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Get involved and help guide Henderson's future.
Citizen volunteers are one of our City's most valuable assets. By participating on local boards and commissions, they make an important contribution to our future by providing input and making recommendations on various programs and issues. Please view the City of Henderson calendar for a listing of upcoming meeting dates and times.
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The City of Henderson has established advisory boards and commissions comprised of volunteer citizens dedicated to shaping the future of Henderson. We invite you to consider the possibilities. In order to be considered for a board or commission appointment, please complete the Board and Commission Application. Please note, this is an electronic form, a valid email address is required. Attachments can be added electronically. After all appropriate signatures and documentation have been provided, click ‘submit application’; you will receive a confirmation email and appropriate City staff will receive a completed version of your submission. To view vacancies and current appointment information, please visit the City's Boards and Commissions portal.
When there is a board or commission member vacancy, the City Clerk's Office will verify candidate information on applications for the specific position. After verification, all information will be forwarded to the Mayor and City Council for consideration and appointment at a City Council meeting. Appointees will be notified by the City Clerk's office in writing and via telephone.
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Public Comment or comments relating to agenda items may be submitted by Public Comment Card one hour before the start of the meeting. Comments can also be submitted via email to CityClerk@cityofhenderson.com or through Contact Henderson. Comments submitted after the deadline, must be presented in person at the meeting to be considered by the Board or Commission and included as part of the record.
Assists the City Council in fulfilling its oversight responsibilities for the system of internal controls, the audit process, and the method of monitoring compliance with laws and regulations. Meets quarterly, times and dates will vary. (Facilitated by Internal Audit)
Bicycle Advisory Committee (BAC)
Promotes the use of bicycles within the City as a viable commuter option as well as recreational riding throughout the City. Meets the 3rd Thursday of the month at 4:00pm in the Council Chambers Conference Room, City Hall, 1st Floor. (Facilitated by Public Works)
Blue Ribbon Commission on Educational Excellence and Youth Opportunity (Blue Ribbon)
Reviews local, regional, and national issues concerning excellence in education and opportunities for the development of youth in local communities, and recommends the implementation or promotion of those approaches which show the greatest promise for the enhancement of the quality of life for all youth within the city of Henderson. Meets the 3rd Wednesday of the month at 4:00pm in the ED/RD Conference Room, 280 South Water Street. (Facilitated by Parks and Recreation)
CDBG Program Advisory Committee (CDBG)
Reviews Community Development Block Grants per HUD requirements and makes recommendations to the City Council. Meetings are held in December and January at 9 a.m. Times, dates, and locations may vary. (Facilitated by Community Development & Services)
The Charter Committee works with City staff to review the Henderson City Charter and make recommendations to the City Council regarding necessary amendments to the Charter. Any recommendations approved by the City Council will be forwarded to the Nevada State Legislature for consideration. Meets March of every even year, times and dates will vary. (Facilitated by City Manager)
Citizens Traffic Advisory Board (CTAB)
Receives complaints concerning traffic matters and recommends educational activities and other measures for improving traffic conditions. Meets quarterly on the third Thursday (January, April, July and October) at 6pm in the Council Chambers Conference Room, City Hall, 1st Floor. (Facilitated by Public Works)
Civil Service Board
Serves as a board of inquiry and appeal for citizen complaints against employees and hears employee appeals of administrative action. Acts in an advisory capacity to the City Council on personnel administration for civil service employees. Meets in January of each year and thereafter as requested. (Facilitated by Human Resources)
Commemorative Beautification Commission (CBC)
Nominates for recognition those individuals who have substantially contributed to the general betterment of the city and its inhabitants and develops plans for the beautification of streets, highways, public parks, and other public areas within the city limits. Meets September through May on the 2nd Tuesday of each month, at 4:00pm in the Parks and Recreation Conference Room, 105 West Basic Road. (Facilitated by Parks and Recreation)
Development Services Center Advisory Committee
Reviews the operations of the Development Services Enterprise Fund and provides an annual report to the City Council on any recommended changes in operations or finances. Meets on a quarterly basis on a Tuesday at 7:45am in the Westgate Conference Room, City Hall, 1st Floor. (Facilitated by the Development Services Center)
Henderson Community Education Advisory Board (HCEAB)
The Henderson Community Education Advisory Board shall serve as a recommending body to the Henderson City Council in working with Henderson local school precincts to foster educational strategies that are in alignment with the overarching goals and policies of the City, reflect community input and aim to increase student achievement. (Facilitated by the Education Initiatives Office within the City Manager’s Office).
Parks and Recreation Board
Serves as an advisory board to the Parks and Recreation Director, City Manager, and City Council for all public park plans, and recommends park development standards and amendments. Meets the 1st Wednesday of each month at 5:00pm at the Council Chambers Conference Room, City Hall, 1st Floor. (Facilitated by Parks and Recreation)
Provides recommendations to the City Council on planning and zoning issues. The Planning Commission holds regular monthly meetings, generally on the Thursday prior to the second regular City Council meeting. (See the Planning Commission Schedule.) Meetings are held in the City Council Chambers, 240 Water Street, at 6:00pm and vary in length depending on the number of agenda items, the complexity of the applications, and the number of speakers during public hearings. (Facilitated by Community Development)
Public Improvement Trust (PIT)
Promotes development within the city limits which is considered of benefit to the community, i.e. creates new jobs, provides new or improved services, builds infrastructure to allow for major development to occur, or provide affordable housing through the issuance of tax-free bonds for projects meeting these criteria. Meets as requested. (Facilitated by City Manager's Office)
Redevelopment Advisory Commission (RAC)
Formulates recommendations to the Redevelopment Agency on issues of redevelopment as assigned by the agency. Meets the 4th Tuesday of each month at 4pm in the City Hall Annex Conference Room, 280 S. Water Street. (Facilitated by Redevelopment)
Self-Funded Health Insurance Committee
Administrates the City of Henderson Self-Funded Health Insurance Plan adopted by the City Council and made effective July 1, 1992. The committee typically meets the 3rd Wednesday of each month in Henderson City Hall, however, times and meeting rooms may vary. The Committee is required to meet at least quarterly or on a more frequent basis at the discretion of the Committee Chair. (Facilitated by Human Resources)
Senior Citizens Advisory Commission (SCAC)
Makes recommendations to the City Council on subjects of interest to senior citizens and others similarly situated. Meets the 2nd Wednesday of every month, at 4:00pm in the Sagebrush Rooms, Heritage Park Senior Facility, 300 South Racetrack Road. (Facilitated by Parks and Recreation)
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