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Boards, Commissions, and Committees

City of Denton boards, commissions, and committees advise City officials on a wide range of community issues and City services.

For current appointees and archived meetings, browse the listings below.

City Council Committees

In addition to their regular meetings, City Council members serve on committees in order to provide staff with direction on specific topics of interest.

  • Agenda Committee
    Reviews the City Manager's proposed City Council agendas as to form and agenda content.

    Members:
    Mayor Chris Watts, Mayor Pro Tem Sara Bagheri

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  • Audit/Finance Committee

    Assists the City Council in fulfilling its organizational oversight responsibilities relating to the audit function, the investment function, and other financial-related activities.

    Members:
    Mayor Chris Watts, Mayor Pro Tem Sara Bagheri, and Council Member John Ryan

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  • Council Airport Committee

    Reviews and makes recommendations to the City Council on the Airport Business Plan and the Airport Master Plan; infrastructure improvements, grant funding, property leases, long term financial planning, and budgetary.

    Members:
    Mayor Chris Watts, Council Members Don Duff and John Ryan

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  • Council Appointee Performance Review Committee

    Assists the City Council in performance review of the Council appointees and ensures that the appointees’ job descriptions are accurate and properly reflect current job duties; makes recommendations regarding employment agreements of Council appointee positions.

    Members:
    Mayor Chris Watts, Mayor Pro Tem Sara Bagheri, and Council Member Dalton Gregory

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  • Ethics Committee

    Advises the City Council on the ethics policy and conducts hearings and inquiries as set forth in the enabling resolution.

    Members:
    Council Members Keely G. Briggs, Don Duff, and Gerard Hudspeth

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  • Mobility Committee

    Reviews and makes recommendations to the City Council regarding changes to the City’s Mobility Plan, local transportation policy, and regional transportation policies and activities.

    Members:
    Mayor Pro Tem Sara Bagheri, Council Members Keely G. Briggs and Dalton Gregory

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  • Committee on Citizen Engagement

    Advises the City Council on the timely distribution of accurate and complete information to Denton citizens and devises methods of engaging Denton citizens in the various processes of City government.

    Members:
    Council Members Keely G. Briggs, Dalton Gregory and Gerard Hudspeth

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  • Committee on the Environment

    Advises the City Council on environmental issues and resources.

    Members:
    Council Members Keely G. Briggs, Dalton Gregory, and Mayor Pro Tem Sara Bagheri

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  • Hotel Occupancy Tax Committee

    Monitors allocation and use of hotel occupancy tax funds, ensuring funds are used to directly enhance and promote tourism and the hotel and convention industry; makes recommendations to the City Council regarding hotel occupancy tax grants to eligible organizations.

    Members:
    Mayor Chris Watts, Council Members Gerard Hudspeth and Dalton Gregory

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  • Ad Hoc City Council Committees
    The City Council occasionally creates ad hoc council committees to provide guidance and assistance with short term projects. These committees are dissolved upon the completion of their work. Current ad hoc committees are the Development Code Review Committee and the Council Employee Benefits Committee.

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    Development Code Review Committee
    Employee Benefits Committee

Boards and Commissions

Citizen-appointed boards and commissions advise the City Council on a wide range of issues and City services.

  • Airport Advisory Board
    • Serves in an advisory capacity to the City Council on matters relative to airport safety, flight and ground operations, airport infrastructure improvements, long-term planning, and budgetary issues
    • Meets the second Wednesday of the month at 5:30 p.m. at the Denton Enterprise Airport Terminal Building, 5000 Airport Rd, as needed.
    • Staff Liaison: Scott Gray, Airport Manager, (940) 349-7744, Scott.Gray@cityofdenton.com


    Current Membership, First Appointed, Current Term

    • Micah Hope, 8/2017, 2017-19
    • Robert Ismert, 8/2017, 2017-19
    • Ira Weinstein, 8/2014, 2016-18
    • Martin Mainja, 7/2011, 2016-18
    • Pete Lane, 9/2013, 2016-18
    • Sandra Chandler, 8/2017, 2017-19
    • Robert Tickner, 1/2017, 2016-18


