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Interested in serving on a board or a commission? Visit www.CityofIrving.org/Board-Application to submit an application or pick one up from the City Secretary’s Office at City Hall, 825 W. Irving Blvd. Deadline to apply for November appointments is Sept. 23. For more information, call (972) 721-2493. Board descriptions are below.

Advisory Boards
Advisory Committee on Disabilities
Purpose: To serve as a contact and voice of residents to city council, to review and discuss matters referred to the committee by council and the city manager, and to provide recommendations on matters pertaining to disabilities.
Qualifications: Members must live or work in the city.
Meeting Frequency: Bimonthly, Thurs. at 6 p.m.

Animal Services Advisory Committee

Purpose: To advise the Animal Services Department regarding issues pertaining to animal care and welfare, animal rescue, standards for animal shelters, training of personnel, and any other issues that may be required by applicable law.
Qualifications: Members must live or work in the city; members include one licensed veterinarian, one county or city official, one person whose duties include the daily operation of an animal shelter, and one representative from an animal welfare organization.
Meeting Frequency: Bimonthly, Tues. at 6 p.m.

Board of Health
Purpose: To offer vision, advice and the community perspective to the city council in matters concerning community health and related public policy.
Qualifications: Members must live or work in the city. Two members must be employed in a medical-related field; ex officio members include a designee of the city manager and the city health officer or designee.
Meeting Frequency: Bimonthly, Mon. at 6 p.m.

Green Advisory Board

Purpose: To review the city’s “green” initiatives and advise the city council on other programs to reduce the city’s impact on the environment.
Qualifications: Members must live or work in the city.
Meeting Frequency: Bimonthly, Tues. at 6 p.m.

Library Board
Purpose: To advise the city council and the director on matters pertaining to the operation of the library system, and recommend policies for both the maintenance and improvement of library services.
Qualifications: Members must live in the city for at least one year; one member is a liaison for the Friends of the Library.
Meeting Frequency: Monthly, Mon. at 5:45 p.m.

Museum Advisory Board
Purpose: To collect, preserve, interpret, and exhibit the material culture and the heritage of Irving and the surrounding area.
Qualifications: Members must live in the city.
Meeting Frequency: Monthly, Tues. at 6 p.m.

Parks and Recreation Board

Purpose: To act in an advisory capacity to the city council and the director in all matters pertaining to parks and recreation.
Qualifications: Members must live in the city.
Meeting Frequency: Monthly, Mon. at 6 p.m.

Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone Board, No. 1
Purpose: To enhance the tax base of the city; preserve the value of the existing developments; and promote new development.
Qualifications: Members must be a registered voter in Irving or at least 18 years old and own property in the zone.
Meeting Frequency: As needed, Tues. at noon

Youth Council
Purpose: To develop an alliance among the youth, youth serving agencies, city government, schools, and the community to secure for all children and youth the highest advantage in physical, mental, social, and moral development.
Qualifications: Members must live in the city.
Meeting Frequency: Monthly, Tues. at 6:30 p.m.

Sovereign Boards

Arts Board
Purpose: To serve the citizens of Irving and attract visitors through the support and development of artistic opportunities, by acquiring, maintaining, and operating art facilities, by providing support to organizations and individuals who provide arts programming, and by providing direct programming.
Qualifications: Nine voting members must live in the city; two members should work for, represent, or own corporate or business operations within the city and do not need to be a resident of the city; and two nonvoting members are representatives from the hotel/motel industry.
Meeting Frequency: Monthly, Mon. at 5:15 p.m.

Building and Standards Commission
Purpose: To hear and determine cases concerning alleged violations of ordinances for the preservation of public safety, relating to the materials or methods used to construct a building or improvements.
Qualifications: Members must live in the city.
Meeting Frequency: Quarterly, Thurs. at 3 p.m.

Construction Board of Appeals

Purpose: To hear and decide appeals of orders, decisions, or determinations made by the building official or fire chief.
Qualifications: Members include one resident of the city, one master electrician or electrical contractor, one master plumber or plumbing contractor, one class “A” licensed mechanical (HVAC) contractor or mechanical engineer, one home builder, one representative from the fire protection industry, one licensed architect or engineer.
Meeting Frequency: As needed.

Convention and Visitors Bureau Board

Purpose: Market Irving as a premier travel destination, enhancing the community’s economy and quality of life. The board of directors makes recommendations to the city council about convention facilities, assists with attracting visitors to the city, and hires the executive director.
Qualifications: Nine members must live in the city and cannot be employed in the hotel or tourism industry; the additional four voting members consist of the Chair to the Greater Irving Las Colinas Hotel Association, a representative of the hospitality industry, a representative of the hotel/motel industry, and a representative of the restaurant industry. Twelve non-voting members consist of three representatives of the hospitality industry, a representative of the Las Colinas Association, President and CEO of the Greater Irving-Las Colinas Chamber of Commerce, a representative from University of Dallas, a member of the TIF No. 1 board, a member of the Salesmanship Club of Dallas Byron Nelson, a member of Dallas County Utility and Reclamation District board, a previous ICVB board member, Chair of Irving-Las Colinas Chamber of Commerce, and the city manager or designee.
Meeting Frequency: Monthly, Mon. at 11:45 a.m.

Housing and Human Services Board
Purpose: Assist Irving’s low- and moderate-income residents in achieving an improved quality of life by providing affordable housing and a broad range of social services through innovative programs and community partnerships.
Qualifications: Members must live or work in the city.
Meeting Frequency: Monthly, Wed. at 6 p.m.

Planning and Zoning Commission

Purpose: To hear and recommend matters relating to zoning, planning or subdivision control as specified or required under ordinance, the city charter, or the laws of the State of Texas.
Qualifications: Members must live in the city.
Meeting Frequency: Twice monthly, Mon. at 7 p.m.

Zoning Board of Adjustments and Appeals

Purpose: To hear and decide appeals and special exception to the city ordinance.
Qualifications: Members must live in the city.
Meeting Frequency: As needed.

Note: Times and dates of meetings are subject to change. To confirm meeting dates, times or locations, visit CityofIrving.org/City-Secretary and select “Boards and Commissions.”

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