City Board, Committee and Commission Vacancies

February 2017

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

Building Standards Board – Three (3) vacancies with terms to 3-3-20 representing the following categories: 1 – Lawyer, 1 – Member At-Large and 1 – Member chosen from:  Realtor, Architect, Engineer, General Contractor, Home Builder or Building Materials Dealer.  The Building Standards Board hears appeals under the Building Standards and Housing Code, which shall be construed to secure the beneficial interests and purposes of safety, health, and general welfare, through structural strength, stability, sanitation, adequate light and ventilation, and safety to life and property from fire and other hazards incident to the construction, alteration, repair, removal, demolition, use and occupancy of buildings or structures.

Citizens Advisory Health Board – Three (3) vacancies with terms to 11-11-17, 11-11-18 and 11-11-19 representing the following categories:  2 – City Representative and 1- Joint Representative of the City and Nueces County.  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.

Civil Service Board – Three (3) vacancies with terms to 6-15-19 and 6-15-20 representing the following categories:  1 – Regular Member and 2 – Alternates.  The Civil Service Board adopts, amends, and enforces a code of rules and regulations providing for appointment, employment, or suspension in all positions in the classified service based upon citizenship, character, merit, efficiency, and industry, which shall have the force and effect of law; and also rules regulating promotions, demotions, reduction of force of employees in the classified service and in what order they shall be dismissed and reinstated.

Civil Service Commission – Three (3) vacancies with terms to 6-15-19 and 6-15-20 representing the following categories:  1- Regular Member and 2 - Alternates.  FOR FIREFIGHTERS AND POLICE OFFICERS ONLY - The Civil Service Commission adopts, amends, and enforces a code of rules and regulations providing for appointment, employment, or suspension in all positions in the classified service based upon citizenship, character, merit, efficiency, and industry, which shall have the force and effect of law; and also, rules regulating promotions, demotions, reduction of force of employees in the classified service and in what order they shall be dismissed and reinstated.  With additional duties as outlined under Chapter 143, Texas Local Government Code.

Commission on Children and Youth – Three (3) vacancies with terms to 5-1-17, 5-1-18 and 5-1-19 representing the following categories:  2 – At-Large and 1 – Nueces County District Attorney’s Representative.  The Commission on Children & Youth supports a comprehensive system of services and advances policies to meet the needs of Corpus Christi's children, youth and their families, including gathering information from people and entities to act as a source of information and referral on issues concerning children, developing an annual community action plan for children, youth and their families, advising the City Council on acquiring and allocating children and youth's resources and services, strengthening communications and encouraging partnerships between public and private entities working with children and youth, and serving as an advocate for local, state and federal policy benefitting children, youth and their families to the City Council, and to others as authorized by the Council.

Electrical Advisory Board – Nine (9) vacancies with terms to 12-31-17 and 12-31-18 representing the following categories:  1 – Registered Professional Engineer; 1 – Not Connected to the Electrical Industry, 1 - Commercial Builder, 1 – Electrical Engineer, 1 – Master Electrician, 1- Electrical Supply Business Representative, 1 – Utility Power Distributor Representative, 1 – Home Builder and 1 – Journeyman Electrician. 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.

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 – Four (4) vacancies with terms to 11-20-17 and 11-20-19 representing the following categories: 3 - Regular Members and 1 - Architect.  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 – Ten (10) vacancies with terms to 2-1-18 and 2-1-19 representing the following categories:  6- Community Representative, 2 – Direct Service Agency Representatives and 2 -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 representing the following category:  1 – Regular Member.  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 5-11-17 representing the following category:  1 – At-Large.  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 diseases such as diabetes, cardio pulmonary disease, and cancer.

Mechanical/Plumbing Advisory Board –Seven (7) vacancies with terms to 1-2-18 and 1-2-19 representing the following categories: 2 - persons 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), 1 - Home Building Industry (with at least 5 years’ experience), 1 – Master Plumber whom shall have at least five (5) years active experience as a plumber, at least three (3) years of which shall have been in Corpus Christi, preference for appointment may be given to plumbers licensed in the State of Texas and currently active in the plumbing trade, 1 -person who shall have at least five (5) year’s experience in the commercial building industry, 1 - person who shall have at least five (5) years of active experience in landscape irrigation, preference for appointment may be given to irrigators licensed in the State of Texas, and 1 - person not connected with the building industry. 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.

Retired and Senior Volunteer Program Advisory Committee – Four (4) vacancies with terms to 6-16-17 and 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 3 – 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.

Senior Companion Program Advisory Committee – One (1) vacancy representing the following category:  1 – Senior Companion Program Volunteer Representative.  The Senior Companion Program Advisory Committee advises the City Council, City Manager, and Parks Department Staff regarding the Senior Companion Program (SCP) including, but not limited to: recruitment strategies; providing support in recruitment of volunteers and volunteer stations; serving as community advocates and liaisons; assisting in development of non-federal resources to include fundraising; advising on programming for impact; advising on how to measure trends and impact of trends in the community; assisting with development and implementation of program evaluations and surveys; conducting an annual assessment of the program by surveying program volunteers; bi-annually assessing project accomplishments and impact; and attending special events and activities related to the SCP.

Tree Advisory Committee – Five (5) vacancies with terms to 2-8-18 and 2-8-19 representing the following categories:  2 – At-Large, 1 – Landscape Architect, 1 – AEP Texas Representative 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 – One (1) vacancy with term to 4-1-18 representing the following category:  1 - representative of a school district located within the city.  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.