The City is looking for individuals to commit to being more involved in the leadership of their community. One of the following City Boards/Commissions might be just the place! The initial step in getting involved is to attend an upcoming meeting of the commission you are interested in to learn more about their project work and meet the current members.
Beautification and Tree Commission
The Beautification and Tree Commission develops and updates a plan for the care of trees, shrubs, and flowers in all public areas. It advises the Administration and City Council on the prudent and productive use of financial resources for the purposes within its charge. The Commission proposes programs, submits an annual budget, supervises such undertakings as are authorized by City Council, and reports its progress annually on projects and activities within its responsibility. Commission activities include Beautification Week flower planting, Garden Tour, Arbor Day Celebrations, Tree City USA recognition, Plant Swaps, Downtown Holiday Decorating, hanging basket planting, and tree workshops. Meetings are held on the first Monday of each month at 9:00 a.m.
Board of Zoning Appeals
The Board of Zoning Appeals conducts public hearings and meetings to review and decide action on variance requests and other appeals related to the provisions and administration of the City’s Zoning Code. Commission members also assist with the Bastille Day event. Meetings are held on the fourth Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m.
Members are responsible for the preservation of Montgomery’s historical, architectural, and archaeological heritage. The commission conducts research and provides continuing education to foster awareness of the City’s heritage. It also makes recommendations to the Planning Commission and City Council on matters of legislation and development that may affect the City’s landmarks or heritage. Commission members assist with various annual special events. Meetings are held on the second Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m.
There are no special qualifications required to volunteer for any Montgomery board or commission.
For further information and/or apply for the above position, contact DeAnna Gross, volunteer coordinator, at 513-792-8329 or [email protected]