Advisory Boards & Committees

City boards and committees offer an excellent opportunity for individuals to volunteer their services and to participate in our government. Service can be an enlightening and rewarding experience for those involved as well as a way to become involved in the issues affecting them and their neighbors. Committees and boards are also of vital importance to the City of El Dorado’s Commission and staff.

The mayor and city commissioners each hold full time jobs, volunteer their time for commission meetings as well as serving as ex officio on at least 1 other city board or committee; and last but certainly not least devote time to listening to the concerns of the citizens. City staff work very diligently on the day to day business of the city as well as serving on boards and committees throughout El Dorado.

Due to the constraints on the City Commission and staff time, they rely heavily on the service and of citizens on these boards and committees. The contributions of time and effort of these individuals is invaluable to the smooth operation of the City of El Dorado. Interested parties may apply for a position on any of the available boards and committees by completing the Advisory Board Application and returning it to City Hall. Members wishing to renew their terms may fill out the Advisory Board Renewal Application and return it to City Hall as well. Completed applications can also be e-mailed to the City Clerk at cityclerk@eldoks.com.

The advisory boards are governed by a set of policies determined by the City Commission. 
 
Board or Committee Terms Responsibilities
Airport Advisory Board 3-year Terms - No term Limits Advises the City Commission on matters relating to the operation and maintenance of the airport. Meets bimonthly.
Board of Appeals / Code Review 2 or 4-year Terms - No Term Limits Discuss building code adoption, methods of construction, and training. Meetings are held quarterly.
Board of Zoning Appeals 3-year Terms - No Term Limits Responsible for hearing and deciding appeals where it is alleged there was an error made by the zoning administrator. Meets as necessary.
Convention and Tourism Committee 2-year Terms - No Term Limits Makes recommendations to the City Commission regarding programs and expenditures for the promotion of conventions and tourism. Meets bimonthly.
El Dorado Inc. 4-year Terms - No Term Limits (Follows Commissioners Terms) Recommends plans for identifying potential incentives to increase the commercial and industrial base in El Dorado. Meets bimonthly.
Library Board 4-year Terms - 2 Consecutive Term Limit
Assists library staff in current policy as well as future plans. Meetings are held monthly.
Planning Commission 3-year Terms - No Term Limits Reviews planning and zoning actions and provides recommendations to the City Commission. Meets monthly.
Prairie Trails Advisory Board 1-2-3-year Staggered Initial - No Term Limits Solicits input from the public regarding operations of the golf course. Meets on a quarterly basis.
Recreation Advisory Committee 2-year Terms - No Term Limits Provides counsel and advice concerning the city’s recreational programming to the City Commission. Meets on a monthly basis except during the summer months.
Recycling and Solid Waste Advisory Committee 3-year Terms - No Term Limits Recommends changes and improvements in the city’s recycling and solid waste services to the City Commission. Meets bimonthly.
Sales Tax Advisory Committee 1-year Terms - No Term Limits Discusses proposals for the use of uncommitted sales tax from city staff and the public, and then provides recommendations to the City Commission for those funds. Meets 2 to 3 times per year.
Tree Board 3-year Terms - No Term Limits Reviews and updates the comprehensive tree plan as well as special issues within its scope. Meets monthly.
Youth Commission 1-year Terms - No Term Limits High school students from the area meet and discuss cooperation between adults and young people on community issues. Meet once a month. Do not meet during the summer months.