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City of Prescott Board/Commission Vacancy

Currently there are no vacancies on the City’s Boards, Commissions, or Committees.

Advisory groups, boards, commissions and committees provide opportunities for citizens to take an active role in city government. Members are appointed by the Mayor and/or City Council. For information on how to apply for a vacancy on one of these groups, contact the City Clerk's Office at 928-777-1272.

Agendas of the advisory groups, boards, commissions and committees are posted in accordance with Arizona Revised Statutes, including on the City Meetings Webpage. Those groups meeting on a regular basis will be posted under their specific heading. The remaining groups will be posted under “Other Meetings”.

The City of Prescott Abides by the Open Meeting Law

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Advisory Groups, Boards, Commissions, Committees

Acker Trust Board
The Acker Trust Board consists of five members that advise and make recommendations to the City Council regarding the use, planned use, or sale of any tract of land held in trust by the City of Prescott under the Will of J.S. Acker.
Advisory and Appeals Board
The Advisory and Appeals Board consists of nine members appointed by the City Council to serve three-year staggered terms. The Board considers matters pertaining to the Building, Electrical, Mechanical, and Plumbing Codes and determines the suitability of materials or methods of construction and provides reasonable interpretations of the provisions of the codes.
Art in Public Places Committee

The Art in Public Places Committee consists of five members appointed by the Mayor and City Council, serving two-year terms. Committee Members review, approve and make recommendations on all matters pertaining to the acceptance of public art by reviewing and providing input on proposed donations and public art projects, operating impacts, maintenance, location and appropriateness of the art to be included in the public art collection.

Meetings of the Art in Public Places Committee are open to the public. The committee meets as necessary to review proposed donations of public art or to review and comment on works in the existing public art collection.

The job of the Art in Public Places Committee is to implement the Guidelines for the Acceptance of Public Art which includes the following.

  • General Standards that describe public art and identify criteria for acceptance
  • An outline of the process for acceptance begins with receipt of an offer, to include a letter of intention, written description of the artwork, contact information, visual documentation, and supplemental information as may be deemed necessary by the Committee to enable a complete review
  • Site selection requirements including stakeholder review, consideration of other facilities, ADA compliance, engineering requirements, and site plan review
  • Installation cost considerations and risk management review
  • Clarification of responsibilities after installation
  • Process for deaccession of works of art after acceptance
  • A statement of the Artist’s Rights per 17 USC 106A the "Visual Artist’s Rights Act"

View the full guidelines.

Board of Adjustment

The Board of Adjustment consists of seven members appointed by the Mayor and Council, serving three-year staggered terms. The Board has the power to grant variances from certain zoning requirements and grant conditional use permits. Unlike other boards or commissions, the Board of Adjustment makes the final decision on items that come before it, and variances are not passed on to City Council for final approval.

The board meets the third Thursday of every month at 9:00 a.m. in the City Council Chambers, 201 S. Cortez. Agendas for recent meetings can be found on the Meeting Agendas page.

CDBG Citizens Advisory Committee (terms expire w/Term of Mayor)
The CDBG Citizens Advisory Committee consists of five members appointed by the Mayor for two-year terms. The Committee members make recommendations to the City Council on proposed CDBG projects.
Fire Board of Appeals
The Fire Board of Appeals consists of five members appointed by the Mayor and Council, serving two-year terms (Chairman serves a three-year term). The Board receives appeals from any person or political subdivision to determine the suitability of alternate materials or methods of fire protection and provides for reasonable interpretation of the Fire Code.
Industrial Development Authority
The Industrial Development Authority consists of nine members serving for six-year staggered terms which are appointed by the Mayor and Council. The purpose of the Authority is to assist the City in the development and financing of industry within its corporate limits.
Library Advisory Board
This Board serves as a standing committee of the Council, and will provide advice to the Director and Council in matters of library policy. The board will also create a public forum for continued policy and service level review, and provide recommendations to Council on cost-recovery for Library services. The Board consists of seven (7) members each to be appointed by the Council and shall serve terms of two (2) years. Appointments will be made in March of even-numbered years following the previous fall election.
Mayor's Ad Hoc Committee on Structured Sober Living Homes

The Committee consists of eight members appointed by the Mayor for his term of office. Given the direct connections to code enforcement and community-oriented policing, operation of the Committee shall be under the cognizance of the Police Department.

