Boards and Commissions

Volunteer as a Board or Commission Member

Are you looking for ways to give back to the community? If so, we have a spot for you! We’re looking for committed residents willing to volunteer a few hours of their time each month to serve on a board or commission.

Rowlett citizens are encouraged to participate in their municipal government through service on various City boards and commissions. These volunteer boards are composed of citizens who are appointed by the City Council. Most positions are appointed for terms ranging from one to two years. Other appointments are made as necessary to fill vacancies or when new boards are created.

Application Process

City Council makes their annual appointments at the end of September for terms to begin October 1st. To be eligible for these appointments, applications will be accepted beginning June 1 with a deadline of August 14 each year. PLEASE NOTE: Applications received AFTER the deadline will be kept on file through May 30 in case of mid-year vacancies. Interviews for 2023 will be held on or before Saturday, August 26, 2023. Applicants will be notified by staff for specific times.

Online application or you may obtain a paper form via email or in the City Secretary’s Office in the City Hall Municipal Center at 4000 Main Street. Youth members who wish to apply for advisory Boards and/or Commissions will be appointed as Junior Alternate Members and may participate as non-voting members. Youth applicants must be Rowlett citizens in the ninth, tenth, eleventh or twelfth grade. Junior Alternate Member applications (PDF) must be completed, printed and notarized. Completed applications can be dropped off at the City Secretary’s Office, faxed to 972-412-6118 or emailed to the City Secretary’s Office.

For currently seated Board/Commission members wishing to be reappointed, please complete the Reappointment Application beginning May 1 with a deadline of May 31. If you are not seeking to be reappointed to your current seat, but would like to be considered for a different Board/Commission, please fill out the application referenced above.

Attendance Policy

The Boards and Commissions attendance policy is clearly stated in the handbook (PDF) under Section 3.1.

Mandatory Open Meetings Act Training

All appointed and reappointed members of a board or commission shall complete mandatory Open Meetings Act training within 45 days of their appointment or reappointment to comply with the Open Meetings Act. Online training may be completed by watching the Texas Attorney General’s Open Meetings Act Video, or a DVD may be checked out from the City Secretary’s Office.

Archived Agendas and Meeting Minutes

Agenda and minutes of past meetings of many of the boards are available by clicking below on a board or commission link.

Many archived documents are now available via this website. Agendas, minutes, resolutions, ordinances, packets and election results dating from 1952 to the present (following City Council approval) are located in Laserfiche, a document imaging program used by the City for archived records. Instructions (PDF) are also provided.

Boards and Commissions Meeting Dates and Times

Below is a list of boards and commissions and their regular meeting dates. For more information, click on the board name below or the listing on the left to be directed to their individual pages. Please check the current agenda for meeting times.

Board/CommissionRegular Meeting DaysRegular Meeting Times
Animal Shelter Advisory BoardSix times per year7:30 pm
Arts and Humanities CommissionSecond Tuesday6:30 pm
Board of AdjustmentAs called6:30 pm
Economic Development Advisory BoardThird Tuesday8:30 am
Golf Advisory BoardFirst Tuesday7:00 am
Library Advisory BoardSecond Thursday6:30 pm
Parks and Recreation Advisory BoardSecond Wednesday6:30 pm
Planning and Zoning CommissionSecond and Fourth TuesdayWork Session - check agenda
Regular Session - 6:30 pm
Rowlett Community Organizations Active in DisasterAs called5:00 pm
Rowlett Diversity, Equity and Inclusion CommissionThird Wednesday7:30 pm
Rowlett Youth Advisory CouncilThird Monday6:30 pm
Senior Advisory BoardThird Monday10:00 am
Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone Number TwoOnce annually or as needed
Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone Number ThreeOnce annually or as needed
Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone Number FourOnce annually or as needed