Boards & Commissions

The City of Temple encourages participation by its citizens in City government through service on City boards and commissions. The Temple City Council is committed to appointing highly qualified and dedicated people to these boards to lend a diverse viewpoint concerning issues facing Temple.

State law establishes several of the City’s boards and commissions, while others result from the City Charter provisions and local ordinances. City boards address such subjects as the airport, animal services, building codes, the library, and planning and zoning.

Members of the City’s boards and commissions are considered “officers” of the City and are governed by both local and state statutes. City staff members conduct orientation sessions for new board members twice per year to provide a short course on local government and home rule cities, the Open Meetings Act, and Conflict of Interest statutes.

The City Council appoints members to its standing boards in February and August each year, as well as appointing members to fill positions vacated throughout the year. If you are interested in serving on a board or commission, please complete an application form and submit to the City Secretary’s Office, as indicated on the form.

Please see the following links for additional information about City boards and commissions. 

Questions regarding City Boards and Commissions should be directed to the City Secretary’s Office, 254-298-5700. 


AIRPORT ADVISORY BOARD

The Airport Advisory Board serves in an advisory capacity to City Council in matters pertaining to the Airport, make recommendations as to fees, charges, facility improvements, and airport services.

ANIMAL SERVICES ADVISORY BOARD

The Animal Services Advisory Board advises the City Council and City staff on matters relating to the City’s Animal Services Division and its operations. The Board is specifically charged with ensuring that the City complies with State law requirements relating to the operation of animal shelters.

BUILDING AND STANDARDS COMMISSION

The Board has the authority to hear and determine cases concerning alleged violations of City ordinances related to building codes, including the minimum housing code; conditions covered by an accumulation of matter that creates unsanitary and unhealthy conditions; functions of the Historic Preservation ordinance; and serves as a screening committee for the rental rehabilitation and the owner-occupied housing rehabilitation program.

BUILDING BOARD OF APPEALS

The Building Board of Appeals shall submit recommendations to the Council for improvements and revisions to the Standard Building Code, Mechanical Code, One and Two Family Dwelling Code, Plumbing Code, Gas Code and Fire Prevention Code as it deems necessary and proper in the light of the development of new materials, methods or techniques.

CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION

The Civil Service Commission makes rules and regulations for administering the personnel system within the Fire and Police Departments, hears and rules on appeals of disciplinary actions from the Fire and Police Departments, establishes qualifications and rules of conduct for Fire and Police personnel.

DEVELOPMENT STANDARDS ADVISORY BOARD

The Development Standards Advisory Board is a standing advisory board to advise the City Council and Planning & Zoning Commission on matters relating to the Subdivision Ordinance, City’s standard construction details, and related development standards and regulations.

LIBRARY BOARD

The Trustees shall advise the Council on the operation and maintenance of the Library.

PARKS AND RECREATION ADVISORY BOARD

To advise the City Council and the Director of Parks & Recreation on matters relating to the City's parks, recreational programs, Sammons Golf Course, Frank W. and Mayborn Civic & Convention Center. To develop public awareness and education programs relating to trees; promote Arbor Day; develop and update a 5-year plan for planting trees on City property; advise Parks & Recreation on issues relating to planting or maintenance of trees and other landscaping on City property.

PLANNING & ZONING COMMISSION

The Planning & Zoning Commission serves in an advisory capacity to City Council by making recommendations on land use proposals including zone changes, subdivision plats, and annexations; work with City Staff, the community and the Council in the development and updating of the Comprehensive Plan and the Area Plans for the City, as well as the Capital Improvement Program for community facilities.

PUBLIC SAFETY ADVISORY BOARD

The Public Safety Advisory Board advises the Council on matters of law enforcement, fire, emergency medical service, communications, and emergency management

REINVESTMENT ZONE NUMBER ONE

The Temple Reinvestment Zone Number One makes recommendations to the City Council concerning the administration of the Zone. The board of directors exercises powers necessary to implement the project plan which is delegated by ordinance of the Council.

TEMPLE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION

To cooperate fully to coordinate efforts in order to ensure optimal economic development within the City.
ZONING BOARD OF ADJUSTMENTThe Zoning Board of Adjustment hears appeals and rules on special exceptions to the Zoning Ordinance