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Posted on: January 8, 2024

Manvel Seeks Passionate Individuals to Apply for a Board or Commission!

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The City of Manvel is seeking passionate individuals to apply for positions on two essential boards: the Planning, Development & Zoning Commission (PD&Z) and the Manvel Economic Development Corporation (MEDC). Candidates must submit their applications by February 5.

The Planning, Development & Zoning Commission and the Manvel Economic Development Corporation play crucial roles in shaping the future of our community. Three positions on each board will be opening this year, providing an excellent opportunity for residents to contribute to the growth and development of Manvel.

"We encourage residents who are passionate about our City's planning, development, and economic well-being to step forward and be part of these vital boards," said City Secretary Tammy Bell. "Your dedication and insights will make a lasting impact on the community we all call home."

About the Planning, Development & Zoning Commission

The purpose of the Planning, Development & Zoning Commission is to review, advise, and make recommendations to the City Council on matters relating to City and extraterritorial jurisdiction (ETJ) planning and development.

Members of this commission serve as an advisory body and adjunct to the City Council, and make recommendations regarding amendments to the Master or 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. Members will approve or disapprove plats associated with subdivisions based on their accordance with City ordinances.

To apply for this commission, applicants must have been a resident of the City of Manvel for at least 12 months, be a real property owner, and cannot be employed with the City of Manvel. Attendance at two consecutive Planning, Development & Zoning meetings before the February 20 City Council meeting is mandatory. This requirement ensures that applicants gain a comprehensive understanding of the commission's responsibilities and operations.

Meetings for the Planning, Development & Zoning Commission are typically held on the second and fourth Monday of every month.

About the Manvel Economic Development Corporation

The purpose of the Manvel Economic Development Corporation is to promote economic development in the City of Manvel and to promote or develop municipal infrastructure related to the development or expansion of the business enterprise.

Members of MEDC exercise ordinary business judgment in managing the affairs of the Corporation.  In acting in their official capacity as Directors of the Corporation, Directors should act in good faith and take actions they reasonably believe to be in the best interests of the Corporation.  

To apply for this commission, applicants must reside within ten miles of the City of Manvel. In addition to the qualifications for service on a board required by City ordinances or state law, a person appointed to a board must not be delinquent in the payment of taxes, water service charges, or other obligations to the City.

Meetings for the Manvel Economic Development Corporation are typically held on the second Wednesday of every month.

For more information or to apply, visit cityofmanvel.com/boards. The deadline to submit an application is February 5.

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