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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The City of Springfield is currently taking applications for a variety of boards and commissions. Current openings include the Personnel Board, Planning & Zoning Commission, Citizens Advisory Committee for Community Development, Building Crafts and Trades, Landmarks, Board of Public Utilities, Mayor’s Commission on Human Rights, Public Housing Authority and Traffic Advisory. The Personnel Board is an advisory board that advises the City Council, City Manager and Director of Personnel concerning personnel administration and makes any investigation which it considers desirable concerning the administration of personnel in the municipal service; approves merit system rules and hears appeals from disciplinary action. Members are appointed by City Council and serve three-year terms. Applicants must have been a resident in the Springfield city limits for two years. The board meets at the Busch Municipal Building, 840 Boonville, on an as-needed basis. Planning & Zoning Commission recommends proposed amendments to Springfield’s Comprehensive Plan, zoning ordinance and official zoning map; applications for conditional use permits; exercise control over platting of subdividing land and other various land development applications within the City. Members are appointed by City Council and serve two-year terms. The commission meets bi-monthly at 6:30 p.m. Thursdays, in Historic City Hall, 830 N. Boonville. Citizens Advisory Committee for Community Development makes recommendations to City Council on the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program. Members are appointed by City Council and represent various groups likely to benefit from CDBG funds. Meetings take place the quarterly at the Busch Municipal Building, 840 N. Boonville. The Building Trades Examination & Certification Board is a quasi-judicial board appointed by the City Manager that administers the licensing of the members of various building crafts or trades. Applicants serve three-year terms and must have resided in the Springfield city limits for two years. Meetings take place in the first floor conference room of the Busch Municipal Building, 840 Boonville Ave. The Landmarks Board is an advisory board appointed by City Council that advises City Council, City Planning and Zoning Commission, the Park Board and the City Manager relating to the identification, protection, retention and preservation of historic sites in the City of Springfield. Members serve three-year terms and must have resided in the Springfield city limits for two years. Meetings are held at 5:30p.m., every other Wednesday at Historic City Council Chambers, 830 Boonville Ave. The Board of Public Utilities is an 11-member administrative board: nine who are customers residing inside the Springfield city limits and two who are customers residing outside the city. The Board makes policy decisions for CU and appoints the General Manager, who is the Chief Executive Officer. Board members are appointed by the Springfield City Council to serve three-year terms. The board meets at 3 p.m., the last Thursday of each month in the City Utilities Board Room, 301 E. Central. Mayor’s Commission on Human Rights is an advisory board appointed by the Mayor to foster mutual understanding and respect among all racial, religious and ethnic groups of the City and to investigate discrimination complaints. Members serve three-year terms and must have resided in Springfield for two years. The board meets at 5:30 p.m. the third Wednesday of each month in the first floor conference room, Busch Municipal Building, 840 Boonville. Public Housing Authority is a special-purpose board appointed by the Mayor to provide housing for people of low income. Members serve four-year terms and must have resided in Springfield City limits for one year. The group meets at 9:30 a.m. the third Friday of each month at Madison Tower, 421 W. Madison. Traffic Advisory Board members are appointed by the Mayor and advises the Traffic Engineer, Chief of Police, City Manager and City Council of ways and means for improving traffic conditions and/or enforcement of traffic regulations. Members serve three-year terms and must have resided in Springfield city limits for two years. The group meets at 03:30 p.m., the fourth Tuesday of each month at the Transportation management Center of the Ozarks, 1107 W. Chestnut. • • • The City has more than 25 standing boards and commissions, and a many partnerships providing hundreds of opportunities for citizens to get involved in the community. Requirements for the City’s standing boards and commissions vary. Please visit springfieldmo.gov/boards to learn more, or to apply online. Packets are also available in the City Clerk’s office, located on the 4th floor of the Busch Municipal Building. View brochure about volunteering for City boards and commissions. # # # For more information, contact: Cora Scott, Director of Public Information & Civic Engagement, 417-864-1009 (office) | 417-380-3352 (cell), firstname.lastname@example.org.