Tempe Boards And Commissions Need Members

The City of Tempe is asking residents to consider applying for a spot on one of several city Boards and Commissions that have current or upcoming vacancies. Hundreds of residents and other community members currently serve on Tempe Boards and Commissions, which advise the City Council on all aspects of life in Tempe.

Some of the groups require Tempe residency or experience in specialized fields such as plumbing, engineering or architecture. Examples include:

  • The Parks, Recreation, Golf, and Double Butte Cemetery Advisory Board has three upcoming openings. Board members must reside in Tempe. The board is responsible for advising the City Council about the planning, acquisition, disposition, operation, use, care and maintenance of municipal golf courses and facilities, parks and preserves, and cemetery facilities; as well as the development of a continuing plan for the City’s park and recreation program.
  • The Tempe Sustainability Commission currently has a business advocacy group representative opening. Members of a business advocacy group who are interested in sharing best practices, promoting partnerships and collaborations to create sustainability solutions to Tempe’s most pressing challenges, and recommending policies and programs that advance sustainability in Tempe, are encouraged to apply. Tempe residency is not required for this particular position; however, preference will be given to applicants who are Tempe residents and/or those working in Tempe.
  • The Technical Code Advisory Board of Appeals currently has two vacancies: one is for a plumber or plumbing contractor, and the other is for a mechanical contractor. The Board is responsible for hearing and deciding appeals of orders, decisions, or determinations made by the building official relative to the application and interpretation of the city’s technical codes. These positions do not require Tempe residency.

There are 59 upcoming vacancies on 17 boards and commissions – we need your help! For a complete listing of boards and commissions, including vacancies, please visit www.tempe.gov/clerk.

Applications are accepted year-round and can be downloaded or picked up at the City Clerk’s Office, 31 E. Fifth St., second floor, or in the back of the Council Chambers at 31 E. Fifth St., garden level. Applications can be submitted via email (clerk@tempe.gov), mail, fax (480-858-2012), or in person at the City Clerk’s Office. For questions, call 480-350-4311, or visit http://www.tempe.gov/city-hall/city-clerk-s-office/boards-and-commissions.

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