Boards & Commissions

Volunteer Application

If you are interested in volunteering your services, please submit a Volunteer Application to the City Secretary at




The Manvel City Council is in search of; Creative minds, visionary’s, historians, business owners, marketers, designers, and anyone that has a genuine interest and passion for Manvel and its future!

If this describes YOU, we would like you to consider serving on one of the City’s boards/commissions.  While the time commitment is minimal, the opportunity to make a difference in the community is significant. 

The Manvel City Council will be interviewing applicants at a meeting in March 2018 for the following boards;

Planning Development and Zoning Commission – (Meets at 7:00 p.m. on the 2nd and 4th Monday of each month)

Purpose:  To review, advise and make recommendations to the City Council on matters relating to City and extraterritorial jurisdiction (ETJ) planning and development.

 Members:  must be residents of the City of Manvel, real property owners, and not employees of the City. 

  • Duties:  Serve as an advisory body and adjunct to the City Council, and shall make recommendations regarding amendments to the Comprehensive Plan, changes of zoning, zoning ordinance amendments, and zoning to be given to newly annexed areas, and other planning related matters for the physical development of the City.
  • Recommend to the Council the approval or disapproval of plats of proposed subdivisions submitted in accordance with City ordinances as adopted or hereafter amended.
  • Conduct a review of the City's Comprehensive Plan and make recommendations to the City Council as deemed necessary to keep the City's Comprehensive Plan current with changing conditions and trends and with the planning needs of the City.
  • Serve in an advisory capacity on any planning related item(s) in the City and perform other duties as provided for by the City Charter.
  • The Commission shall have all the rights, powers, privileges and authority authorized and granted by the City Council and through the Statutes of the State of Texas authorizing and granting cities the power of zoning and subdivision regulation as found in Chapters 211 and 212 of the Texas Local Government Code, as amended from time to time.
  • Operate under the guidelines of the powers granted by the Civil Statutes of the State of Texas.

Term:  All appointees to the Commission shall serve as a member of the Commission for a term of office of two (2) years, expiring each year. Members may be reappointed with no limitation on the number of terms one member may serve.

Manvel Economic Development Corporation - (Meets at 7:00 p.m. the 2nd Wednesday of each month)

Purpose:  To promote economic development in the City of Manvel and to promote or develop municipal infrastructure related to the development or expansion of business enterprise.

Members:  must be a resident of the City of Manvel, or a resident of Brazoria County, or reside at a place that is within ten (10) miles of the City of Manvel corporate boundaries, or is in a county bordering Brazoria County.

Duties:  Directors shall exercise ordinary business judgment in managing the affairs of the Corporation.  In acting in their official capacity as Directors of the Corporation, Directors shall act in good faith and take actions they reasonably believe to be in the best interests of the Corporation or which would be lawful and shall refrain from actions not in the best interest of the Corporation or which would be unlawful.  A Director shall not be liable if, in the exercise of ordinary care, the Director acts in good faith relying on written financial and legal statements provided by an accountant or attorney retained by the Corporation.

The deadline to submit an application to be considered for appointment is March 9, 2018.  Completed applications need to be submitted to the City Secretary at

For more information please contact City Secretary Tammy Bell at 832.336.4064 or via email