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  • Animal Shelter Advisory Committee
    • Assists the City in complying with the provisions of the Animal Shelter Act and makes recommendations to the City Council regarding methods and procedures.
    • Meets the first Tuesday of the month every three months at 10:30 a.m. at the Linda McNatt Animal Care and Adoption Center, 3717 N. Elm St, as needed.
    • Staff Liaison: Lt. David Hildebrand, (940) 349-7987, David.Hildebrand@cityofdenton.com


    Current Membership, First Appointed, Current Term

    • Charlie Hunter, 4/2017, 2016-18
    • Paul O’Neill, 4/2017, 2016-18
    • Dr. Angela Paben, 8/2015, 2017-19
    • Kathleen Duffy, 8/2013, 2017-19
    • Nanci Kimmey, 8/2012, 2016-18
    • Anne Sullivan, 8/2016, 2016-18
    • Lt. David Hildebrand, 8/2015, 2017-19

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  • Charter Review Committee
    • The City Council created a Charter Review Committee to provide recommendations for potential changes to various provisions of the Denton City Charter. The Committee is composed of 21 citizens appointed by the Council.
    • Meets the first and third Wednesdays of the month, as needed, at City Hall (215 E. McKinney St.)
    • Staff liaison: Bryan Langley, Deputy City Manager, (940) 349-8224, Bryan.Langley@cityofdenton.com
    • Learn more about this committee.

    Membership:

    Chair: Joe Mulroy
    Members: Dr. Jim Alexander, Dr. Bob Bland, Billy Cheek, Erin Clegg, Kyle Eaton, Sheryl English, Phil Gallivan, Monica Glenn, Herbert Holl, Colette Johnson, Ron Johnson, Dr. Patrice Lyke, Stu Morrhead, Annetta Ramsay, Marty Rivers, Prudence Sanchez, Steve Sullivan, Michael Upshaw, Jorge Urbina, David Zoltner.

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  • Civil Service Commission
    • Ensures the City’s compliance with the Texas Local Government Code governing police and fire; includes approval of eligibility hiring lists; holds hearings, upon appeal, on matters of promotions, performance, reclassifications, and other civil service issues.
    • Staff Liaison: Carla Romine, Human Resources Director, (940) 349-8344, Carla.Romine@cityofdenton.com


    Current Membership, First Appointed, Current Term

    • Darhyl Ramsey, 2/2005, 2016-19
    • John Baines, 8/2017, 2017-20
    • Paul Abbott, 12/2011, 2015-18
  • Community Development Advisory Committee
    • Holds public hearings and makes decisions regarding the expenditure of federal Community Development Block Grant and Home Investment Partnership Program funds.
    • Meets as needed during lunch or in the evening at City Hall East, 601 E. Hickory St.
    • Staff Liaison: Barbara Ross, Community Development Division Manager, (940) 349-7726Barbara.Ross@cityofdenton.com


    Current Membership, First Appointed, Current Term

    • Michael Redwine, 8/2017, 2017-19
    • Jane Piper-Lunt, 9/2017, 2017-19
    • Ann Patterson, 9/2016, 2016-18
    • Larry Varnes, 9/2012, 2015-17
    • Valda Morgan, 8/2012, 2016-18
    • Fran Witte, 8/2017, 2017-19
    • Mary Beth Cottingham, 12/2013, 2016-18
    • Randi Skinner, 8/2015, 2016-18
    • Jodi Vicars-Nance, 12/2015, 2016-18

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  • Denton Housing Authority Board
    • Prepares, acquires, leases, and operates housing projects; investigates housing conditions; identifies revitalization areas, and provides accommodations for persons of low income.
    • Members are appointed by the Mayor, the Housing Authority Board operates independently from the City of Denton.


