Plano residents can apply to serve on a board, commission or committee through Aug. 30. (Emily Lincke/Community Impact Newspaper)
The city of Plano is offering residents an opportunity to serve on the city’s existing boards, commissions and committees. The city is accepting applications from those interested until Aug. 30. Available committees include the Civil Service Commission, Community Relations Commission, the Plano Housing Authority, the Building Standards Commission and more. “I define community engagement as not only being in the community, but being a part of the community,” Plano Mayor John Muns said via email. “One of the popular ways our citizens get involved is through our city boards and commissions where you can serve your passion and serve Plano.” According to a city release, interested residents must have lived in Plano for at least 12 months consecutively prior to appointment, have current voter registration, adhere to the city’s code of conduct, cannot have a financial contract with the city and must attend at least 75% of regular meetings. The city will host a boards and commissions information session Aug. 29 from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Plano Event Center at 2000 E. Spring Creek Parkway. To apply, residents can visit www.plano.gov/boardsandcommission, check available positions and complete the online application or submit the application via mail to the City Secretary's Office.