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Boards & Commissions
Purpose and Terms
City of Allen boards, commissions and committees advise the City Council on a variety of issues. The majority of appointments are for two-year terms with no term limits, although a few have three-year commitments. Terms are staggered, with half of the membership appointed each year. Terms follow the City's fiscal period and begin October 1.
How to Apply
Application forms for all boards, commissions, and committees is available online and in person from the City Secretary's Office on the third floor of Allen City Hall, 305 Century Parkway. Citizens are encouraged to attend at least one meeting of the board of interest prior to application. The deadline for submitting an application for the 2020 Annual Appointment Process is August 5, 2020.
All qualified voters with one year of residency in the City of Allen are eligible to apply for positions with any of the council-appointed boards.
Qualifications for the Economic Development Board also extend to non-resident applicants who have been employed in a management position for at least one year with a business or company located in Allen. A person appointed to the EDC Board who does not meet the residency requirement must be continuously employed in a management position by an Allen based company during the full term in office. (Ordinance No. 2155-4-03, Sec 2-231. Qualifications)
Qualifications for the Convention and Visitors Bureau Advisory Board also extend to non-resident applicants who are employed in lodging and tourism industry located in Allen.
All applications received, including those from incumbents, will be reviewed and considered for interview. Interviews are typically held in late August and early September. Appointments are made in September and are effective October 1.
All appointees must attend a mandatory orientation conducted by the City Secretary and City Attorney. Please check the City of Allen website for appropriate dates.
Code of Conduct
Board members are considered to be "officers" of the City and, as such, are governed by several ordinances including the Code of Conduct Ordinance and financial disclosure provisions. Conduct must avoid both actual and potential conflicts between private self-interest and the public trust.
Board members who miss 3 meetings or more than 25% of the board’s meetings held during a rolling 12-month period may not be considered for another term. Special exceptions on the removal of members for absences may be made by the (Nominating) Committee when the absences are due to limited extenuating circumstances and the absences do not affect the ability of the board to maintain a quorum.