Boards, Commissions and Committees

Sioux City is a community rich in diversity which strives to achieve geographic, gender and racial balance on each board, commission and committee. In addition, effective January 1, 2012, Section 69.16A of the Iowa Code now requires gender balance on those City Boards and Commissions required or governed by state law unless the City has made a good faith effort for a period of three months to appoint a qualified person. This affects and includes the Civil Service Commission, Human Rights Commission, Library Board of Trustees, and Planning and Zoning Commission.

When appointed, new members are provided with the Standard Operating Procedure Policy for Boards, Commissions and Committees; the policy includes information on Standard Operating Procedures, Open Meetings Law and Public Records Law, and Disclosure of Interest information. Please click here to read the policy.

Current members are provided materials to read in preparation for each meeting. They must be willing to receive citizen input where appropriate and are often required to make important decisions regarding the City's current and future operations. Members are required to attend at least three-fourths of the monthly meetings in order to retain their appointment. This brochure specifies the other requirements necessary for each board, commission or committee.

Members are encouraged to help recruit others to apply for vacancies. Applications are available on the City's website and in the City Clerk's Office during business hours.

Serving on a board, commission or committee is very rewarding. Improvements in our community's quality of life are a direct result of their dedication and hard work. Thank you for considering the donation of your time to make Sioux City a better place to live.

For more information concerning City Council appointed Boards, Commissions and Committees you may call the City Clerk's Office at 712-279-6313 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding Holidays.

To complete an online application for the Board, Commission or Committee of your choice, you will need a newer version of Adobe Reader to finish and email the application.  We recommend you print or save a copy of your completed application before clicking the ‘SUBMIT’ button.  When your application is received you will get an email reply from the City Boards and Commission inbox confirming receipt.  If you have trouble completing your application please call 712-279-6313 or 712-279-6310 for assistance.  The City Clerk’s Office accepts applications emailed in PDF format, mailed to PO Box 447, or delivered in person to 405 6th Street.  Thank you!


Airport Board of Trustees PDF Print E-mail

The Airport Board of Trustees governs the Sioux Gateway Airport. The Board establishes rules, rates and fees, and regulations regarding the Airport’s services and facilities; promotes, develops, and encourages civilian, commercial, and military aviation activities; applies for grants; selects a director responsible for daily administration and prepares the annual budget for approval by the City Council. Click here to be directed to the Sioux Gateway Airport website.

Section 69.16A of the Iowa Code requires gender balance on those City Boards and Commissions required or governed by state law unless the City has made a good faith effort for a period of three months to appoint a qualified person. This affects and includes: Airport Board of Trustees; Civil Service Commission; Human Rights Commission; Library Board of Trustees; and Planning and Zoning Commission.

 Vacancies: none

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Art Center Board of Trustees PDF Print E-mail
The Art Center Board of Trustees oversees the operations and maintenance of the Art Center; controls expenditure of Art Center revenues according to the budget; hires and oversees the Director; and applies for and accepts grants and subsidies from any other unit of government. Click here to be directed to the Sioux City Art Center website.
 
 

Vacancies: none

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Board of Adjustment PDF Print E-mail
The Board of Adjustment hears and decides appeals to any order, requirement, decision, or determination made by an administrative officer in the enforcement of the City's zoning ordinance; hears and reviews variances from the terms of the zoning ordinance; decides applications for conditional and temporary use permits; and hears appeals to the sign ordinance. Click here to be directed to the Planning and Zoning website.
 

Vacancies: none

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Building and Housing Code Board PDF Print E-mail

The Building and Housing Code Board advises the City Council in matters relevant to the safe and appropriate construction and maintenance of all buildings and dwellings in the City. The Board reviews licenses for hydronic engineering applications. The Board periodically reviews the local building and housing codes and recommends improvements. The Board hears citizen appeals of decisions or code interpretations which have been made by Inspection Services Division. Click here to be directed to the Building Inspection website.

Vacancies: none

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Civil Service Commission PDF Print E-mail

The Civil Service Commission administers the provisions of Chapter 400 of the Code of Iowa; prepares and administers examinations for all Civil Service positions and determines seniority for Civil Service employees; serves as the appeal board for employees who receive discipline resulting in loss of pay or termination; and serves as an oral examination board. Click here to be directed to the Civil Service Commission website.