    Current Membership, First Appointed, Current Term

    • Kathryn Stream, 3/2009, 2016-18
    • Bill Giese, 7/2000, 2016-18
    • Sheryl English, 11/2014, 2015-17
    • Salty Rishel, 1/2012, 2015-17
    • Beverly Bryant, 7/2017, 2017-19
  • Downtown Denton Tax Increment Financing Reinvestment Zone (TIRZ) Board
    • Makes recommendations to the City Council concerning the administration of the Zone; prepares and adopts a project plan and TIRZ financing plan for the Zone, submits the plans to the City Council for approval, and implements and monitors the project and financing plan.

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  • Economic Development Partnership Board
    • Provides economic development policy guidance and makes recommendations to the City Council and Chamber of Commerce.

    Chair Marty Rivers2
    Vice-Chair John Baines8
    Keely Briggs1
    Bob Eames6
    Steven Edgar3
    Carine Feyten5
    Jim Fykes3
    Gerard Hudspeth1
    Jill Jester2
    Jimmy Mejia9
    Carrell Ann Simmons7
    Neal Smatresk4

    Ex-Officio Members

    Todd Hileman, City of Denton
    Chuck Carpenter, Denton Chamber of Commerce
    Jamie Wilson, Denton ISD


    Members are appointed for 2-year terms / Advisory Board

    Note:  Board includes the following members:
    1 Two members of the Denton City Council (serving at time of appointment)
    2 Two members of the Denton Chamber of Commerce (serving at time of appointment)
    3 Two members associated with a top twenty City of Denton ad valorem or sales tax payer
    4 President of UNT or a designated UNT faculty or staff member
    5 President of TWU or a designated TWU facility or staff member
    6 One member with knowledge/experience in general aviation-related matters & no financial interest in matters at the Airport
    7 One member with specific knowledge skills and abilities to assist in all or any one of the functions & responsibilities of the EDP Board
    8 One member nominated by the Denton Black Chamber of Commerce
    9 One member nominated by the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce


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  • Health and Building Standards Commission
    • Hears and decides appeals of orders, decisions or determinations made by the building official, code official, or fire marshal relative to the requirements of the Code of Ordinances and all other applicable codes
    • Meets the third Thursday of the month at 4:00 p.m. at City Hall, 215 E. McKinney St., as needed.
    • Staff Liaison: Emily Loiselle, Interim Building Official, (940) 349-8536Emily.Loiselle@cityofdenton.com


    Current Membership, First Appointed, Current Term

    • Michael Sweigart, 8/2017, 2017-19
    • David Mollen, 8/2015, 2016-18
    • Matthew Jendusa, 8/2016, 2017-19
    • Sam Ortiz, 8/2016, 2016-18
    • Greg Coward, 9/2012, 2017-19
    • Brooks Stoy, 8/2015, 2017-19
    • Ginger Cain, 8/2017, 2017-19
    • Curtis Millett, Alternate 8/2016, 2016-18 
    • Glen Farris, Alternate, 4/2015, 2016-18

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  • Historic Landmark Commission
    • Recommends to the Planning & Zoning Commission and City Council buildings, structures, sites, districts, and areas in the city to be preserved and designated as historic landmarks; regulates design review for designated properties and districts.
    • Meets the second Monday of the month at 5:30 p.m. at City Hall, 215 E. McKinney St., as needed.
    • Staff Liaison: Roman McAllen, Historic Preservation Officer, (940) 349-8541Roman.McAllen@cityofdenton.com


    Current Membership, First Appointed, Current Term

    • John Morris, 8/2017, 2017-19
    • Daniel Abasolo, 8/2014, 2016-18
    • Peggy Riddle, 9/2013, 2017-19
    • Roy Anderson, 8/2017, 2017-19
    • Helen Bailey, 8/2015, 2017-19
    • Kenneth Williamson, 8/2015, 2017-19
    • Deb Conte, 7/2011, 2016-18
    • Alyssa Stevenson, 9/2013, 2017-19
    • Scott Campbell, 8/2012, 2016-18

