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DS-17-046 - Policy for Citizen Appointments

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Draft policies regarding the appointment of citizens to City of Killeen committees

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DS-17-046 - Policy for Citizen Appointments

  1. 1. DRAFT POLICY: APPOINTING CITIZENS TO COMMITTEES March 21, 2017DS-17-046
  2. 2. CITIZEN APPOINTMENTS  PURPOSE  Establish procedure for appointment/reappointment of citizens to boards, commissions and committees  TIME OF APPOINTMENT  By October 1, annually  REVIEW OF APPLICATIONS  Staff compiles applications, emails prior to workshop, provides copies at workshop 2
  3. 3. CITIZEN APPOINTMENTS  APPOINTMENT SUBCOMMITTEES  Teams of two councilmembers  Responsible for reviewing and discussing applications in advance, reaching consensus regarding most qualified applicant(s) prior to workshop  BOA-Construction, BOA-Fire Prevention, BOA- Zoning, KVI, Senior Citizens Advisory, Bell County Health District 3
  4. 4. CITIZEN APPOINTMENTS  FULL COUNCIL APPOINTMENTS  Entire council reviews applications, discusses applicants during workshop  Workshop consensus regarding most qualified candidate to fill a vacancy  If necessary, nomination process used  Animal Advisory Committee, Arts Commission, CDAC, Heritage Preservation Board, KEDC, Killeen Sister Cities, P&Z, TIRZ #2 Board, KTMPO 4
  5. 5. CITIZEN APPOINTMENTS  TERM LIMITS  No more than six consecutive years, excluding unexpired terms  Exceptions:  Specialized knowledge, license or certifications AND no other qualified and interested person available;  Other good cause found by council 5
  6. 6. CITIZEN APPOINTMENTS 6  CRITERIA FOR APPOINTMENTS  Application date?  Primary residence?  Service on other boards?  Specialized knowledge, licenses or certifications?  Term limits?  RESPONSIBILITY AND AUTHORITY  Council will review annually

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