Boards & Commissions

Board Duties

The City of Jacksonville's Boards and Commissions are comprised of citizens who volunteer their time, knowledge, and expertise to make a difference in their community. Duties of the boards may include serving in an advisory capacity, examining in-depth issues such as planning and zoning, making recommendations to City Council, and making decisions on variance requests from citizens. The work these citizens do assists the Council and contributes directly to the quality of life enjoyed by both residential and corporate citizens.

Board Qualifications

Applicants should be able to commit the required volunteer time for board service as well as show an interest in the specific working of the Board or Commission; and in some cases, more specific qualifications regarding knowledge or licensing in a specific field.

Board Appointment Process

The City has a number of Boards and Commissions which have been established by City Council, or State law. Board members are selected  by the City Council. Applications are accepted in the City Secretary's office year-round and are kept on file for two years. As vacancies occur on the various boards, applications on file are reviewed by the City Council and an interview may be scheduled. Appointments are made at the Council meetings and applicants will be notified by City staff.

Additional Information

Dates are subject to change or cancellation. All meetings will be held at City Hall unless otherwise noted. City Hall is located at 315 S. Ragsdale St., Jacksonville, TX 75766.