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  • Human Services Advisory Commission
    • Serves in an advisory capacity to encourage continuous evaluation of the human services delivery system and to recommend actions and funding to the City Council.
    • Meets, as needed, during lunch or in the evening at City Hall East, 601 E. Hickory St.
    • Staff Liaison: Danielle Shaw, Human Services Coordinator, (940) 349-7726Danielle.Shaw@cityofdenton.com


    Current Membership, First Appointed, Current Term

    • Angela Bennett-Engele, 8/2017, 2017-19
    • Ryan Appleton, 8/2016, 2016-18
    • Stephen Coffey, 10/2012, 2017-19
    • Connor Morgan, 9/2016, 2016-18
    • Meredith Buie, 8/2015, 2017-19
    • Laura Mauelshagen, 8/2015, 2017-19
    • Roy Onyebetor, 8/2017, 2017-19
    • Pamela Barnes, 8/2014, 2017-19
    • Christie Wood, 9/2015, 2017-19
    • Jane Upshaw, 8/2014, 2016-18
    • Hannah Garcia, 4/2015, 2016-18

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  • Library Board
    • Serves in an advisory capacity to the City Council to recommend policies, rules, and regulations for the operation of the library system; provides citizen input and recommends fees.
    • Meets the second Monday of the month at 5:30 p.m. at one of the three branch locations of the Denton Public Library system on a rotating basis, as needed.
    • Staff Liaison: Jennifer Bekker, Director of Libraries, (940) 349-8753Jennifer.Bekker@cityofdenton.com


    Current Membership, First Appointed, Current Term

    • Laura Cantu, 8/2017, 2017-19
    • Kate Margolis, 8/2017, 2017-19
    • Sherry DeBorde, 8/2017, 2016-18
    • Sarah Gamblin, 8/2016, 2016-18
    • Amy Taylor, 8/2017, 2017-19
    • Sashenka Lopez, 8/2017, 2017-19
    • Alice Mankoff, 8/2014, 2016-18

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  • Parks, Recreation & Beautification Board
    • Serves in an advisory capacity to the City Council to recommend improvements to park and recreation programs; make recommendations regarding the appearance, beautification, and environment of the City.
    • Meets the first Monday of the month at 6 p.m. at the Denton Civic Center, 321 E. McKinney St, as needed.
    • Staff Liaison: Emerson Vorel, Director of Parks & Recreation, (940) 349-7275Emerson.Vorel@cityofdenton.com


    Current Membership, First Appointed, Current Term

    • Gary Barber, 8/2015, 2017-19
    • Kent Boring, 8/2016, 2016-18
    • Alana Presley Taylor, 8/2017, 2016-18
    • Paul Leslie II, 8/2012, 2016-18
    • Phil Gallivan, 8/2017, 2016-18
    • Ben Huttash, 8/2017, 2017-19
    • Frances Punch, 11/2015, 2017-19

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  • Planning & Zoning Commission
    • Makes decisions or recommendations to the City Council regarding the Comprehensive Plan, Development Code, zoning regulations, long-range planning, zoning changes, platting, and other development-related policies.
    • Meets on Wednesday evenings at 6:30 p.m. at City Hall, 215 E. McKinney St, as needed.
    • Staff Liaison: Scott McDonald, Interim Director of Development Services, (940) 349-8541, Scott.McDonald@cityofdenton.com


    Current Membership, First Appointed, Current Term

    • Alfred Sanchez, 8/2017, 2017-19
    • Larry Beck, 8/2015, 2017-19
    • Steve Sullivan, 8/2016, 2016-18
    • Andrew Rozell, 8/2015, 2017-19
    • Jim Strange, 9/2012, 2016-18
    • Margie Ellis, 8/2016, 2016-18
    • Tim Smith, 8/2017, 2017-19

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  • Public Art Committee
    • Makes recommendations to the City Council on the commissioning, placing, and the installing of public art; implementation of funding; and management and ongoing maintenance of public art.
    • Meets the first Thursday of the month at 4:00 p.m. at the Denton Civic Center, 321 E. McKinney St, as needed.
    • Staff Liaison: Emerson Vorel, Director of Parks & Recreation, (940) 349-8272Emerson.Vorel@cityofdenton.com


