the environment, public health, safety and general welfare of the City.

Retired and Senior Volunteer Program Advisory Committee – Three (3) vacancies with terms to 6-16-18 representing the following categories: 1 - Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) Volunteer Workstation Representative (executive, director or similar leadership position at a non-profit agency that operates a RSVP Volunteer Station) and 2 – At-Large. The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program Advisory Committee advises the City Council, City Manager and Parks Department Staff regarding the RSVP including but not limited to recruitment strategies; providing support in recruitment of volunteers and volunteer stations; serves as community advocates and liaisons; assists in development of non-federal resources to include fundraising and other duties related to the RSVP.

Sister City Committee – Nine (9) vacancies with three year terms to be determined representing the following categories:  1 – Economic Development Sector Representative; 1 – Greater Corpus Christi Hospitality Association Representative; 1 – Port Industries of Corpus Christi Representative; 1 – Corpus Christi Chamber of Commerce Representative; 1 –Higher Education Institution Representative; 1 – Advertising/Public Relations Representative; 1 – Arts/Cultural Representative; and 2 – At-Large Members.  The Sister City Committee studies ways and means of improving relations with the Corpus Christi Sister Cities and to advise and consult with and assist the Mayor, the City Council, the City Manager and all other City agencies, boards and officials in accomplishing the purposes of the Sister City Program.

Transportation Advisory Commission – One (1) vacancy with term to 5-1-18.  The Transportation Advisory Commission is responsible for providing a public forum for the discussion of proposed ordinances or actions relating to traffic operations and transportation planning matters; advise the City Council and City Manager or designee on traffic regulations and Chapter 53 – TRAFFIC of the Corpus Christi Municipal Code; conduct any required public hearing for the purposes of obtaining federal and state financial assistance for proposed transportation improvement projects (the substance of any comments and review by the Transportation Advisory Commission will be summarized for City Council); and other duties.

Tree Advisory Committee – Three (3) vacancies with term to 2-8-18 representing the following categories:  1 – At-Large, 1 – Landscape Architect and 1 – Arborist or Urban Forester. The Tree Advisory Committee reviews and recommends a formal written plan to the City Council for the care, preservation, pruning, planting, replanting, removal or disposition of public trees.

Water Resources Advisory Committee – Five (5) vacancies with terms to 4-1-18 representing the following categories:  1 - representative of the Port Industries of Corpus Christi, 1 - representative of a school district located within the city, 1 - representative of landscaping/nursery/horticulture interest; 1 - apartment owner or owner's representative, and 1 - citizen at-large.  The Water Resources Advisory Committee advises the City Council, City Manager and Water Superintendent in matters of water resources management.  The City Council, City Manager and Water Superintendent may refer matters to the committee to obtain their views.

To apply go to the City of Corpus Christi’s website at serve.cctexas.com or select I Want To … Apply for a City Board at www.cctexas.com. For assistance please call Tamera Franklin at (361) 826-3893 or via e-mail at tamerar@cctexas.com