City Board, Committee and Commission Vacancies
CORPUS CHRISTI, TX - (Note: All individuals considered for appointment by the City Council to a board, commission or committee must have an application on file in the Office of the City Secretary not later than 5:00 p.m. on the seventh calendar day before the date appointments are considered by City Council.)
The City Secretary’s Office is currently seeking biographical information forms for the following boards:
Airport Board – Four (4) vacancies with terms to 4-4-20. The Airport Board advises the City Council concerning matters relating to the aviation interests of the City of Corpus Christi and the operation of the Corpus Christi International Airport facilities for the promotion of those interests.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Transportation Advisory Commission – Three (3) vacancies with terms to 5-1-20. 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); independently review grant applications for transportation improvement projects; promote public knowledge of traffic enforcement and understanding of City transportation issues; promote public acceptance of transportation programs that are proposed or initiated by the City and provide advice on regional transportation issues; provide recommendations on mobility, access management, and traffic safety issues for the City’s multi-modal transportation system; provide recommendations on transportation aspects of the City’s Capital Improvements Program; monitor the implementation and evaluate the City’s mobility-related master plans; submit annual reports to the Planning Commission and City Council; independently review traffic safety reports for City streets and provide recommendations for traffic safety-related improvements; research, develop, analyze, evaluate, and implement coordinated traffic safety and transportation programs which meet local needs; independently review the decisions, orders, and warrants of the City Traffic Engineer concerning installation of traffic control devices, establishment of traffic regulations and hear citizen comments concerning these matters; act on access management issues in the City’s Unified Development Code and make recommendations on traffic impact analysis as per the Unified Development Code to the Planning Commission and City Council.
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 – Six (6) vacancies with terms to 4-1-18 and 4-1-19 representing the following categories: 1 - representative of a school district located within the city, 1 - residential customer (home owner) of the City's water system, 1 - large commercial customer of the City's water system, 1 - wholesale raw or treated water customer of the City's regional water supply system, 1- representative of a military facility, and 1 - member or employee of an organization that seeks to protect or positively influence the Nueces River watershed or its ecosystems. 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 email@example.com