Section 69.16A of the Iowa Code requires gender balance on those City Boards and Commissions required or governed by state law unless the City has made a good faith effort for a period of three months to appoint a qualified person. This affects and includes: Airport Board of Trustees; Civil Service Commission; Human Rights Commission; Library Board of Trustees; and Planning and Zoning Commission.

Vacancies: none

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Cone Park Design And Construction Advisory Committee PDF Print E-mail

The Cone Park Design and Construction Advisory Committee advises the City Council on the selection of design and construction professionals, and on the design and construction of the Cone Park. On May 31, 1981 Ruth Cone passed away, and by the terms of her will, and that of her deceased husband, Frank, a trust was to be established in which assets were to be held and invested for a period of 25 years and then distributed to the City for the establishment of the park. As of March 2008 the gift is valued at $2.5 million.

 

Vacancies: none

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Effective Fiscal And Public Policy Committee PDF Print E-mail

The Effective Fiscal and Public Policy Committee shall prepare recommendations and submit them to the City Council based on requests from the City Council relating to current community concerns. Examples of those requests are: review and assistance with strategic planning, special project review and formulation on City projects or initiatives with broad impact, assistance with reviewing financial forecasting information, cost allocations, fees for services, budgets, performance measures, and the annual audit. The committee will consider issues that are not the responsibility of other boards, commissions, or committees. The role is advisory only.

Vacancies: 4

 
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Environmental Advisory Board PDF Print E-mail

The Environmental Advisory Board makes recommendations on a plan to enable Sioux City to meet State mandated reductions in solid waste; makes recommendations on an integrated solid waste management plan, makes recommendations on rates for environmental projects as requested by the council or city manager, recommends programs for educating the community on environmental education issues, makes recommendations on environmental planning issues, makes recommendations regarding the development of the storm water pollution prevention program as it applies to the citizen involvement and community education programs. Click here to be directed to the Utilities Department website.

Vacancies: none

 

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Events Facilities Advisory Board PDF Print E-mail

The Events Facilities Advisory Board makes recommendations on the operation of  the Tyson Events Center, the Sioux City Convention Center, Orpheum Theatre, IBP Ice Center, and Tourism Bureau in Sioux City in a professional and businesslike manner so as to generate optimum revenues from the facilities while minimizing expenses. The Board’s principle goal is to ensure effective operations and keep the operating subsidy from general tax dollars to the lowest possible amount; at the same time maximize the economic impact of the economy of Sioux City through the use of the facilities.

Vacancies: none
 
 
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Historic Preservation Commission PDF Print E-mail

The Historic Preservation Commission conducts public meetings and hearings for the purpose of identifying historic sites and districts; may recommend to City Council the adoption of ordinances creating local landmarks and historic districts; and may recommend to the State Bureau of Historic Preservation the listing of sites and districts on the National Register of Historic Places. Click here to be directed to the Historic Preservation Commission website.

Vacancies: none
 
 
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Human Rights Commission PDF Print E-mail
The Human Rights Commission enforces local, state and federal anti-discrimination laws.  It also works to prevent and eliminate discrimination in our community.  The following are the protected classes:  race, color, religion, creed, sex, nation origin, age, marital status (in credit), families with children (in housing), mental or physical disability, actual or perceived sexual orientation, and gender identity.  The areas covered are employment, housing, public accommodations, education or credit. Click here to be directed to the Human Rights Department website.
 
Section 69.16A of the Iowa Code requires gender balance on those City Boards and Commissions required or governed by state law unless the City has made a good faith effort for a period of three months to appoint a qualified person. This affects and includes: Airport Board of Trustees; Civil Service Commission; Human Rights Commission; Library Board of Trustees; and Planning and Zoning Commission.
 

Vacancies: none

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Library Board of Trustees PDF Print E-mail
The Library Board of Trustees determines policies for the Library's operation; selects a Director with the authority and responsibility for administration of the Library; develops the Library's annual funding request, budgets the funds appropriated by the City Council, and authorizes all major expenditures; carries out duties assigned by State and local ordinances; actively seeks funding for the Library's needs and services; and promotes the Library in the community.Click here to be directed to the Sioux City Public Library website.
 
