City Boards and Commission Positions

By: Karyn Gitlis

Do you have a few spare hours each month? Do you enjoy volunteer work? Are you interested in the ins and outs and details of historic preservation or aviation or mechanics/engineering or libraries or museums? Opportunities abound to get involved in interesting and rewarding work with similarly interested and interesting people. Apply for a City of Tempe board or commission seat. See below.

I currently work with the Tempe Aviation Commission and have been a member of other city committees. The work has been educational and gratifying. Feel free to call me if you would like to chat about these opportunities.

Karyn  480.967.5226

City of Tempe Board & Commission Recruitments

September 8, 2011 – October 7, 2011


Applications are accepted for all boards and commission listed.  Please note that the highlighted boards and commissions have no vacancies at this time.


  • Aviation Commission*
  • Board of Adjustment*
  • Building Code Advisory Board
    • Structural Engineer
    • Commission on Disability Concerns*
    • Development Review Commission*
      • Double Butte Cemetery Advisory Board*
      • Historic Preservation Commission (Alternate)
        • Archeology
        • Community member at large
  • Historical Museum Advisory Board*
  • Housing Trust Fund Advisory Board*
    • General housing related issues
  • Human Relations Commission*
  • Industrial Development Authority*
  • Joint Review Committee
  • Judicial Advisory Board*
  • Library Advisory Board*
  • Merit System Board*
  • Municipal Arts Commission*
  • Neighborhood Advisory Commission*
  • Electrical Code Advisory Board of Appeals
    • Electrician
    • Electric Utility Representative
    • Fire Department Representative
    • Maintenance Electrician
  • Parks, Recreation & Golf Advisory Board*
  • Plumbing and Mechanical Code Advisory Board of Appeals
    • Plumbing Contractor
    • Doctor or Health Official
    • Mechanical Contractor
    • Architect
    • Mechanical Engineer
  • Police Citizens Review Board*
  • Tardeada Advisory Board*
  • Transportation Commission*

Applications are available at the City Clerk’s Office, 31 East Fifth Street, 2nd floor or at  Applications are kept on file for one calendar year.


* Tempe residency required