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The spirit and strength of the Anna community lies squarely in the hands of the citizens who volunteer. It is the time of year when the Anna City Council requests your consideration for participation in a very important aspect of city government with a call for applicants to serve on boards and commissions.
The members of our Boards and Commissions are residents who volunteer their time, experience, and knowledge. We invite you to review the various summaries of responsibilities while looking for a board or two that peak your interest. Please keep in mind the following as you decide at what level you would like to participate:
Anna’s value and character are strengthened with every act of volunteerism.
Make a difference…. Volunteer!
Nate Pike, Mayor
How to Apply:
1. The application can be found on the City website. Please type answers to all questions on the application and press submit. Write N/A if not applicable.
2. If you'd rather print the application and fill it out that way, you're also welcome to do so. Once done, please scan and e-mail your completed Application and Resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org or hand deliver or mail yours to:
Office of the City Secretary
City of Anna
111 N. Powell Parkway
P.O. Box 776
Anna, Texas 75409
The deadline for applying is April 2, 2021 at 5:00 PM. For more information call Carrie Land, City Secretary, at 972-924-3325 x 5305. Neighbors are encouraged to attend at least one meeting for the board of interest prior to application.
Summary of Board Responsibilities:
Anna Economic Development Corporation and Community Development Corporation: In the late 1990s, Anna neighbors voted to provide a ½ cent sales tax to the Community Development Corporation (CDC) and a ½ cent to the Economic Development Corporation (EDC). The other 1 cent went to the City’s General Fund. In 2016, voters approved a measure to increase the CDC’s portion to ¾ cent and remove the EDC portion. The remaining 1¼ cent goes to the City’s General Fund. The CDC utilizes these funds to promote economic development including business recruitment, retention and expansion and serves as an information clearinghouse for small businesses, brokers, developers and business prospects. The EDC/CDC provided incentives for much of the retail development that has occurred including Brookshire’s, McDonalds, and the Anna Town Center that includes Walmart, Starbucks, Salsa Tex Mex, Chick-fil-a, Whataburger, Freestanding ER, and more coming soon. The EDC/CDC also purchased the 85-acre Anna Business Park at State Highway 5/Collin County Outer Loop, and provided bonds for improvements to Slayter Creek Park. The CDC/EDC is governed by a seven-member Board that meets on the first Thursday of each month.
Board of Adjustment: The Board of Adjustment is 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 five volunteers who serve for two-year staggered terms. Meetings normally occur on the third Monday of each month at 6:00 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 7:00 p.m.
More information on each can be found under the Government tab of the City website.