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Accepting Applications for Garland Advisory Boards and Commissions

Garland residents are encouraged to help carry out the many functions of City government by applying to serve on Garland’s advisory boards and commissions. Applications are available on the City Secretary’s webpage and will be accepted through Saturday, July 15.

Completed applications can be submitted by email to RDowl@GarlandTX.gov or via U.S. Postal Service to René Dowl, City Secretary, 200 N. Fifth St., Garland, TX 75040. Applicants will be notified of acceptance by mail after their appointment.

Board members are selected for two-year terms by the City Council. Applicants may apply to serve on the board of their choice; however, certain boards require specific technical skills as noted by ordinance. Because vacancies may arise during the year, all applications are kept on file for one year.


The City Charter and Code of Ordinances establish certain qualifications that must be met by members of boards and commissions. In addition to special qualifications for service, a board member must:

  • have been a resident of the state of Texas for one year and of Garland for six months prior to the date of appointment;
  • be a qualified voter at time of appointment;
  • not be in arrears on City taxes, utility service charges or other obligations owed the City;
  • have not been convicted of a felony;
  • have not been convicted of a Class A misdemeanor;
  • not be an adversary party to pending litigation against the City.

All board and commission members also must file a Code of Ethics Disclosure Form with the City Secretary.

Find a complete list of available boards and commissions on the downloadable application. For more information, call 972-205-2404.