Applications are being accepted until Sept. 30 for New Braunfels boards and commissions that have fall appointments. Appointments under the fall term will end Nov. 30 each year with new appointments beginning Dec. 1.

Committees that are accepting applications include the Animal Services Advisory Board, Building Standards Commission, Cemetery Committee, Civil Service Commission, Library Board, New Braunfels Economic Development Council (4B Board) and the New Braunfels Utilities Board.

Additional committees with openings include the Parks and Recreation Board, Partnership Committee, Workforce Housing Advisory Committee, Community Development Advisory Committee, Landa Park Golf Course Advisory Board and the River Advisory Committee.

“Applying for a city board or commission is easy with an online application process that lets you upload your information, including resume and cover letter,” City Secretary Gayle Wilkinson said. “Boards and commissions offer citizens an opportunity to directly participate in their city government by giving important feedback and direction to City Council.”

Some boards and commissions have different eligibility requirements including experience in specific areas or being residents of New Braunfels. A detailed description of each committee and potential eligibility requirements can be found at

Residents interested in applying can log onto the City Boards and Commissions Application section of the city website. If appointed to serve on a board or commission, a one-hour training on the Texas Open Meetings Act is required.

To apply for a committee, visit