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Boards and Commissions


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City Boards and Commissions

Citizens have the opportunity to serve on one of the 37 boards of the City of Abilene. Each board member receives training and orientation to better prepare for a role as a council advisor. Although a few boards have special requirements specific to their particular function, the only prerequisites to serving on most boards are an adequate amount of time and a sincere desire to become involved in the Abilene community.

From time to time, ad-hoc boards or committees are formed for short-term purposes such as studying special issues. These may or may not be appointed by the Council and they are usually active for a short time- until their intended purpose is fulfilled.

Several of the boards were created by an ordinance or resolution which outlines its purpose, number of members (including any specific requirements), meeting dates and times. Applications are available through the City Secretary’s office located in Room 203 at City Hall, 555 Walnut St., and will be provided upon request by contacting the City Secretary at, by calling (325) 676-6202, or by downloading the Board / Commission Candidate Application Form.

Twice a year, staff and/or board chairpersons provide the Mayor and Council a list of Boards whose members have terms expiring, a list of prospective board members, a chart of racial and gender makeup for each board, a brief summary of board functions and staff recommendations for reappointments and/or new appointments. After careful review of board information the Mayor, with Council approval, appoints and reappoints members to the boards.

Abilene Health Facilities Development Corporation

Abilene Housing Authority

Abilene Public Health Corporation

Abilene-Taylor County Child Advocacy Center Advisory Board

Abilene-Taylor County Public Health Advisory Board

Abilene-Taylor County Venue District

Airport Development Board

Animal Services Advisory Board

Board of Adjustment

Board of Building Standards

CityLink ADA Advisory Committee

Civic Abilene Inc.

Civil Service Commission

Development Corporation of Abilene, Inc. (DCOA)

Friends of Safety City Board

Frontier Texas! Board of Directors

Keep Abilene Beautiful

Landmarks Commission

Library Board

Mayor's Council on Physical Fitness

Mechanical/Plumbing/Electrical & Swimming Pool Board of Appeals

Mental Health-Mental Retardation Board of Trustees (Betty Hardwick)

Municipal Golf Advisory Board

9-1-1 Emergency Communications District Board

Office of Neighborhood Services Advisory Board

Parks and Recreation Board

Planning & Zoning Commission

Senior Citizens Board

Visual Arts Jury

West Central Texas Municipal Water District

Listing of City Boards