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Boards & Commissions

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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Number of Vacancies Advisory Group, Board, Commission, Committee Term Must be a Prescott Resident
5 Acker Trust Board 03/2014 - 03/2016 Yes
(1 w/ plumbing expertise, 1 w/ electrical expertise)
Advisory Appeals Board Current - 03/2015 Yes
2 Board of Adjustments 03/2014 - 03/2016 Yes
7 CDBG Citizen Advisory Committee 03/2014 - 03/2016 No
5 Fire Board of Appeals
Must have experience in the area of fire suppression, fire prevention, building design, or fire protection engineering
03/2014 - 03/2016 Yes
7 Library Advisory Board 03/2014 - 03/2016 No
2 Municipal Property Corporation 03/2014 - 03/2016 No
5 Parks and Recreation Board 03/2014 - 03/2016 No
4 Planning and Zoning Commission 03/2014 - 03/2016 Yes
1 Prescott Preservation Commission 03/2014 - 03/2016 Yes
(1 Police, 1 Fire)
Public Safety Personnel Retirement System Board 03/2014 - 03/2016 No
7 Unified Development Code Committee 03/2014 - 03/2016 No

If you are interested in applying for any of these positions you can:

  1. Contact the City Clerk’s office at 928.777.1313
  2. Pick up an application at City Hall, 201 S. Cortez St
  3. Download the Application Form
    1. 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.
      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.
      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.