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Boards and Commissions

For general information on boards and commissions, including the application, nomination, interview and appointment process, please contact Rachel Smetana, Mayor's Office, 480-312-7977.

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Airport Advisory Commission

Public Comment

The Airport Advisory Commission advises the City Council on policy matters relating to the operation of the airport, proposals for development, airport area land use, fees and safety concerns.
Board of Adjustment

Public Comment

The Board of Adjustment has the power to hear and decide on appeals from administrative decisions and variances from the provisions of the zoning requirements.
Building Advisory Board of Appeals

Public Comment

The Building Advisory Board of Appeals has the jurisdiction to recommend that minor variances in the electrical, plumbing and mechanical application of the Building Code be granted and that alternative construction methods or materials be allowed.
Development Review Board

Public Comment

The purpose of the Development Review Board is to maintain the quality of development in Scottsdale through review of architectural design and layout of proposed development plans for commercial development and preliminary plats for residential subdivisions.
Environmental Quality Advisory Board

Public Comment

The Environmental Quality Advisory Board provides guidance on the prioritization of future environmental activities and recommends environmental policies to the City Council.
Historic Preservation Commission

Public Comment

The Historic Preservation Commission oversees the development and management of Scottsdale's Historic Preservation Program.
Human Relations Commission

Public Comment

The Scottsdale Human Relations Commission will advocate and promote all dimensions of diversity.
Human Services Commission

Public Comment

The Human Services Commission provides advisory recommendations to the staff and City Council on human services priorities and programs.
Industrial Development Authority

 

The main function of the board is to issue tax­ exempt bonds for certain types of private developments for the purpose of attracting new economic activity to the community.
Judicial Appointments Advisory Board

Public Comment

The Judicial Appointments Advisory Board (JAAB) makes advisory recommendations to the City Council regarding the appointment and reappointment of full-time city judges.
Library Board

Public Comment

The Library Board advises the City Council on general policy relating to the programs, services and future development of the Scottsdale Public Library.
Loss Trust Fund Board

Public Comment

The Loss Trust Fund Board is responsible for recommendations to the City Council regarding the administration of the loss trust fund.
McDowell Sonoran Preserve Commission

Public Comment

The Commission, with the assistance of city staff, makes recommendations to the City Council on such items as: preservation strategy, funding, land acquisition, educational/promotional programs, master planning and other Preserve-related issues.
Neighborhood Advisory Commission

Public Comment

The Neighborhood Advisory Commission advises and makes recommendations to the city council on policies, plans, strategies and programs for the preservation, improvement and revitalization of Scottsdale’s housing and neighborhoods.
Parks and Recreation Commission

Public Comment

The Parks and Recreation Commission is a citizen advisory committee that advises the City Council on the acquisition of lands and facilities for use as parks or recreation centers; the Parks and Recreation Commission also advises on the operation, use, care and maintenance of these parks and recreation areas.
Personnel Board

 

The Personnel Board hears appeals submitted by city employees relating to dismissal, demotion or suspensions; and submits its recommendations to the City Manager.

Planning Commission

Public Comment

The Commission's task is to review, evaluate and approve rezoning requests, general plan amendments, use permits, abandonment's and Municipal Use master site plans, maintaining the applicable standards and policies of the city of Scottsdale.
Public Safety Personnel Retirement Board

 

Pursuant to A.R.S. 38-847, the Public Safety Personnel Retirement System Boards,
Police local and Fire local, are responsible for deciding all questions of eligibility and service credits, and determines the amount, manner and time of payment of any benefits under the Public Safety Personnel Retirement System.
Tourism Development Commission

Public Comment

The Tourism Development Commission advises the City Council on matters concerning the Tourism Industry in Scottsdale as well as the expenditure of revenues from the Transaction Privilege Tax on Transient Lodging (Bed Tax) designated for Tourism Development.

Transportation Commission

Public Comment

The Transportation Commission is an advisory board to the City Council on matters related to transportation.
Path & Trails Subcommittee (formerly Trails Subcommittee)
Other Entities
General Plan Task Force
Municipal Property Corporation Board of Directors
Papago Park Executive Committee
Scottsdale Preserve Authority Board of Directors
Tourism Advisory Task Force
Board Archives 

 

The archives contain a history of all of Scottsdale's appointed boards and commissions, past and present. Information contained in each document provides a synopsis of the board's purpose and duties, bylaws, legislative references, and a complete list of members throughout the life of the board or commission.