About Boards & Commissions


Become involved in your community! The Waco City Council welcomes applications from Waco residents who are interested in serving as a member of a board or commission. Volunteering gives you the opportunity to voice your concerns and influence decisions that involve your community's future. You can make a difference in your community!

Apply hereFor more information, call (254) 750-5750.

Terms & Conditions

Most members of boards and commissions serve two year terms, with the exception of the Firefighters and Police Officers' Civil Service Commission, Waco-McLennan County Library Advisory Commission, Plan Commission, and the Waco Public Improvement District #1 Advisory Board, which are all three-year terms.

Boards and Commission Policy(PDF, 229KB)

Basic Qualifications

The City of Waco boards/commissions policy Resolution No. 2015-114 approved by City Council on February 17, 2015, establishes certain qualifications that must be met by all members of City Boards and Commissions. In addition to any special qualification for service on a particular board, a board member must:

  • Boards or commissions that are mandated by statute do require city residency; however, boards or commissions that are advisory in nature do not require city residency; unless the resolution, ordinance, or other law creating the board requires residency;
  • Have not been convicted of a felony within the last five years for which he/she has not pardoned;
  • and have not been convicted of a misdemeanor crime or moral turpitude within the last three years for which he/she has not been pardoned;
  • Have not been removed from a board or commission because of failure to attend meetings within the last three (3) years;
  • It is the desire and intent that a person serves on only one board at a time, except that this restriction does not apply to ex officio board positions or boards with special or City Council directed functions.

Texas Open Government Training

Members of all Council appointed boards/commissions are required by state law to receive training in Texas open government laws.

The Office of the Attorney General offers training courses and course completion certificates in the Open Meetings Act and Public Information Act and can be accessed at the Attorney General's website. These certificates must be completed within 90 days of taking office.