Boards and Commissions
City Boards and Commissions
The Anna City Council is asking citizens to become actively involved in city government by serving on a City Board or Commission. We are currently looking for volunteers to fill vacancies on the EDC and CDC board as well as make appointments to the Comprehensive Plan Advisory Committee. A brief description of each board is provided below.
Office of the City Secretary
111 N. Powell Parkway
PO Box 776
Anna, TX 75409-0776
For more information, contact the City Secretary at (972) 924-3325 or City Secretary
Board's and Commission's Application
Com prehensive Plan Advisory Committee
The City Council adopted a Comprehensive Master Plan in 2010. One of the City Council's strategic goals is to periodically review and update the plan. To accomplish this task, a citizen advisory group will be appointed by the City Council to provide input and serve in an advisory capacity to the Planning Department staff throughout the process of updating the existing Comprehensive Plan. The membership will consist of 13 members and the Mayor will preside over the advisory committee. The day and time for these meetings has not yet been determined, however, it is anticipated to meet monthly for approximately 12 months. Appointments to the Comprehensive Plan Advisory Committee will be in April 2017.
Members of the Anna Community Development Corporation (CDC) identify and fund community facilities and related projects that maintain and enhance the quality of life in Anna. The corporation has recently helped fund the construction of Slayter Creek Park Phase I and Phase II and Natural Springs Park. They also work in cooperation with the Economic Development Corporation, to coordinate efforts that expand the city's business tax base and promote job growth within the community. The membership consists of seven volunteers who serve for two-year staggered terms. Meetings normally occur on the first Thursday of each month at 5:00 p.m.
Anna Community Development Corporation
Anna Economic Development Corporation
The membership consists of seven volunteers who serve for two-year staggered terms. Meetings normally occur on the first Thursday of each month following the Community Development Corporation meeting at 5:00 p.m. Anna Economic Development Corporation (EDC) works in cooperation with the Community Development Corporation to coordinate efforts that expand the city's business tax base with a focus on creating primary jobs within the City of Anna. The corporations have provided incentives that resulted in much of the retail development that has occurred in Anna since 2008. The EDC was instrumental in recruiting Brookshires Grocery Company, CVS pharmacy, and McDonalds. The EDC has also recruited 2 technology based companies - Image Vision a growing software engineering company and Nimbix a high tech cloud computing. The EDC has also purchased and remodeled the Old Post Office located in our downtown area which now serves as office space for Image Vision.
The Planning and Zoning Commission is responsible for reviewing all new commercial and residential developments that locate within the City. They review and make recommendations to the City Council on subdivision plats, site plans, Zoning Ordinance amendments, Comprehensive Plan amendments, specific use permits and rezoning requests. Membership consists of seven volunteers who serve for two-year staggered terms. Meetings normally occur on the first Monday of each month at 7:00 p.m.
Planning and Zoning Commission
The Board of Adjustment in a quasi-judicial board that serves as an appeal body for individuals seeking variances to the Zoning Ordinance and sign regulations; and to persons who wish to appeal a decision made by an administrative official enforcing the Zoning Ordinance. Membership consists of five regular members and two alternates who serve for two-year staggered terms. The board schedules meetings as needed.
Board of Adjustment
Parks Advisory Board The Parks Advisory Board advises the City Council on park-related matters. The Board assists in the development of the parks master plan and reviews and recommends approval of the concept plan for new parks. Members assist in raising funds for the construction of new park facilities including the development of grant applications, and makes recommendations related to the development of new park and recreation programs. Membership consists of five volunteers who serve for two-year staggered terms. Meetings normally occur on the third Monday of each month at 7:00 p.m.
Board's and Commission's Application