Boards & Commissions

Appointments to boards, committees and commissions are approved annually by the Board of Aldermen the first meeting in May and terms vary depending on the board/commission. Applications are accepted throughout the year by the City Clerk. Appointments are made by the Mayor with the consent of the Board of Aldermen.

Appointment Application
Current Openings

If interested in an open position, submit your application and/or resume/background to the City Clerk or by mail to City Hall, 8880 Clark Avenue, Parkville, MO 64152.

Click on the links to find out more information about each board or commission.
Board of Appeals
Board of Zoning Adjustment
Community Land & Recreation Board
Planning & Zoning Commission
Ethics Commission
Industrial Development Authority
Tax Increment Financing (TIF) Commission

Board of Appeals
The Board of Appeals considers applications for appeal where it is alleged that the true intent of the adopted Property Maintenance Code or its rules have been incorrectly interpreted; provisions of the Property Maintenance Code do not fully apply; and requirements of the Property Maintenance Code are adequately satisfied by other means. The Board consists of members of the Board of Zoning Adjustment.

Board of Zoning Adjustment
Pursuant to Parkville Municipal Code Section 480.010, the Board of Zoning Appeals acts on appeals of decisions made by staff in enforcement of Zoning Code; variances that would not be contrary to public interests and in cases in which literal enforcement of code would result in unnecessary hardship; special exceptions; and other considerations as may be authorized by the Board of Aldermen through ordinance. It consists of five members who serve staggered, five-year terms.

Community Land and Recreation Board (CLARB)
Pursuant to Parkville Municipal Code Chapter 150, the Community Land and Recreation Board acts in an advisory capacity to study trees and shrubs along streets and in other public areas; review matters of park planning or other issues brought before the Board of Aldermen; and make recommendations regarding public neighborhood beautification project requests, event approvals occurring on community public right-of-way and park land, and procedures for carrying out such events. It consists of nine members who serve staggered, three-year terms.

Planning & Zoning Commission
Pursuant to RSMo 89.320, the Planning & Zoning Commission reviews and makes recommendations on zoning, development plans, subdivision plats; zoning and subdivision text amendments; adoption, periodic review and update of the City’s Master Plan; and other related planning and zoning activities. It consists of nine members who serve staggered, four-year terms.

Ethics Commission
Pursuant to Parkville Municipal Code Section 107, the Municipal Officials Ethics Commission shall have the power to render advisory opinions to the Board of Aldermen in all ethics complaints and to investigate and report on allegations of violations of the City Code of Ethics and ordinance provisions concerning conflicts of interest and financial disclosure by all elected and appointed officials, as well as all employees of the political subdivision. It consists of five members who serve staggered, five-year terms. The Mayor appoints a member who serves as the Chairperson and the other four members represent one of each of the four wards.

Industrial Development Authority
Pursuant to Resolution No. 07-01-07, the Industrial Development Authority was established to promote and coordinate with industry, labor, trade associations, and governmental agencies relating to the promotion of trade, industrial and business development, industrial parks, ports and adjuncts thereto; educate the general public by providing information otherwise relating to the same; conduct studies and investigations relating to the establishment of industrial parks and ports, improving trade and industrial and business development; and promote and solicit industrial and economic development projects as authorized by RSMo 349.010. It consists of seven members who serve staggered, three-year terms.

TIF Commission
Pursuant to RSMo 99.820 and Parkville Municipal Code Section 160, the Tax Increment Financing (TIF) Commission can enter into contracts related to the redevelopment plan; acquire by purchase or eminent domain and dispose of property; clear any area of existing buildings and structures; renovate, rehabilitate or construct any structure/building; install, repair, construct, reconstruct or reallocate streets, utilities and site improvements; fix and collect rents; accept grants, guarantees and donations or property, labor or other things of value from a public or private source; acquire and construct public facilities; incur redevelopment costs and issue obligations, make payments in lieu of taxes; disburse surplus funds from the special allocation fund to taxing districts; and charge as a redevelopment cost incurred by its clerk or other official in administering the redevelopment project. It consists of six members appointed by the Mayor with the consent of the Board of Aldermen, two members appointed by the school board whose district is in the boundary of the redevelopment area, and one member appointed by the affected taxing district. The mayor’s appointments serve staggered, four-year terms.