Boards, Commissions & Committees
Eloy welcomes and accommodates the needs of citizens with the spirit of volunteerism where neighbors work together for the common good to build a strong and vibrant community. Eloy's citizens are committed to community involvement and volunteerism and contribute their time and talents to make Eloy a a better place in which to live, work and play.
Appointments are made throughout the year and up-to-date membership rosters including new appointments, vacancies, meeting calendars, agendas, and minutes are published routinely to the website.
To find out more, view each of the Boards and Commissions.
There is contact information available for each board, commission, or committee on their respective pages. (Available on the link to the left).
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Boards and commissions members:
- Provide a valuable link to the community and to the various interests that make up the community
- Assist in the development of policy recommendations to the City Council (City of Eloy boards, commissions, and committees, in most cases, act in an advisory capacity to the City Council. After studying a case or issue, they make a recommendation for action to the City Council, and the City Council makes the final determination)
- Provide leadership and support to City staff
- Promote the City and its programs
- Provide expertise in specialized areas
OPEN MEETING LAW
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INTERESTED IN OFFERING YOUR SERVICES?
The City of Eloy is currently accepting applications for the following boards/commissions/committees as of 07/25/2023:
- Board of Adjustment
- Parks, Recreation, and Library Advisory Board (H.S. Student)
- Planning & Zoning Commission
- Revitalization Commission
Boards, Commissions & Committees Online Application
Boards & Commissions Application Form *Applications will only be accepted for vacant positions.
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FAQs for Applying to Boards/Commissions/Committees for the City of Eloy
How does the City of Eloy recruit for boards, commissions, and committees?
When a board/commission/committee vacancy comes up, the department that oversees that board/commission/committee is responsible for notifying the City Clerk of the vacancy. The vacancy is then posted on the city website, and social media, and is added to the City’s ad in the local newspaper. At times, members of the council will additionally take it upon themselves to repost the vacancy on their social media pages, or on other social networks available to the community such as Nextdoor. The posting remains active until applications are received and reviewed by staff, then presented to City Council recommending the formation of a selection subcommittee.
How are vacancies on boards/commissions/committees filled?
The City of Eloy advertises regularly for vacant seats on boards, commissions, and committees through the City’s social media accounts, newspaper advertisements, announcements at City Council meetings, and through word of mouth.
Sometimes the City receives several applications, just one application, and at other times no applications. In instances when the City only receives one application, the City can make the decision to keep the application on file and re-advertise the vacancy. This is done in an effort to try and solicit more persons to apply in order to have a larger selection pool for the sub-committee to review. Each application the City receives is reviewed through an administrative process before submitting it to City Council.
What happens after I apply?
Once the City receives completed applications, the department director who oversees the board/commission/committee will present a recommendation to the City Council for the formation of a subcommittee to review the submitted applications and make a selection. Once the subcommittee is formed, applicants will be notified of the date/time for the interviews.
Who is asked to be on the subcommittee?
Subcommittees are made up of five (5) individuals. One or two members of the City Council, the department director, and members of the boards/commissions for whom the applicant is applying to be on.
When City staff and/or City Council members recruit citizens to apply to boards/commissions/committees are they given preferential standing in the selection process?
No. Candidates recruited by City staff and/or members of the City Council members who submit applications for vacancies on boards/commissions are not given preferential treatment. This is why a selection committee is formed in order to have a fair process for all and a selection through a majority vote. This is one of the reasons why we make administrative decisions on whether to accept only one candidate or re-advertise to try and get a larger pool of candidates to select from. This helps keep the diversity of the candidate pool open and allows for a decision by a selection committee.