Boards & Commissions Info & FAQs

All of the City's boards and commissions play a critical role in public policy development, implementation and review for the City Council. These groups serve an important function in molding decisions for our community, acting as the voice of the residents and providing stewardship of the City's assets. All meetings are open to the public, and citizens are encouraged to attend and participate.

Membership on each board or commission requires varying qualifications. A majority of members must be residents of the City of Farmers Branch, a registered voter, with no outstanding debt or liens owed to the City, and must be able to pass a criminal background check. The members of the Boards and Commissions are appointed by the Council.

Applications are accepted year round, with annual recruitment beginning in April and May of every year. Some boards have term limits, and most terms expire on June 30 each year.

View the videos below, and learn what each board does, when it meets, and more. Registered voters can apply for any board by:


  1. Filling out the online application. 

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  2. Completing a criminal background check on Quick Search.

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Also view the Boards and Commissions Handbook for more details.


Animal Shelter Advisory Committee


Community Watch Committee


Library Board

Planning & Zoning Board

Sustainability Committee

Charter Review Committee

Historical Preservation & Restoration Board


Parks & Recreation Board

Senior Advisory Board


ZBA / Bldg Code Board of Appeals


List of Vacancies

Vacancies occur due to resignations or term expirations (which occur on June 30th). Applicants filling a vacancy caused by a resignation will serve a partial term and be eligible to serve full terms, up to the 6 year term limit. Please view the list* below for vacancies.

*This information is subject to change. Please call 972.919.2515 for updates.

Board Name
Members
Alternates
Member Vacancies
Alternate Vacancies
Animal Shelter Advisory Board
8

3

Community Watch Committee
9

7

Historical Preservation & Restoration Board
11

6

Library Board
11

6

Parks & Recreation Board
9

6

Planning & Zoning Commission
9

2

Public Art & Culture Ad Hoc Committee
5

4 - Ad Hoc
1 - Resident

Senior Advisory Board
12
2
7
1
Sustainability Committee
10

4

Zoning Board of Adjustment / Building Code Board of Appeals
5
2
3
1


Total Vacancies
49
2