Citizen Boards, Commissions, and Committees


The city has more than 20 standing boards and commissions, providing hundreds of opportunities for citizens to get involved in the community. These positions are voluntary.  Service does require time and effort, so please closely review the board requirements to confirm that you are eligible and are able to serve.

If you would like to volunteer to serve on one of the Citizen Boards, Commissions, or Committees, simply download the volunteer profile application and return it either emailing, or by mail (City of Jefferson, Attn: Administration Department, 320 E McCarty St, Jefferson City, MO 65101) to get your name placed on the waiting list.

Openings may not be available at the time you apply. However, you will receive confirmation from the Mayor’s Office of receipt of your application.  

If you are appointed to a board/commission, you will receive a welcome letter stating which board you have been appointed to.

If you are not appointed to a board/commission within one year of your application, you will receive a letter letting you know your application is being removed.  At this point you are welcome to submit an updated volunteer profile.

Appointments to a Board/Committee are based on the Mayor’s recommendation.
Appointment Process:

  1. Vacancies are reviewed each month.
  2. For each vacancy the Mayor will review all volunteer profiles for that board.
  3. The Mayor’s recommendations are sent to the Administration Committee for review.
  4. The Administration Committee either approves or denies the recommendation.
  5. After approval, recommendations are sent to City Council for their review.
  6. City Council will vote on the Mayor’s recommended appointments at the next City Council meeting, usually the 3rd Monday of each month.

List of current members of the Citizen Boards, Commissions, and Committees
List of current vacancies on City of Jefferson Boards & Commissions (Updated May  30, 2024)

911 Advisory Board

Ad Hoc Steering Committee on Building Construction Codes

Airport Advisory Committee

Animal Shelter Advisory Committee

Board of Adjustment

Cemetery Resources Board

Convention and Visitor's Bureau Board

Cultural Arts Commission

Electrical Examiners and Review Board

Environmental Quality Commission

Historic Preservation Code Revision Committee

Historic Preservation Commission

Housing Authority Board

Human Relations Commission

Library Board of Directors

Oak Hills Golf Course Advisory Committee

Park Resources and Planning Committee

Parks and Recreation Commission

Planning and Zoning Commission

Plumbing Examiners and Review Board

Police Personnel Board

Public Transit Advisory Committee

Recreation Services Committee

Tax Increment Financing Commission (TIF)

Transportation and Traffic Commission

University Extension Council

USS Jefferson City Submarine Committee