City Board, Committee and Commission Vacancies

March 2016

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

Airport Board – Three (3) vacancies with terms to 4-4-19.  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.

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.

Commission on Children and Youth – One (1) vacancy with term to 5-1-16 representing the following category:  1 – Health and Human Services 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 – Eight (8) vacancies with terms to 5-7-17 and 5-7-18 representing the following categories:  3 – Community At-Large, 1 – Financial Institution, 1 – Real Estate Agency, 1 – Engineer, 1 – Architect/Homebuilder 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.

Landmark Commission – Four (4) vacancies with terms to 11-20-18 representing the following categories:  1 – Historian, 1 – Person Knowledgeable in Title Search and/or Property Surveyor 1 – Licensed Real Estate Salesperson and 1 – 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 – Six (6) vacancies with terms to 2-1-17 and 2-1-18 representing the following categories:  2 – Direct Service Agency Representatives, 3 – Community Representatives and 1 – Senior Center Participant.  The committee 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.

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 – One (1) vacancy with term to 6-16-16 representing the following category: 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). 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.

Transportation Advisory Commission – Three (3) vacancies with terms to 5-1-19.  The Transportation Advisory Committee 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 decision, 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 Unified Development Code to the Planning Commission and City Council.

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 For assistance please call Tamera Franklin at (361) 826-3893 or via e-mail at