Chapter 2 ADMINISTRATION*
Section 2-304 Composition; compensation; terms; vacancies.
(a) The commission shall consist of nine
(9) members that are designated as the
"coordinating committee." The commission may also include up to five (5) resource members
defined below, and liaison members as defined below. The majority of members of both the
coordinating committee and resource members shall be qualified voters residing within the City
of Columbia. Two members of the coordinating committee shall be residents of Boone County,
not residing within the city limits of Columbia. The members of the commission should, to the
extent practicable, reflect a broad cross section of the community. "Liaison members" are
nonvoting members of the commission who are appointed by the commission to help with
outreach to the community or to communicate with identified citizen groups that are assisting
with visioning, and to otherwise work with the commission on public education and outreach.
"Resource members" are nonvoting members of the commission and are appointed by the
coordinating committee to help in the work of the commission and share their expertise in one or
more substantive areas such as, but not limited to, data collection, fundraising, intergovernmental
cooperation, management, or process design.
(b) The coordinating committee shall
be appointed by the city council following the
nominating and application process set forth in section 2-530 below. All members of the
commission shall serve without compensation.
(c) Members of the coordinating committee
shall serve for a term of three (3) years, except
as otherwise provided below in relation to initial terms, and until their successors are appointed
and qualified. The first three (3) members appointed to the coordinating committee shall serve
for five (5) years, the second two (2) members appointed shall serve for four (4) years, the third
two (2) members shall serve for three (3) years and the final two (2) members shall serve for two
(2) years. Thereafter, each new member of the coordinating committee shall be appointed for
three (3) years or until a successor has been appointed. Resource members shall serve for two (2)
year terms and liaison members shall serve for one (1) year terms. Members whose terms expire
may be reappointed for successive terms.
(d) Vacancies in any coordinating committee
position shall be filled by the city council.
Vacancies shall be filled for the unexpired term only. The council shall as near as possible
appoint someone with similar qualifications to fill a vacated seat.
Editor's note--Ord. No. 21571, § 1, adopted January 7, 2013, recodified Article V. The previous
applicable sections were Sections 2-525 - 2-534.
(Ord. 21571, Added, 01/07/2013)