Boards, Commissions & Ad Hoc Committees

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Existing Boards, Commissions & Committees

 

Boards, commissions and ad hoc committees are made up of Goodyear residents and formed as advisory groups to the City Council. Members of these groups are all volunteers and are appointed by the City Council. Depending upon the purpose, stakeholders who are not Goodyear residents may periodically be named to an advisory group. Boards and commissions are permanent groups whose members usually have terms limits and rotate off. 

Ad hoc committees are one-time committees with a limited duration (usually a maximum of about one year) that are formed to study a specific issue and make recommendations to Council. Ad hoc committee members are appointed to serve for the entire duration of the committee. Examples of past ad hoc committees are:  Taxation Committee, General Plan Advisory Committee, City Center Technical Advisory Committee, Public Safety Citizen's Advisory Committee, and the Sanitation Committee.

Once appointed, the time commitment for each board/commission/committee varies. Some meet on a regular schedule, others on an as needed basis. Preparation for some meetings may require additional time obligations. Once committed, members are expected to attend all regularly scheduled meetings.

Listed is a brief description of Goodyear's current citizen advisory groups:

 

Arts and Culture Commission

Guides the City's Public Art Program and makes recommendations regarding projects and policy to the City Council and Staff. This volunteer commission is committed to identifying and developing a common artistic and cultural personality for Goodyear that embraces, celebrates and unites all of our diverse histories, beliefs, cultures and aspirations. 

TERM:  3 years
TERM LIMIT:  3 Term Limit 

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Board of Adjustment

Hears zoning appeals/variance requests, meets annually and as needed.
 
TERM:  3 years 
TERM LIMIT:  None

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Fire/Building/Code Enforcement Appeals Board

 Allows property owners, design professionals, and contractors due process and to be able to appeal the technical interpretation of a City fire, building, or code compliance official to increase the ability to conduct fair consistent, and uniform enforcement of the City's construction, fire and property maintenance codes. 
 
TERM: 2 years 
TERM LIMIT: None 

 

Goodyear Volunteer & Reserve Firefighter Retirement Trust (GVRFRT)

Administers the retirement plan for the volunteer firefighters.
 
TERM:  3 years
TERM LIMIT:  None

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Industrial Development Authority Board

Promotes industry and trade. This board assists the community financially by issuing bonds to businesses to finance projects either through public or private offering, meets annually and as needed.
 
TERM:  6 years
TERM LIMIT:  None

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Parks and Recreation Advisory Commission

Makes recommendations regarding planning, budgeting, land acquisition, facility safety, facility operations, promotion of recreation programs, and the design of new parks.
 
TERM; 4 years

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Planning and Zoning Commission

Recommending body to the City Council on proposed development, ordinance amendments, conditional/special use permits, and related zoning matters, meets monthly.
 
TERM:  3 years
TERM LIMIT:  3 Term Limit

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Public Improvement Corporation

 Aids the City of Goodyear in financing municipal facilities at no profit to itself, meets annually and as needed.
 
TERM:  3 years
TERM LIMIT:  None 

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Police & Fire Public Safety Personnel Retirement Board

 Local pension board which administers the retirement plan for City of Goodyear Police and Fire employees.
 
TERM:  4 years
TERM LIMIT:  None

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Youth Commission

 Provides a venue for students to develop leadership skills through involvement in city government and creates a format for students to express their voice on a variety of youth-related issues, such as youth programming, recreation opportunities, and special events.  High School students (Grades 9-12) are eligible to apply/participate. Students may also apply during the Summer between 8th and 9th grades.  
 
TERM:  2 years
TERM LIMIT:  2 Term Limit 

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