May 5, 2014 3:18 PM

Several Vacancies on City of Corpus Christi Boards

CORPUS CHRISTI - The City Secretary's Office is currently seeking biographical information forms for the following boards:

Board of Adjustment - Seven (7) vacancies with terms to 4-4-16. The board hears appeals for interpretations of the zoning ordinance.

Building Code Board of Appeals - Four (4) vacancies with terms to 5-4-14 representing the following categories: 2 - building industry, 1- engineer and 1- member not connected with the building industry. The board hears appeals of decisions and interpretations of the building official on rulings and alternate materials and methods of construction and considers variances of various City Codes.

Building Standards Board - Three (3) vacancies with terms to 3-03-17 representing the following categories: 1 - at large of whom shall be a resident of the City and homeowner, 1 - lawyer, and 1 - realtor, architect, engineer, general contractor, home builder or building materials dealer. The board hears appeals under the Building Standards and Housing Code, which shall be construed to secure the beneficial interests and purposes of safety, health and general welfare of a building or structure.

Community Youth Development (78415) Program Steering Committee - Three (3) vacancies with terms to 8-31-15 representing the following categories: 3 - residents of the 78415 zip code. The committee advises the City Council on a periodic basis the progress regarding the Community Youth Development Program.

Electrical Advisory Board - Four (4) vacancies with terms to 12-31-14 and 12-31-15 representing the following categories: Master Electrician (with at least 5 years' experience), Regular Engineer (registered professional), Commercial Builder (with 5 years' experience) and Electrical Supply Business (with at least 5 years' experience). The board reviews grievances pertaining to contractors and the City Electrical Code. It also can recommend to the City Council changes regarding the City Electrical Code.

Food Service Advisory Committee - Two (2) vacancies with terms to 6-24-16 representing the following categories: Food Industry and Community at Large. The committee advises the Director of Health on application of ordinances regarding food and food establishments and other functions.

Island Strategic Action Committee - One (1) vacancy with term to 3-23-16. The committee advises the Mayor and City Council on development and implementation of the Mustang-Padre Island Area Development Plan.

Joint Airport Zoning Board (Reactivating) - This board is currently being reactivated to assist in administering regulations controlling the creation of hazards in the area surrounding Corpus Christi International Airport. There are two (2) vacancies to be appointed by the City Council. These appointees must be residents of Corpus Christi.

Leadership Committee for Senior Services - Eight (8) vacancies with terms to 2-1-15 and 2-1-16 representing the following categories: Community Representative, Senior Center Participants, and Direct Service Agency. The committee assists the Senior Community Services division staff in the development of comprehensive senior citizens program plans.

Mayor's Fitness Council - Five (5) vacancies with terms to 5-11-16 representing the following categories: 1 - Senior Initiative, 1- At Large, 1-Community Outreach, 1-Youth Initiatives and 1- health Care/Medical Profession. The council advises the City Manager, Parks Department, Health District and City Council regarding promotion of healthy living through organized sports, events, diet and everyday activity, all with a strong emphasis on using natural resources.

Mechanical/Plumbing Advisory Board - Six (6) vacancies with terms to 1-2-16 representing the following categories: Person Not Connected with Building Industry, Master Plumber, Mechanical Engineer, Air Conditioning and Home Builder. The board advises the City Manager regarding any matter in the mechanical, plumbing and irrigation fields that it considers should be brought to the attention of the City Council. The board also makes recommendations to the City Council regarding changes to the City Fuel Gas, Mechanical and Plumbing Codes.

Oil and Gas Advisory Committee - Four (4) vacancies with terms to 12-31-16 representing the following categories: General Public (not connected with the oil and gas industry), Oil and Gas Well Industry, Alternate General Public, and Alternate Oil and Gas Well Industry. Alternate members serve in the absence of the public or oil and gas well industry member who is absent. The committee shall make a continuing study of operations for the exploration, drilling, and production of oil, gas and minerals and the possible effects of same upon the environment, public health, safety and general welfare of the City.

Pipeline Review Panel - Five (5) vacancies with terms to 5-8-16 four of whom shall have technical expertise in the construction, maintenance, or operation of pipelines, at least one of which shall have emergency management experience and one shall be a community representative. The panel will hold hearings and render decisions on any substantive, non-resolvable technical issues that may occur regarding the intent to construct new pipelines.

Retired and Senior Volunteer Program Advisory Committee - One (1) vacancy with term to 6-16-16 representing the following category: RSVP Volunteer Station Representative. The committee advises the City Council, City Manager and Parks Department Staff regarding volunteer recruitment strategies and activities.

Senior Community Program Advisory Committee - One (1) vacancy with term to 6-16-15 representing the following category: At Large. The committee advises the City Council, City Manager and Parks Department Staff regarding volunteer recruitment strategies and activities.

Sister City Committee - Five (5) vacancies with terms to 9-14, 9-15 and 9-16. The committee studies ways and means of improving relations with the Corpus Christi sister cities.

Transportation Advisory Committee - One (1) vacancy with term to 4-30-16. The committee is responsible for public advisory jurisdiction and citizen traffic safety investigation, traffic accident, injury and damage prevention in the City.

Water Resources Advisory Committee - Five (5) vacancies with terms to 4-1-16 representing the following categories: School District, Citizen at Large, Port Industries, Apartment Owners Association and Landscaping. The committee advises the City Council, City Manager and Water Superintendent in matters of water resources management.

Biographical Information forms are available on the City of Corpus Christi's website at, I Want to...Apply for a City Board. You may also submit an application and resume to the City Secretary's Office via fax at (361) 826-3113 or via e-mail at


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