Meetings of the Committee, scheduled monthly in the City Council Chambers, 201 S. Cortez Street, are open to the public, with a duration of not more than two hours. Additional meetings are scheduled as necessary.

The role and process of the Mayor's Ad Hoc Committee on Structured Sober Living Homes consist of the following:

  1. Receive and review complaints from City residents and/or structured sober living home clients regarding health, safety, and welfare issues with specific homes. This information is to be provided by the Police Department in a format that will be effective for use by the Committee.
  2. Determine if the homes reported by the complainants are listed in the City's registry.
  3. Review public safety calls for service at structured sober living homes that met the definition of a disruptive property pursuant to City Ordinance No. 4967-1505 or a public nuisance as defined by the City Code, for which notice was provided or citation(s) issued to the property owner or parties causing the nuisance, as applicable.
  4. Review fire calls for service for drug overdose incidents, and county coroner records for deaths attributable to such overdoses; identify cases that occurred within the city limits, and correlate to specific sober living home locations, when applicable.
  5. In conjunction with pertinent City departments, review the complaints submitted and disposition. Recommend appropriate followup action by the Police Department, with subsequent review of action taken, and at the program level (public information, overall enforcement, other action, etc.) as deemed necessary with the Mayor/City Manager.
  6. In a timely manner obtain and review feedback from the originator of each complaint regarding results of the investigation and actions taken to resolve the complaint.
  7. Review the quarterly report prepared by the Police Department of all complaints, results of investigations, and actions taken.
  8. Identify trends in resident/client complaints and report to the Mayor/City Manager with appropriate recommendations on how to resolve recurring problems.
  9. Perform other related functions as the Mayor may identify.
Municipal Property Corporation
The Municipal Property Corporation is a non-profit corporation consisting of five members appointed by the Mayor and Council to assist in acquiring land and constructing improvements thereon and to improve the use of existing facilities.
Parks and Recreation Board
The Parks and Recreation Board consists of five members appointed by the Mayor and Council. The Committee makes recommendations to the City Council and City Manager on all matters pertaining to the recreational needs of the citizens of Prescott with the objective to develop and maintain recreational facilities, activities and services for the general public.
Planning & Zoning Commission

The Planning & Zoning Commission consists of seven members, appointed by the Mayor and Council, serving four-year staggered terms. Commission members hold public meetings and make recommendations to the City Council on all matters relating to the creation of zoning districts, the enforcement of zoning regulations, amendments to all zoning ordinances and any other matter within the scope of zoning power.

Planning & Zoning holds two regular meetings each month. The Public Hearing is held the second Thursday of each month at 9:00 a.m. and the Regular Meeting is held on the last Thursday of each month at 9:00 a.m. in City Council Chambers at 201 S. Cortez Street. Agendas and minutes for recent meetings can be found on the Meeting Agendas page.

Prescott Preservation Commission

The Prescott Preservation Commission consists of seven members appointed by the Mayor and City Council, serving three-year staggered terms. Commission Members review, approve and make recommendations on work to be done to structures within local historic districts.

Meetings of the Prescott Preservation Commission are open to the public. The commission usually meets the second Friday of every month at 8 a.m. in City Council Chambers. Additional meetings are scheduled as necessary.

The job of the Preservation Commission is to:

  • Review applications to establish Local Historic Districts and forward a recommendation to the City Council.
  • Review and approve, approve with conditions or disapprove plans to remodel, demolish, move or change the exterior appearance of any existing building within an established district and review plans to construct any new building, structure or sign in an established district.
  • Engage professional architects, designers and/or planners as needed with approval of the City Council.
  • Advise property owners in a proposed district or from an established district of preservation methods and techniques.
  • Perform other preservation functions as the City Council may provide.
Public Safety Retirement Board
The Public Safety Retirement Board consists of five members plus the Mayor, or his designee, as Chairman, appointed by council, serving four-year staggered terms. The Board shall have such powers as outlined in A.R.S. 38-847, including but not limited to, deciding all questions of eligibility and service credits and prescribing procedures to be followed by claimants.