Section 69.16A of the Iowa Code requires gender balance on those City Boards and Commissions required or governed by state law unless the City has made a good faith effort for a period of three months to appoint a qualified person. This affects and includes: Airport Board of Trustees; Civil Service Commission; Human Rights Commission; Library Board of Trustees; and Planning and Zoning Commission.
 

Vacancies: none 

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Museum Board of Trustees PDF Print E-mail

The Museum Board of Trustees drafts and enforces policies and regulations for the control, operation, supervision, and maintenance of the Museum and the Sergeant Floyd River Museum and Welcome Center; and rejects, holds, and/or disposes of all gifts, donations, devices, and bequests that may be made to the City for the purpose of establishing, increasing, or improving the Museum. Click here to be directed to the Sioux City Public Museum website.

Vacancies: 1
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Parking and Skywalk System Board of Trustees PDF Print E-mail
The board provides for the operation, maintenance, and repair of the skywalk system; establishes rules, regulations, and minimum standards for the system; selects employees necessary to operate and maintain the system; establishes standards for signage and advertising in the system; and controls the revenue allocated for the system.  The board also provides oversight of municipal parking operations within the central business district, especially those operations concerned with marketing and customer service.  The board advises the City Council on parking issues such as standards for the operation, supervision, and maintenance of the parking ramps, lots, and metered spaces; rates and fees; repairs and/or construction of parking facilities; and marketing strategy for the promotion and sales of downtown parking services.
 
Vacancies: 1
 
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Parks and Recreation Advisory Board PDF Print E-mail
The Parks and Recreation Advisory Board recommends policies and regulations for parks and recreation programs; the purchase, sale, lease, or exchange of any park property; establishes personnel levels necessary to operate and maintain the parks and recreation programs; reviews applications for grants or subsidies from any other unit of government; establishes the rates and conditions for services rendered to users of the parks and recreation facilities; develops educational materials about the parks and recreation programs; and assists in budget preparation. Click here to be directed to the Parks and Recreation website.


Vacancies: none

 
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Planning and Zoning Commission PDF Print E-mail

The Planning and Zoning Commission conducts public meetings and hearings for the purpose of reviewing and developing recom-mendations to the City Council on a wide range of matters pertaining to the physical development of the City. The Commission develops a comprehensive general plan for the community which, after adoption by the City Council, is a guide for the orderly development of the City by both public and private sectors. Members review all applications for zoning and subdivision ordinance text amendments, zoning changes, and planned development proposals; propose vacations and dedications of public lands, easements, and plats or replats of subdivisions; and review all proposed urban renewal plans and other items that are directed to them by the City Council. Click here to be directed to the Planning and Zoning website.

Section 69.16A of the Iowa Code requires gender balance on those City Boards and Commissions required or governed by state law unless the City has made a good faith effort for a period of three months to appoint a qualified person. This affects and includes: Airport Board of Trustees; Civil Service Commission; Human Rights Commission; Library Board of Trustees; and Planning and Zoning Commission.

Vacancies: none 

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Transit System Advisory Board PDF Print E-mail
The Transit System Advisory Board conducts public meetings and hearings for the purpose of reviewing and developing recommendations to the administrative staff and to the City Council on matters concerning Transit activities, and recommends fares and schedules for all services offered by the Transit System. Click here to be directed to the Transit website.
 
 
Vacancies: none
 
 
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Yamanashi City Sister City Committee PDF Print E-mail

The Yamanashi City, Sister City Committee works toward the enhancement of quality of life in Sioux City and Yamanashi City; promotes city exchanges in a variety of areas, such as culture, education, arts, and economy; keeps a relationship based on mutual trust and respect with the Yamanashi City, Japan.

Vacancies: 1 

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Youth Commission PDF Print E-mail

Please visit myc.sioux-city.org for more information.

The Mayor’s Youth Commission is responsible for dealing with issues related to youth in the community; sponsoring events for youth in a noncompetitive environment; and making recommendations to the Council concerning improvements in the community that would appeal to young people.

Please visit myc.sioux-city.org and click on the "Application for Employment" link to download an appliaction for the Mayor's Youth Commission. DO NOT use the City applications available on this site. Thank you.

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