Boards and Commissions
Each year the City of Coppell formally seeks volunteers to serve on a number of City Boards, Commissions and Committees. During this process, applications will be mailed to all households. Applications are accepted August through September of each year and are retained in the event a resignation occurs. Applications are available year-round and can be obtained via the web or at the City Secretary Department, 255 Parkway Boulevard, Coppell, TX 75019. To participate, you must be a resident of Coppell for at least one year and be a registered voter in the City of Coppell.
Listed below are the City's Boards, Commissions and Committees along with a summary of the duties of each.
Summary Of Board and Commissions Responsibilities
Animal Services Advisory & Appeals Board
The purpose and scope of the Animal Services Appeals Board is to hear an appeal from any citizen concerning the denial or revocation of their pet's registration for violation of the ordinances pertaining to Animal Services. This Board meets when called by the Chairperson, upon written request of one member of the Board, or when requested by City Council. For more information, please contact Robert Smith, Animal Services Manager/Staff Liaison, at 972-304-3515.
Board Of Adjustment
The Board of Adjustment was created for the purpose of interpreting or modifying zoning regulations in particular cases as circumstances may require in accordance with state law and local ordinances. The board has the powers to subpoena witnesses hear appeals based on error, grant special exceptions and give variances. The Board also acts as the Building and Standards Commission and has quasi judicial authority related to substandard housing. The Building and Standards commission is charged with recommending Building Codes and amendments for adoption, and hearing appeals from code interpretations made by the Chief Building Official or Fire Marshal. Any persons jointly or severally aggrieved by any decision of the commission may present a petition to a district court. For more information, contact Michael Arellano, Chief Building Official/Staff Liaison at 972-304-3506.
Conduct Review Board
The board, which is comprised of citizens and elected officials, reviews investigation reports from the Special Counsel and makes final determinations with regard to whether or not a violation of the Code of Conduct has occurred and the penalties to be assessed if an individual is found in violation of the Code. For more information, please contact Clay Phillips, City Manager/Staff Liaison at 972-304-3618.
The Economic Development Committee is charged with the responsibility of promoting economic development and advising the City Council with regard to pertinent issues as they relate to the City's development in the industrial zoned areas. The Committee meets the first Wednesday of the month at 6:00 p.m. For more information on the activities of the Committee, please call Mindi Hurley, Economic Development Coordinator/Staff Liaison, at 972-304-3677.
The Keep Coppell Beautiful Board assists the City Administration and City Council with recommendations of city refuse, recycling, and environmental management policies. The Keep Coppell Beautiful Board's mission is to involve individuals throughout the community to promote education and activities that encourage waste reduction, litter prevention and beautification. The seven-member, plus two youth advisors, Board is active in the community with special events, clean-ups, community improvements, and environmental/resource conservation education. Youth advisors are in the seventh through eleventh grade and provide a distinct and valuable youth-focus to the Board. The Board meets on the third Thursday of each month at 7:00 p.m. at the Coppell Service Center. For more information about Keep Coppell Beautiful Board, contact Jen Ferguson, Community Programs Coordinator/Staff Liaison, 972-462-5191.
The Library Board serves as an Advisory Board to the Council. The Board is primarily responsible for making informed recommendations regarding library services and programs and for being a citizen interface to library staff. The Library Board is comprised of seven regular members and two alternate members. In addition, the Library Board also includes two non-voting youth advisors that are appointed for one year. Youth advisors are in the seventh through eleventh grade and provide a distinct and valuable youth-focus to the Board. The Board meets the second Thursday of each month at 7:00 p.m. For more information, please contact Victoria Chiavetta, Library Director/Staff Liaison, 972-304-7030.
The Parks and Recreation Board was created for the purpose of advising both the City Council and the Parks and Recreation Department regarding the planning and development of park and recreational facilities, regulations governing their use, and recommending an annual update to the Parks and Recreation Master Plan. Additionally, the board members serve as the board of directors for the Coppell Recreation Development Corporation (CRDC), which was formed to expend the proceeds of the ½ cent Sales Tax for four (4) major recreational projects which include: an all-season aquatic facility, a community multi-purpose recreation facility, a new athletic complex and the first phase of the hike and bike trail system. The Board meets on the first Monday of each month, at 6:30 p.m. Special sessions are held as needed. The board is comprised of seven (7) regular voting members, two (2) alternate non-voting members and two (2) youth advisors. Youth advisors are in the seventh through eleventh grade and provide a distinct and valuable youth-focus to the Board. For further information please contact Brad Reid, Director of Parks and Recreation/Staff Liaison, at 972-462-5100.
The Planning and Zoning Commission's responsibility is to make recommendations to the City Council regarding land use issues, including zoning requests, subdivision plats, changes to the Zoning Ordinance, amendments to and updates of the Comprehensive Master Plan and other items included in the physical development of Coppell. The Commission meets the third Thursday of the month at 6:30 p.m. For more information, please contact Gary Sieb, Director of Planning and Economic Development/Staff Liaison, at 972-304-3678.
The Special Counsel is selected from a group of citizen attorneys who volunteer to assist in the initial investigation of any complaint(s) filed under the Code of Conduct Ordinance. For more information, please contact Clay Phillips, City Manager/Staff Liaison, at 972-304-3618.