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Boards & Commissions

2017-2018 Board & Commission Application

Online applications for City of Coppell Boards and Commissions will open August 1, 2017 and close at 5:00 pm on September 1, 2017.

Each summer the City of Coppell formally seeks volunteers to serve on a number of City Boards, Commissions and Committees. During this process, notices are mailed to all households.  Applications are accepted in August each year and are retained for one year in the event a resignation occurs. To participate, you must be a resident of Coppell for at least one year and be a registered voter in the City of Coppell. Click here to view the Member Roster​.  

Animal Services Advisory & Appeals Board
The purpose and scope of the Animal Services Appeals Board is to hear an appeal from any citizen concerning the denial or revocation of their pet's registration for violation of the ordinances pertaining to Animal Services. This Board meets when called by the Chairperson, upon written request of one member of the Board, or when requested by City Council. For more information, please contact Robert Smith, Animal Services Manager/Staff Liaison, at 972-304-3515.

Board Of Adjustment

The Board of Adjustment was created for the purpose of interpreting or modifying zoning regulations in particular cases as circumstances may require in accordance with state law and local ordinances.  The board has the powers to subpoena witnesses hear appeals based on error, grant special exceptions and give variances. The Board also acts as the Building and Standards Commission and has quasi judicial authority related to substandard housing. The Building and Standards commission is charged with recommending Building Codes and amendments for adoption, and hearing appeals from code interpretations made by the Chief Building Official or Fire Marshal. Any persons jointly or severally aggrieved by any decision of the commission may present a petition to a district court. For more information, contact Suzanne Arnold​, Chief Building Official/Staff Liaison at 972-304-3506.

Conduct Review Board

The board, which is comprised of citizens and elected officials, reviews investigation reports from the Special Counsel and makes final determinations with regard to whether or not a violation of the Code of Conduct has occurred and the penalties to be assessed if an individual is found in violation of the Code. For more information, please contact Mike Land​, City Manager/Staff Liaison at 972-304-3618.

Coppell Recreation Development Corporation

The Coppell Recreation Development Corporation is a non-profit corporation incorporated pursuant to and governed by Local Government Code Chapter 505. The CRDC is charged with the responsibility of expending the proceeds of the ½-cent sales tax in accordance with Section 4B for the construction and development of numerous projects as defined by the voter approved proposition and by the City Council. For more information on activities of the Committee, contact Mike Land, City Manager/Staff Liaison at (972) 304-3670.

​​Economic Development Committee

The Economic Development Committee is charged with the responsibility of promoting economic development and advising the City Council with regard to pertinent issues as they relate to providing a positive business environment that will foster economic growth through the recruitment of new businesses and the retention and expansion of existing businesses . The Committee meets the first Wednesday of the month at 6 pm. For more information on the activities of the Committee, please call Mindi Hurley, Community Development Director/Staff Liaison, at 972-304-3677.​

​Library Board

The Library Board serves as an Advisory Board to the Council.  The Board is primarily responsible for making informed recommendations regarding library services and programs and for being a citizen interface to library staff.  The Library Board is comprised of seven regular members and two alternate members.  In addition, the Library Board also includes two non-voting youth advisors that are appointed for one year.  Youth advisors are in the seventh through eleventh grade and provide a distinct and valuable youth-focus to the Board.  The Board meets the second Thursday of each month at 7 pm.  For more information, please contact Vicki Chiavetta, Library Director/Staff Liaison, 972-304-7030. View​​​ this board's current members.​

Parks and Recreation Board​​

The Parks and Recreation Board was created for the purpose of advising both the City Council and the Parks and Recreation Department regarding the planning and development of park and recreational facilities, regulations governing their use, and recommending an annual update to the Parks and Recreation Master Plan.   The Board meets on the first Monday of each month, at 6:30 pm.  Special sessions are held as needed.  The board is comprised of seven (7) regular voting members, two (2) alternate non-voting members and two (2) youth advis​​ors.  Youth advisors are in the seventh through eleventh grade and provide a distinct and valuable youth-focus to the Board. For further information please contact Brad Reid, Director of Parks and Recreation/Staff Liaison, at 972-462-5100.

​Planning & Zoning Commission

The Planning and Zoning Commission's responsibility is to make recommendations to the City Council regarding land use issues, including zoning requests, subdivision plats, changes to the Zoning Ordinance, amendments to and updates of the Comprehensive Master Plan and other items included in the physical development of Coppell. The Commission meets  the third Thursday of the month at 6:30 p​m. For more information, please contact Mindi Hurley, Community Development Director at 972-304-3677​.  The Planning and Zoning Commission Agenda​ is posted 72 hours prior to ​the meeting. View current Commission members​.

​Special Counsel
The Special Counsel is selected from a group of citizen attorneys who volunteer to assist in the initial investigation of any complaint(s) filed under the Code of Conduct Ordinance. For more information, please contact Mike Land​, City Manager/Staff Liaison, at 972-304-3618.