Boards, Commissions, & Committees
Boards and commissions are an established feature of Denton's municipal government that offer citizens an opportunity to participate in the City's governmental process. Their influence and value are significant because they lend a more diverse viewpoint for the City Council to consider. It is important membership be fully maintained and we welcome you to apply.
The board description (purpose), existing vacancies, membership size, term length/limit, enacting legislation, and staff liaison contact information can be found by clicking the Boards tab found on this page. Some boards do have special qualification criteria.
Contact Board or Commission Members
Board or commission members can be contacted through their staff liaison. Staff liaison contact information can be found by clicking the "Boards" tab found on this page. If submitting an email to board or commission members through the liaison, please indicate if you wish to the message to be distributed to a single member or all members.
Click on the "Vacancies" tab to view all City vacancies/hold-over positions that are eligible to be filled.
Each board is governed by its enabling legislation, which is in some cases has been codified. The Boards and Commissions Handbook also provides other prerequisites boards must adhere to.
Each member of the City Council may nominate one individual to a board. However, the opportunity does exist that any member of the City Council may nominate one additional individual to an "at-large" seat, as applicable.
The City Council confirms all nominations.
Boards are required to set their meeting schedule at the beginning of each year, with that schedule subject to change based on the immediate issues a board may be facing as each meeting draws closer. Other boards may meet on an as-needed basis.
Serve on a Board
The City is seeking individuals who are interested in serving as members of its boards or commissions. The City of Denton encourages your participation on boards and commissions that advise on a wide range of community issues and services.
If you are interested in contributing to the community, please complete an application.
To complete an application, click on the Apply button found in the Boards tab, or this Boards and Commissions Application. Once the application is complete, click the green "Submit" button at the end of the application.
As you begin completing an application, other options are:
- View as PDF/Print any time as you begin composing your application
- Save for alter in the event you can't complete it in one sitting
- Withdraw the application in its entirety and begin anew
Note: in the event the application program remains idle too long, the system will automatically time you out. As a result, it is recommended you click the "Save for later" button if you plan to step away during the preparation of your application.
Applications not "submitted" will be purged after one year. There are no recover options once purged.
If you need assistance on the application process, please call 940-349-8309 or email the City Secretary's Office. We will be happy to assist you.
This application is subject to release pursuant to the Texas Public Information Act.
Note: once appointed, members have the ability to request an exception from having their information disclosed under special stipulations set out in the Texas Government Code. A Public Access Form will be provided as part of the Appointment Packet.