- Boards and Commissions
Boards and Commissions
Government works best with an active and engaged citizenry and — in a small town like Kennedale — resident input and participation are especially vital.
— Mayor Brian Johnson
Advisory boards and commissions thrive on the knowledge and dedication of those willing to volunteer their time and talents to take an active role in shaping the future of Kennedale. Boards supply recommendations and guidance to the City Council and are an invaluable resource to staff.
The regular meeting times of each board are listed on their pages, and all meetings are open to the public. Always check the calendar for the latest information, as sometimes it's necessary to change the regular meeting dates.
City Council conducts board interviews annually, and appointments are typically made at the Regular Council meeting in September. Please apply now, and staff will contact qualified applicants for interviews at the appropriate time.
Members serve two-year terms, and there are no term limits. Even-numbered board places are appointed during even years; and odd-numbered places in odd years. Once appointed, all board members must complete the Attorney General training regarding the Open Meetings Act and the Public Information Act.
Ways to Apply
- Apply Online
- Download an application (PDF)
- Pick up an application in the City Secretary's Office in City Hall (405 Municipal Drive)
- At least one year of residency in the City of Kennedale (and continued residency for the entirety of your service)
- Currently registered to vote in the City of Kennedale
Applicants will be expected to have a basic understanding of the following documents:
The City maintains six advisory boards, five of which are advisory to Council, and provide feedback, updates, and recommendations on projects, actions, and other relevant topics.
- Keep Kennedale Beautiful Commission (KKB)
- Parks and Recreation Board
- Planning and Zoning Commission (P&Z)
- Utility and Infrastructure Board
- Youth Advisory Council (YAC)
One board is advisory to staff:
The city currently maintains two* quasi-judicial boards, which are tasked with enforcing public policy and making legally-binding decisions based on the authority given to the board by state law. These boards also provide feedback and updates Council:
*While these are, indeed, two separate boards, for the purposes of the City of Kennedale, all Board of Adjustment (BOA) members shall automatically serve as members of the Building Board of Appeals (BBA).
Separate Entity Boards
The City maintains three separate entity boards, which serve as advisory to City Council, but are separate legal entities from the City of Kennedale. These boards each oversee an independent affiliate organization:
- Kennedale Economic Development Corporation (EDC or KEDC)
- TownCenter Development District (TDD)
- Tax Increment Reinvestment District (TIRZ) Board of Directors
Ad-Hoc Committees, Subcommittees, Etc.
At any time, Council or authorized boards may initiate an ad-hoc committee to provide a linkage between leadership and residents to address a specific need for a limited duration. The initiation of these committees is left to the discretion of Council or the authorized board. Previous examples include: