Boards and Commissions
City Boards & Commissions
The Anna City Council is asking citizens to become actively involved in city government by serving on a City Board or Commission. The City Council is currently looking for volunteers interested in serving on the Board of Directors of the Anna Community Development Corporation and Economic Development Corporation, the Planning and Zoning Commission, Board of Adjustment, and Parks Advisory Board. A brief description of each board is provided below.
1) Be a qualified voter in the City of Anna;
2) Must have resided exclusively within the corporate limits of the city, or recently annexed territory, for at least 12 months before the date that the person is appointed
3) Be willing to attend the regular scheduled meetings of the Board or Commission;
4) Adhere to the City Code of Ethics (PDF); and
5) Complete an official Board and Commission Candidate Application Form available at the link below and return it along with a current resume by email to Boards and Commissions or applications may be hand delivered or mailed to:
Office of the City Secretary
111 N Powell Parkway
P.O. Box 776
Anna, TX 75409-0776
For more information, contact the City Secretary at 972-924-3325 or email the City Secretary.
Anna Community Development Corporation
The Anna Community Development Corporation (CDC) works in cooperation with the Economic Development Corporation to coordinate efforts that expand the city’s business tax base. The corporations have provided incentives that resulted in much of the retail development that has occurred in Anna since 2008. The Corporations recently purchased and are developing an 85 acre business park located at the northeast corner of the Collin County Outer Loop and State Highway 5 (Powell Parkway). The Anna Community Development Corporation (CDC) also works with the City to identify and fund community facilities and related projects that maintain and enhance the quality of life in Anna. The membership consists of seven volunteers who serve for two-year staggered terms. Meetings normally occur on the first Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m.
Anna Economic 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 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 6:30 p.m.
Board of Adjustment
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.
Diversity and Inclusion advisory commission
The Anna Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Commission advises the City Council of community dialog, representation of diverse neighbor voices, review of policies and services as they pertain to supporting all members of the community, and creation of events and programming within the City that purposefully engages with all neighbors. The Commission consists of eleven members appointed by the City Council to serve for two-year staggered terms. Unless otherwise posted, the Commission meets at 6:30 p.m. on the first Tuesday of each month.
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 with the financing and construction recommendations of new park facilities and recreations programs including the development of grant applications. Membership consists of seven volunteers who serve for two-year staggered terms. Meetings normally occur on the third Monday of each month at 6 p.m.
Planning and Zoning Commission
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 p.m.