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Posted on: June 15, 2022

City Appeals to Residents to Serve on Local Boards and Commissions


Missouri City is continuously seeking citizen engagement in the local governing process. To that end, the City is now accepting applications to fill several vacancies on its volunteer Boards, Commissions and Committees. The deadline to apply is June 27, 2022.

To educate the community on this priority effort and to clarify the application process, here is a list of frequently asked questions: 

Is there an online application available for Boards, Commissions & Committees?

Yes, citizens may apply online via the City website link here:

Which specific Boards, Commissions & Committees have openings now? 

These are the current open positions: 

  • Arts & Culture Commission – Positions 8 and 9 
  • Construction Board of Adjustments & Appeals – Positions 5 and Alternate
  • Missouri City Parks Foundation – Positions 8, 9, and 11-15
  • Parks Board – Positions 1, 5, 9 and 10

Which Boards, Commissions & Committees are open to the public?

The following are open to the MCTX community: 

  • Arts & Culture Commission
  • Civil Service Commission
  • Community Development Advisory Committee
  • Construction Board of Adjustments and Appeals
  • Electrical Board
  • Ethics Commission 
  • Missouri City Parks Foundation
  • Parks Board
  • Planning & Zoning Commission
  • Small Business Advisory Committee
  • Texas Parkway/Cartwright Corridor Development Advisory Committee
  • Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone (TIRZ) 1
  • Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone (TIRZ) 2
  • Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone (TIRZ) 3
  • Zoning Board of Adjustments & Appeals
  • Ethics Commission

Are there any Boards, Commissions & Committees reserved for Council?

Yes, the following are reserved for sitting Mayor and Council:

  • Missouri City Development Authority
  • Missouri City Recreation & Leisure Local Government Corporation

What is the process after someone submits an online application? 

Once the application is submitted online, the City Secretary’s office will review it and then submit to the City Council for review and interview selection. The City Secretary’s Office will schedule candidate’s interviews with City Council. Once selected by City Council, the position appointment is placed on the upcoming agenda for approval. 

If residents are interested in multiple boards, do they have to apply separately for each one?

No, candidates may list all interested Boards, Commissions and Committees on a single application. 

Is there a deadline to apply? 

The deadline for the current round of vacancies is June 27, 2022. Applications are accepted throughout the year. However, City Council will only review applicants and current members a few months before terms expire or when vacancies become available. 

Do residents have to reapply every year if they don’t get selected the first time around?

No, the City Secretary’s Office will maintain applications on file for two years. If a candidate is not chosen, the City Secretary’s Office will ask the candidate the second year if they would still like to be considered for the position(s) they submitted on their application. If so, the names of those individuals will be provided to City Council for reconsideration. 

If someone applies, when would they be appointed? 

City Council reviews all applications and decides during a council meeting who will be appointed or who will be asked to interview. After appointments are made, candidates are sworn into office, typically, during the following regular City Council meeting. If they were not appointed, they will be contacted again the following year to see if they would still like to be considered.

If someone applied within the last two years and was not selected for any positions, what are the next steps? 

Applications are maintained by the City Secretary’s office for two years. After the second year, the candidate will not be contacted. If the candidate would like to be reconsidered after the second year of the initial submission, they must reapply.   

Who can provide application status updates?

The City Secretary’s office handles all applications, and may be contacted at or 281.403.8686. 

Where can we get more information on MCTX Boards, Commissions and Committees?

To get additional details on policies, current members, and meeting details regarding all Boards, Commissions and Committees, visit the City website via this link:

For more updates, please visit the City website:, like us on Facebook—fb/MissouriCityTX, follow us on Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat—@MissouriCityTX and Nextdoor, watch Missouri City Television (Ch. 16 on Comcast and Ch. 99 on AT&T) or download the MCTX Mobile app (available for free in Google Play and the Apple app store).

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