Boards and Commissions
One thing that makes Avondale Estates special is the involvement of volunteers in the government. The city’s appointed boards, commissions and authorities assist the Board of Mayor and Commissioners (BOMC) by serving in advisory capacities and overseeing various functions or projects. Membership length varies by board usually with overlapping terms of two to five years. Applicants are interviewed in a public work session and then voted on by the BOMC at the following regular meeting. Terms begin January 1 of the following year.
The City of Avondale Estates is governed by a board consisting of a Mayor and four Commissioners.
The Downtown Development Authority’s mission is to encourage redevelopment activities and provide assistance to private and public partners for the purpose of improving the downtown area.
The Ethics Board meets on an as needed basis to establish procedures, hear complaints, and perform other duties associated with ethical practices.
The Commission is a volunteer board of residents of the City of Avondale Estates with professions or special interests in architecture, history, planning, landscape architecture or other historic preservation-related disciplines.
The Board reviews the conditions of the lake and its surrounding areas and makes recommendations to the Board of Mayor and Commissioners for lake improvement projects.
The Planning, Architecture, Zoning Board reviews and makes recommendations to applicants who are requesting a change in their land use, and to the Board of Mayor and Commissioners, who make the final decision to approve or deny an applicant’s request during a public hearing on the proposal.
It is the responsibility of the Tree Board to study, investigate, counsel and advise the City Manager who will administer a written plan for the overall care of trees and shrubs in parks, along streets, and in other public areas.
Fill out this online form to apply to be a board or committee member.
Applications are being accepted for
- Downtown Development Authority
- Ethics Board
- Historic Preservation Commission,
- Planning, Architecture and Zoning Board