boards and commissions

Citizens who serve on Boards and Commissions are a valuable resource.

The City of Mason depends upon the citizens to serve on several boards and commissions. These positions provide residents with the opportunity to have a voice in their local government. The boards make recommendations or serve as avenues of appeal for citizens.

These boards and commissions include:

  • Community Improvement Corporation
    • 3 members for 1-year terms plus two members from Council (1-year terms)
    • Assists the city with economic development through financing and other business development opportunities
  • Mason Parks and Recreation Advisory Board
    • 5 members for 3-year terms plus one member from Council (2-year term) and one school district representative (2-year term)
    • Makes recommendations about acquisition, development, maintenance, and operations for parks and recreational facilities and programs
  • Mason Planning Commission
    • 5 citizen members for 3-year terms, plus the Mayor or appointee and one other member from Council (2-year terms)
    • Reviews and makes decisions on site plans, landscape plans, and building elevations for all new buildings in the city along with major expansions of properties. Reviews and makes recommendations to City Council on zoning changes, planned unit developments, and plats.
  • Mason Port Authority
    • 5 citizen members for 4-year terms
    • Enhances future development opportunities in the city, supports its economic development strategies, and promotes participation in activities that will have a positive impact on the general economic wealth of Mason.
  • Mason Zoning Board of Appeals
    • 5 citizen members for 3-year terms
    • Hears and decides on exceptions and variances to city zoning, building, and housing regulations
  • Personnel Review Board
    • 5 citizen members for 3-year terms
    • Hears appeals of administrative determinations regarding personnel
  • Tax Board of Review
    • 3 members for 3-year terms
    • Meets on an as-needed basis to review disagreements about earnings taxes due

Appointments to the boards and commissions are made by the mayor with the approval of City Council after completion of the Boards and Commissions application.