The city of Conway will accept nominations for positions on its Planning Commission, Historic District Commission, Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Board (BPAB), Oak Grove Cemetery Board, Robinson Cemetery Board, Tree Board and Public Art Board through Oct. 31.
Forms can be downloaded from the city website, www.cityofconway.org and submitted either in person at City Hall or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
“Anyone who is interested in membership may download and complete the nomination form,” city officials said, noting that people can nominate themselves or someone else.
There are two five-year positions available on the Planning Commission.
“[The two selected will] become part of the ten person Planning Commission which hears requests and makes recommendations to the City Council concerning zoning, conditional uses, annexations and the moving of buildings,” officials said. “The Commission also reviews changes to the zoning, subdivision, and other planning related ordinances, develops master plans for the orderly growth and development of the City of Conway, and reviews and approves subdivisions and replats of land.”
The Planning Commission typically meets at 7 p.m. the third Monday of each month.
Candidates must be registered voters who live in city limits or within the Conway territorial jurisdiction. Previous members who have been off the commission at least five years may be nominated.
There are two three-year positions available on the BPAB, which recommends ways Conway can maintain its status as a Bicycle-Friendly Community and how it can obtain status as a Walk-Friendly Community and achieve the goals of the Safe Routes to Schools program. The BPAB normally meets the third Thursday each month at City Hall.
One five-year position on the Oak Grove Cemetery Board is available.
“The board is currently looking for someone who is interested in helping to preserve local history,” officials said. “Board members are sometimes asked to go in the field to show visitors around, but duties otherwise relates to the general operation of the facility.”
The board meets the third Monday each month at 5:30 p.m. in the Conway Corp building on Prairie St.
There is one five-year position open on the Robinson Cemetery Board.
“The board is currently looking for someone who is interested in helping to preserve local history. Board members are sometimes asked to go in the field to show visitors around, but duties otherwise relates to the general operation of the facility,” officials said.
One three-year position on the Historic District Commission is available. The commission typically meets the fourth Monday of each month or when necessary.
“Each member shall demonstrate a positive interest in historic preservation, architecture, history, urban or regional planning, building rehabilitation, real estate, or preservation or conservation in general,” officials said.
The Public Art Board has one open position for an art professional. The board typically meets at 5 p.m. the second Wednesday each month.
“Each member shall demonstrate a positive interest in the field of art and will be willing to participate in local community events, such as EcoFest/ArtsFest,” officials said.
There is one open position on the Tree Board, which typically meets the first Monday of each month. The Tree Board is responsible for the annual Arbor Day festival in Laurel Park.
“This board was created to assist the community and to preserve and enhance the natural beauty of Conway, to protect the health and safety of the residents of Conway, and to protect the environment by providing the development of a Community Forest Management Plan for the regulation of the planting, maintenance, removal, and protection of trees on public property within the city of Conway,” officials said.
All terms begin Jan. 1, 2019.