    Current Membership, First Appointed, Current Term

    • Monet Franklin, 8/2017, 2017-19
    • Joe Duncan, 8/2016, 2016-18
    • Erin Clegg, 8/2016, 2016-18
    • Michelle Lynn, 8/2017, 2016-18
    • Brian Wheeler, 12/2013, 2017-19
    • Ed Steele, 6/2016, 2017-19
    • Gerry Veeder, 9/2014, 2016-18
    • Millie Giles*, 8/2014, 2017-19
    • Guy Bruggeman*, 3/2014, 2016-18
    * Represents the Greater Denton Arts



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  • Public Utilities Board
    • Reviews and makes recommendations to the City Council regarding utility-related budgetary issues, policies, capital projects, rates, and bonds; makes recommendations for the Capital Improvement Program.
    • Meets the second and fourth Mondays of the month at 9 a.m. at the City of Denton Work Session Room, 215 E. McKinney St, as needed.
    • Staff Liaison: Mario Canizares, Assistant City Manager, (940) 349-8535Mario.Canizares@cityofdenton.com

     

    Current Membership, First Appointed, Current Term

    • Lilia Chavez Bynum, 9/2012, 2015-19
    • Brendan Carroll, 8/2015, 2015-19
    • Allen Bishop, 8/2016, 2016-20
    • Randy Robinson, 7/2006, 2014-18
    • Susan Parker, 8/2015, 2015-19
    • Deb Armintor, 8/2017, 2017-21
    • Charles Jackson, 9/2014, 2015-19

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  • Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone (TIRZ) Number Two Board
    • Makes recommendations to the City Council concerning the administration of the Zone; prepares and adopts a project plan and TIRZ financing plan for the Zone, submits the plans to the City Council for approval, and implements and monitors the project and financing plan.

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  • Traffic Safety Commission
    • Makes recommendations to the City Council in matters pertaining to traffic safety education and publicity; means of improving traffic conditions and safety; and bicycle and pedestrian safety.
    • Meets the first Monday of the month at 5:30 p.m. at City Hall, 321 E. McKinney St., as needed.
    • Staff Liaison: Pritam Deshmukh, Traffic Engineer, (940) 349-7710, Pritam.Deshmukh@cityofdenton.com


    Current Membership, First Appointed, Current Term

    • Daniel Krutka, 2/2016, 2016-18
    • Cody Robinson, 8/2016, 2016-18
    • Nancy DiMarco, 8/2012, 2017-19
    • Jim Owen, 11/2015, 2017-19
    • Courtney Cross, 8/2017, 2017-19
    • Karen DeVinney, 9/2017, 2016-18
    • Patrice Lyke, 8/2012, 2017-19

    West Hickory Street On-street Parking Removal Presentation

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  • Zoning Board of Adjustment
    • Provides a vehicle for citizens to appeal zoning interpretations and decisions of building official, and request variances from the zoning and sign regulations; makes final decisions regarding changes, the reestablishment, or termination of nonconforming uses within the City.
    • Meets the last Monday of the month at 4 p.m. at City Hall, 215 E. McKinney St, as needed.
    • Staff Liaison: Ron Menguita, Long Range Planning Administrator, (940) 349-8541Ron.Menguita@cityofdenton.com


    Current Membership, First Appointed, Current Term

    • William House, 8/2017, 2017-19
    • Amber Briggle, 8/2016, 2016-18
    • David Higgins, 6/2016, 2017-19
    • Jason Cole, 8/2017, 2017-19
    • Marshall Surratt, 8/2016, 2016-18
    • Greg Sawko, 8/2015, 2017-19
    • Connie Baker, 8/2012, 2017-19
    • Jennifer Lane, Alternate 1, 8/2017, 2017-19
    • Greg Price, Alternate 2, 8/2014, 2016-18
    • Don Merki, Alternate 3, 8/2016, 2016-18

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