City Commissions, Committees & Boards

The City's various boards, commissions, and committees assist in the governance of the community and Dallas residents are encouraged to participate. Serving on a board, commission or committee is a vital way for the community to engage with government. Most are advisory to City Council while others provide expertise or review policies. City Council appoints all board, commission and committee members.

Vacancies

The City of Dallas needs volunteers to serve on the Budget Committee and the Urban Renewal District Advisory Committee.

The Budget Committee is responsible for annually reviewing the proposed Budget and making recommendations to the Council.  Applicants must reside within city limits and be registered to vote.

The Urban Renewal District Advisory Committee (URDAC) is a citizen committee that was formed to make recommendations to the Urban Renewal Board of Directors regarding Urban Renewal in downtown Dallas.

Application forms for all openings can be picked up at City Hall, 187 SE Court Street, Dallas, downloaded here: Citizen Committee Interest Form, or mailed by request.  Applications will be accepted until December 31, 2019, at 5:00 p.m.  For more information, call 503.831.3502.

Budget Committee

Each spring, the Budget Committee meets to review and recommend a budget for the City's next fiscal year. For more information, click here.

Economic Development Commission

The Economic Development Commission (EDC) is an advisory board to the City of Dallas to oversee economic development activities. Read more...

Historic Landmarks Advisory Commission

The Landmarks Advisory Commission acts as an advisory body to the Planning Commission, making recommendations to the Planning Commission for designation of qualifying historic resources. Click here for more information.

Library Board

The Library Board develops and recommends to the Council long-range plans for library services, investigates funding sources, and other duties that are outlined in Dallas City Code. Read more...

Parks Advisory Board

The Parks Advisory Board plans for future park and recreation areas and facilities as well as the maintenance of existing areas and facilities and generally encourages community interest in parks and recreation. For more information, click here

Planning Commission

The Planning Commission is the primary land-use decision making body for the City. Click here for more information.

Public Safety Facility Steering Committee

The Public Safety Facility Steering Committee has been charged with investigating options available to upgrade the facilities for our Police and Fire & EMS departments in order to ensure we meet the ongoing needs of our community in the most cost effective manner. Read more...

Urban Renewal District Advisory Committee

The Urban Renewal District Advisory Committee (URDAC) is a citizen committee that was formed to make recommendations to the Urban Renewal Board of Directors regarding Urban Renewal in downtown Dallas. For more information, click here.

Retired Advisory Committees

Citizens Streets Advisory Committee

Housing Needs Analysis Advisory Committee