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
Charter Review Commission
At least once every six (6) years, the City Council must appoint a Charter Review Commission. The last Commission was appointed in 2011. The Commission must consist of at least ten (10) citizens of the City all of whom must be qualified voters in the City. Citizens with previous experience and/or knowledge of the City and its operations are encouraged to apply
The Charter Review Commission is charged with the following responsibilities:
1. inquire into the operation of the City government under the Charter and determine whether any provisions of the City Charter require revision;
2. propose any recommendations it deems desirable to insure compliance with the Charter of the City government; and
3. report its findings and present its recommendations to the City Council.
The City Council will review a summary of the report presented by the Commission, and may order any amendments suggested to be submitted to the voters of the City. The term of office of the Commission will be for not more than six months. The day and time for meetings of the Commission has not yet been determined.
Appointments to the Charter Review Commission will be reviewed in April 2017.
Applications are due by March 31, 2017.
Com prehensive Plan Advisory
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 mo nthly for approximately 12 months. Appointments to the Comprehensive Plan Advisory Committee will be in April 2017. Applications are due by March 31, 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 including the recent joint purchase of an 85 acre tract of land planned to be a business park. 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
The 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 owns and has remodeled the Old Post Office located in our downtown area which now serves as a small business incubator, Inc-Cube. 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
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.