The City Clerk is accepting applications for the following boards and commissions. Applications must be in the Clerk’s Office, 701 E. Broadway, by 5:00 p.m., Friday, January 2, 2015. Applicants can either complete and submit the online application to the City Clerk directly from the internet or can complete the PDF format online and then print, sign, and submit it by mail to the City Clerk's office for processing.
BICYCLE/PEDESTRIAN COMMISSION: 1 vacancy with term to expire July 31, 2015. Member shall have knowledge of bicycling, bicycle safety and/or bikeways, and must be a qualified voter of the City. The Commission advises the Council on issues relating to sidewalks, walkways and trails. Monthly meetings held on the third Wednesday of the month at 7:00 p.m.
BOARD OF MECHANICAL EXAMINERS: 1 vacancy with term to expire June 17, 2016. Must be a layperson and a resident of the City of Columbia. The Board is empowered to give examinations for mechanical heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration licenses and certificates. Monthly meetings held on the second Tuesday of the month at 5:00 p.m.
BUILDING CONSTRUCTION CODES COMMISSION: 3 vacancies with terms to expire August 1, 2016 and August 1, 2017. One alternate member is needed from each of the following categories: person experienced in fire prevention, professional engineer (experience in electrical/mechanical), and master plumber. The Commission periodically reviews and makes recommendations relating to building construction codes. Monthly meetings held on the fourth Monday of the month at 4:30 p.m.
CITY OF COLUMBIA NEW CENTURY FUND INC. BOARD: 1 vacancy with term to expire September 30, 2017. Must have an interest in the future of the City of Columbia and the funding needs required to achieve future success, and must be a current resident and qualified elector of the City of Columbia. The New Century Fund, Inc. is a Missouri not-for-profit corporation. Meetings held on call.
COLUMBIA COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION: 1 vacancy with term to expire November 1, 2017. Must be a qualified voter of the City from Ward 5, and shall not serve on the board of directors or be employed by any agency which applies for funding through the Commission or which receives funding upon recommendation of the Commission. The Commission acts in an advisory capacity in all matters pertaining to community development. Monthly meetings held on call.
COLUMBIA VISION COMMISSION: 2 vacancies with terms to expire December 15, 2015, and December 15, 2016 for coordinating committee members. One must be a resident of Boone County, not residing within the city limits of Columbia, and one can be a qualified voter residing within the City of Columbia or a resident of Boone County, not residing within the city limits of Columbia. Members must have demonstrated a commitment to the visioning process. Candidates will be evaluated on the ability to work with data and understand systematic relationships, the ability to work collaboratively, management skills, independence, existing memberships or positions, and contributions to the diversity of the Commission. The Commission tracks, monitors and assists with the implementation of the visioning process. Meetings held on the fourth Monday of the month at 5:30 p.m.
FINANCE ADVISORY AND AUDIT COMMITTEE: 1 vacancy with term to expire December 31, 2016. Must be a commercial banker with knowledge of public finance and investment banking, and a qualified voter and resident of the City for at least one year prior to appointment. The Committee makes recommendations on financial matters to the Council as needed. Meetings held on call.
HUMAN SERVICES COMMISSION: 2 vacancies with terms to expire December 31, 2017. Must be qualified voters and residents of the City of Columbia, and shall not serve on the board of directors or be employed by any organization which applies for funding through the Commission or which receives funding upon recommendation of the Commission. (Each academic and administrative unit of the University of Missouri shall be considered a separate organization and each school of the Columbia Public School District shall be considered a separate organization.) The Commission advises the City in all matters regarding the planning and contracting for human service programs to adequately meet the needs of the citizens. Monthly meetings held on the third Tuesday of the month at 7:00 p.m.
MAYOR’S COUNCIL ON PHYSICAL FITNESS AND HEALTH: 8 vacancies with terms to expire November 30, 2015, November 30, 2016 and November 30, 2017. The Council educates the public about the importance of regular physical fitness activity and promotes, initiates and encourages local physical fitness and sports programs in the community. Monthly meetings held the first Tuesday of every even month at 12:30 p.m.
PERSONNEL ADVISORY BOARD:2 vacancies with terms to expire November 30, 2015. Two alternate members to serve in the absence of, or disqualification of, the regular members are needed. Must be residents and registered qualified voters of the City, and shall have significant, substantive knowledge of social, legislative, political, and administrative factors affecting personnel management and employee relations. In addition, members must not hold a lucrative position in City government nor any other lucrative public office during their terms. The Board advises the Council on its findings, opinions, various conclusions and recommendations on the status of the personnel system. Meetings held on call.
PUBLIC TRANSIT ADVISORY COMMISSION: 1 vacancy with term to expire March 1, 2016. Consideration will be given to the appointment of an eligible Columbia Transit paratransit rider, an owner or representative of a business, a member of the Disabilities Commission, a member of the Bicycle/Pedestrian Commission, a representative of the Columbia Public School District or a representative of Columbians for Modern Efficient Transit (CoMET), an advocacy group of PedNet. The Commission advises staff with regard to transit policy and safety matters concerning transit issues affecting the City, studies issues arising under the Columbia Transit Master Plan as they relate to transportation and makes recommendations to the City Council. Meetings held the third Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m.