May 2016 City Board, Committee and Commission Vacancies

The City Secretary’s Office is currently seeking biographical information forms for the following boards:

Board of Adjustment – Seven (7) vacancies with terms to 4-4-18.  The Board of Adjustment hears appeals for interpretations of the zoning ordinance; for special exceptions authorized by the zoning ordinance, subject to safeguards to protect the public interest; and for variances where, owing to special conditions, the literal enforcement of the provisions of the zoning ordinance results in unnecessary hardship, so that the spirit of the ordinance shall be observed and substantial justice done.  An appeal may be made to District Court if dissatisfied with the decision of the Board.  Written notice of public hearing on each appeal is sent to the applicant and owners within 200 feet 10 days before the hearing date.

Civil Service Board – One (1) vacancy with term to 6-15-19.  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 – One (1) vacancy with term to 6-15-19.  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.

Corpus Christi Regional Transportation Authority – Five (5) vacancies with terms to 6-30-18 representing the following categories:  4– At –Large and 1 – Transportation Disadvantaged. The Corpus Christi Regional Transportation Authority operates and provides for a public transportation system for Nueces County and the cities included in the Authority.

Commission on Children and Youth – Four (4) vacancies with terms to 5-1-17 and 5-1-19 representing the following categories:  1 – Health and Human Services Representative, 1 – Education, 1 – At-Large and 1 – Youth 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.

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 committee advises the City Council on a periodic basis of the progress regarding the Community Youth Development Program.

Corpus Christi Community Improvement Corporation/Loan Review Committee – Eleven (11) vacancies with terms to 5-7-17, 5-7-18 and 5-7-19 representing the following categories:  4 – Community At-Large, 2 – Financial Institution, 1 – Real Estate Agency, 1 – Engineer, 1 – Architect/Homebuilder, 1 – Health/Human Services and 1 – Legal Profession.  The committee reviews and approves loan applications submitted through the various loan programs.

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 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.

Food Service Advisory Committee – Two (2) vacancies with terms to 6-24-19 representing the following categories:  1 – Community At-Large and 1 – Food Advisory.  The Food Service Advisory Committee advises the Director of Health on application of ordinances regarding food and food establishments, review the permit fees annually to ensure the cost of the program is returned to the City, and to conduct hearings pursuant to the sections of the ordinance relating to revocations and to make written recommendations to the City health officer whether to revoke or suspend a food manager's permit, pursuant to Art.19-84.

Human Relations Commission – Seven (7) vacancies with terms to 6-14-19 representing the following categories:  4 – At-Large and 3 – Youth Commissioners.  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.

Mayor’s Fitness Council - Five (5) vacancies with terms to 5-11-18 representing the following categories:  1 – At-Large, 1 – Community Outreach, 1 – Health/Medical Profession, 1 – Youth Initiatives and 1 – Senior Initiatives. 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 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 – 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 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 – Three (3) vacancies with terms to 6-16-18 representing the following categories:  1 – At-Large and 1 - SCP Volunteer (active volunteer for one-year/serve minimum fifteen (15) hours per week), 1 - SCP Volunteer Workstation representative (executive, director or similar leadership position at a current SCP Volunteer Station).  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 – 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 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.