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Boards and Commissions

Many citizens and business people in Provo serve on a variety of city boards and commissions. If you have an interest in serving your community, applying for a position on a city board or commission is a great place to start. If you feel you would be interested in serving, or would like to nominate someone else, click to learn more about a specific board and submit an application. 

As vacancies occur on these boards, applicants will be screened by a committee and then recommended to the Mayor for appointment. Most boards and commissions also require appointees to be submitted by the Mayor to the Municipal Council for their consent.

Airport Board The Airport Board is an advisory board that reviews and makes recommendations on a variety of airport issues. Leases, policies, business applications, and fee structures are just some of the items board members are asked to review. After carefully weighing the information and discussing options the board votes on recommendations. 

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Board of Adjustment The Board of Adjustment consists of five members and up to two alternates. Each term is five years with one member’s term expiring each year. Board members should be able to handle stressful situations, and be able to deal with a range of emotions from applicants in a professional manner.

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Board of Appeals The Board of Appeals consists of at least five members (state code). Provo City has elected to have seven members. Members must be qualified by experience and training to vote on matters pertaining to building construction and cannot be employees of the jurisdiction. Each term is three years with staggered expiration dates.

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Civil Service Commission The civil service commission shall make all necessary rules and regulations to carry out the purposes of this part and for examinations, appointments and promotions. All rules and regulations shall be printed by the civil service commission for distribution.

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Design Review Committee The Design Review Committee consists of five members and two alternates. Each member must be a professional in the fields of architectural design, education, landscape design, interior design, urban design, architectural history, art or graphic design, engineering, or planning. One member must be a business person from the community with an occupation not included in the previous list.

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Energy BoardThe Energy Board is an advisory board for making recommendations on energy related matters to the city administration and Municipal Council. The Board consists of 7 members appointed by the Mayor and consent of the Municipal Council serving 4 year terms. The Energy Board generally meets at 4:00 pm every 4th Monday of each month unless otherwise determined by the Chairman.

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Housing Authority Board The Provo City Housing Authority works to serve the community of Provo by finding traditional and innovative ways to house low-income elderly, disabled individuals, and families who might otherwise have difficulty finding adequate housing.

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Landmarks Commission The Landmarks Commission surveys and inventories community historic resources, recommends the designation of historic sites and landmarks, reviews applications for Certificates of Historic Appropriateness, reviews applications for Redevelopment Agency rehabilitation and historic preservation loans, and reviews and comments on nominations for the National Register of Historic Places.

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Library Board The Library Board, which is created by state law, establishes policy, oversees staff, and acts as an advisory board to the Mayor and the Municipal Council.

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Parks and Rec Board The Parks and Recreation Board is to advise the Mayor, Municipal Council and the Director of Parks and Recreation on policies and matters relating to park, cemetery and trail maintenance; the planning and conducting of recreation activities and the development of recreation facilities; and the use, maintenance and promotion of City museums, landmarks and historic sites. 

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Planning CommissionThe Planning Commission consists of seven members and one or two alternates. Each term is three years with staggered expiration dates.

The Planning Commission makes recommendations to the Municipal Council regarding the general plan, the zoning map, and all land use ordinances.

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TransportationTransportation Committee
The Committee consists of 7 members, one from each Municipal Council district and two at large members. One member of the TMAC must be a member of the Planning Commission. If possible, one member should be a representative of college level transportation academia and one should represent a business or community-oriented organization.

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Holding HandsSustainability & Natural Resources Committee The Sustainability and Natural Resources Committee promotes the health and quality of life of Provo residents by encouraging planning for a sustainable future and prudent use of our marvelous natural resources. 

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