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Posted on: August 31, 2023

[ARCHIVED] City Seeks Residents to Serve on Boards and Commissions

Four board members taking oath with text reading "Get involved! Join a board or commission!"

Participate in local government and give back to the community by serving on one of the City of Coppell’s boards or commissions. The City is currently seeking passionate individuals to be a part of nine boards and commissions that help guide development, future needs, regulations, and more for Coppell. With so many boards and commissions to choose from, it’s easy to find a way to serve in a capacity that is important to you. Are you an avid park user? Consider applying for the Parks and Recreation Board. Concerned about future housing trends? Apply for FOARD! Do you have ideas for ways the City can implement technology to use resources more efficiently? Perhaps a seat on the Smart City Board would interest you. 

Applications will be accepted from Monday, September 4 through Sunday, October 1, 2023, and must be completed during this time period to be considered for one or more of the following:

Animal Services Advisory and Appeals Board: The Animal Services Appeals Board hears appeals from residents concerning the denial or revocation of their pet's registration for violations of the ordinances pertaining to Animal Services. This board is comprised of an Animal Services manager, a licensed veterinarian, and an animal welfare representative. The board meets when called by the Chairperson, upon written request of a board member, or when requested by City Council. 

Board of Adjustment: The Board of Adjustment (BOA) was created to interpret or modify zoning regulations in particular cases, as circumstances may require. The board has the power to subpoena witnesses to hear appeals, grant special exceptions, and give variances. The board is composed of five regular members and four alternate members and meets at least once each year.

Coppell Recreation Development Corporation: The Coppell Recreation Development Corporation (CRDC) is a non-profit organization that was incorporated pursuant to, and governed by, Local Government Code Chapter 505. The CRDC is charged with the responsibility of expending the proceeds of the ½-cent sales tax for the construction and development of numerous projects as defined by the voter approved proposition and by the City Council. The CRDC meets as needed. 

Ethics Review Panel: The Ethics Review Panel reviews and investigates Code of Ethics complaints, forwarded from Special Legal Counsel, to determine if a violation occurred. Members of the Ethics Review Panel serve at the pleasure of the City Council and meet when necessary, as outlined by the complaint procedures in the City’s Code of Ethics.

Future Oriented Approach to Residential Development Task Force: The Future Oriented Approach to Residential Development (FOARD) Task Force evaluates the future needs of the community from a residential housing perspective. The community engagement feedback for the Vision 2040 Strategic Plan identified a need for diverse housing types that can accommodate residents of all ages, fulfilling the promise of Coppell as a Community for a Lifetime. The task force advises the City Council and makes recommendations on matters related to residential housing development/redevelopment. The FOARD Task Force meets at least quarterly, on a schedule determined by board members. 

Library Board: The Library Board is responsible for making informed recommendations regarding library services and programs, and board members serve as liaisons between residents and library staff. The board is composed of seven regular members, two alternate members, and two youth advisors. This board meets on the second Thursday of every month.

Parks and Recreation Board: The Parks and Recreation Board advises both the City Council and the Community Experiences (formerly known as Parks and Recreation) Department regarding the planning and development of park and recreational facilities and regulations governing their use. The Parks and Recreation Board also recommends an annual update to the Parks and Recreation Master Plan. This board meets at 6:30 pm on the first Monday of each month and for special sessions, as needed.

Planning and Zoning Commission: The Planning and Zoning Commission makes recommendations to City Council on issues related to planning, including zoning, platting, ordinance amendments, and other related matters. This board serves as the site plan approval authority for the City and has been granted the right to approve final plats in some instances. The board is composed of seven regular members who meet on the third Thursday of each month.

Smart City Board: The Smart City Board evaluates the future needs of the community from a Smart City perspective, a key component of the Vision 2040 Strategic Plan. The board advises the City Council and make recommendation on matters related to technology that support the Vision 2040 pillars and goals. The Smart City Board meets at least quarterly, on a schedule determined by board members.

For more detailed descriptions of each board and commission as well as contact information, visit Boards and commissions applicants must have lived in Coppell for at least one year and must be registered to vote in Coppell. 

If you are unable to apply online or need assistance, please visit the City Secretary’s Office at Coppell Town Center, 255 Parkway Blvd., email the City Secretary, or call 972-304-3669.

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