Frisco receives 120 applicants for volunteer board, commission positions

Frisco has 112 eligible candidates for the 32 open board and commission positions to be filled by City Council and Mayor Jeff Cheney next month. (Screenshot courtesy city of Frisco)
Frisco has 112 eligible candidates for the 32 open board and commission positions to be filled by City Council and Mayor Jeff Cheney next month. (Screenshot courtesy city of Frisco)

Frisco has 112 eligible candidates for the 32 open board and commission positions to be filled by City Council and Mayor Jeff Cheney next month. (Screenshot courtesy city of Frisco)

Frisco had 120 residents apply to serve the city on a board or commission prior to the July 31 deadline.

City Secretary Kristi Morrow said 112 of those applicants are eligible to serve. That number also includes 28 incumbents for the 32 positions to be filled by Frisco City Council and Mayor Jeff Cheney.

“That means [there are] four openings if all the [current] members are reappointed,” Morrow said during council’s summer work session on Aug. 18.

Council is scheduled to make appointments to the following boards and commissions during its Sept. 15 meeting:

• Four seats on the Board of Adjustments/Construction Board of Appeals;


• Two positions on the Community Development Corporation board;

• Three spots on the Downtown Advisory Board;

• Two seats on the Economic Development Corporation board;

• Two positions on the Housing Authority Board;

• Three spots on the Parks and Recreation Board;

• Two seats on the Planning & Zoning Commission;

• Three positions on the Public Art Board;

• Three spots on the Social Services and Housing Board;

• Three spots on the Urban Forestry Board; and

• Five positions on the Visit Frisco board.

All open positions are appointed by council except for the Housing Authority Board positions, which are appointed by the mayor. Those appointed will begin their terms Oct. 1. All board appointments are for two-year terms, except the Planning & Zoning Commission, Community Development Corporation board and Economic Development Corporation board, which have three-year terms.

The city initially had 33 open positions, but council filled one of those spots during its Aug. 4 meeting when it reinstated Jason Young to the Place 3 position on the Visit Frisco board.

Council had accepted Young’s resignation from the board during its July 7 meeting because he planned to apply for Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act funding for his business, Verona Villa. As that funding is administered by the city, he was required to resign, the mayor explained.

“He did not receive that funding, and so I think we were premature in accepting his resignation,” Cheney said during the Aug. 4 council meeting.

Council Member John Keating said Young missed the deadline to apply for the funding. In a document prepared for council, city staff said Young requested to withdraw his resignation before the July 7 meeting, but staff failed to remind council of the request.
By William C. Wadsack
William C. Wadsack is the senior reporter for the Plano and Richardson editions of Community Impact Newspaper. He previously served as managing editor of several daily and weekly publications in North Texas and his native state of Louisiana before joining Community Impact Newspaper in 2019.


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