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Applications are now open for all Boards and Commissions.

The City of Georgetown is currently recruiting highly qualified and dedicated individuals to serve on one of the City’s thirty Advisory Boards or Commissions. The City Council depends on these citizen board members to assist in evaluating local issues which enrich, develop and promote the community.

There are 220 seats on the thirty active Boards and Commissions.  Each member is asked to serve a two year term and the terms are staggered.  This February approximately 100 seats will need to be filled.

Individuals interested in serving as a board member must complete an application which are now open and being accepted online.  To apply, or read more information about specific Boards and Commissions:

http://georgetown.org/boardscommissions/. 

Prior to clicking the link, please read the information below:

    • We are currently experiencing technical difficulties with the automatic email system in connection with the applications.  In order to alleviate some delays in your application process, we suggest completing the entire application at once, complete with uploading a resume.  If you start and do not complete the application, you should “save it for later” and an email should be sent with a link to follow-up.  If you do not receive the email (some are not), please email the City Secretary’s office for assistance.  An applicant must return to the application with the link. The system will not allow you to submit another application because the email address is already registered.  We hope to have this fixed soon, thank you for your patience.

    • Some boards currently have vacancies which are available for instant filling.  Those boards will show a vacancy in the Vacancies Tab. ALL Boards are open for applications, and the application can be completed by clicking on the APPLY button.

    • If you are a current member of a board and wish to apply, you should have received an email link allowing you to reapply with an autofill option.  Please use that link.  If you do not have that link, enter your email into the application and request a new link for re-application.

    • Board details, including description, staff liaison and bylaws, along with the Member Roster for each board are available by clicking on Boards and choosing the board you are interested in. Board Details are given for each Board.

    • Appointments are made by recommendation of the Mayor, and approval of the Council in February, or as needed during the year.

    • Each regular term begins March 1 for all new and reappointed members.  Terms are usually two-year terms and are staggered on each board so that a board always has experienced members.

    • Applications for all Boards are available in Open Enrollment which runs from November 1 through December 30th. Anyone wishing to serve a second term, or who is currently an alternate, must reapply for reappointment.

    • During the year, applications may only be submitted for a board if there is a vacancy on that board. Those vacancies are listed on the Vacancies Tab and applications are only available for those boards.

    • If an application is submitted, and you are not appointed, your application will be kept on file for a year in case any vacancies occur. You will be contacted if your application is chosen for appointment.

    • Most Boards require you to be a Georgetown resident, or reside in the city’s extraterritorial jurisdiction, unless the ordinance or law creating the board or commission states otherwise. Some boards seek to have certain areas of expertise, i.e. Animal Shelter Advisory Board seeks local veterinarians.  The requirements for each board are listed in the Details Tab, and on the application.

If you need assistance, please contact the City Secretary’s office at 512-930-3651 or cs@georgetown.org.

To address a Board or Commission, please read here.

To file a Conflict of Interest Form, please read here.