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Boards & Commissions

Citizen-centered Government: A Shavano Park Commitment

Volunteers play a key role in keeping City government close to the people it serves. Your ideas, feedback and suggestions are invaluable. The City Council depends on input from volunteers serving on Boards, Commissions, and Committees. These  Boards, Commissions and Committees advise City Council, City Manager and City Staff. Appointments are made annually and as vacancies occur. 

If you are interested in serving on any of these Boards, Commissions or Committees, please feel free to print and complete an application or you may pick one up from the City Secretary's office at Shavano Park City Hall, 900 Saddletree Court, Monday-Friday, during regular business hours.  

Questions may be directed to the City Secretary at 210-493-3478 or via email at ztedford@shavanopark.org

The City of Shavano Park offers many ways for its citizens to become actively involved in their community. Attending public meetings is one way and the other is to serve on one of the boards or commissions. All board and commission applicants are appointed by the City Council.  Appointments are generally held annually, although other appointments may be scheduled when openings arise. 

Any resident over the age of 18 that is a registered voter may be a member on these boards/commissions. Members serve without monetary compensation and are appointed by the Mayor and/or City Council as required by the rules of appointment for each Board/Commission. Members must take an oath of office and serve in the interest of the Shavano Park community. As a member of a Board/Commission, those who serve are subject to the standards of ethical conduct contained in the City of Shavano Park Code of Ethics and all requirements under the Texas Local Government Code.

Details on some Boards and Commissions are below. To access information on the Planning & Zonning Commission, the Water Advisory Committee and the Citizen's Tree Committee, visit their respective pages! Information on the City's three other Boards are included below.

Texas Higher Education Facilities Corporation Board
Purpose: 
The Corporation is organized exclusively for the purposes of benefiting and accomplishing public purposes of, and to act on behalf of, the City pursuant to Section 53.35(b) of the Higher Education Authority Act (Chapter 53, Texas Education Code, as amended). The specific purposes for which the Corporation is organized and may issue bonds on behalf of the City are any purposes permited by the Act including, but not limited to, the financing or refinancing of "educational facilities" or "housing facilities" (as such terms are defined in the Act) and facilities which are incidental, subordinate, or related thereto or appropriate in connection therewith located in the State of Texas in accordance with and subject to the provisions of the Act, all to be done for or on behalf of the City.

Investment Committee
Purpose:
To assist City Council and City staff in deliberation of such topics as: performance reports, economic outlook, portfolio, diversification, maturity structure, potential risk to the City's funds, authorized brokers and dealers and the target rate of return on the investment portfolio. A five member investment committee shall consider of the City Manager, Finance Director and at least one City Council member and 2 outside committee members as selected by Council.

Crime Control and Prevention District Board
Purpose: 
A Crime Control and Prevention District is a special purpose district created for the purpose of improving crime prevention and reducing crime. The Crime Control and Prevention District provides supplemental funding to assist the Police Department in fighting crime. Funding for the district is generated from a 0.25% sales tax. The mission of the board is to recommend and approve the annual budget for the district. Under state law, funds collected in a crime control district may be used to fund salaries, equipment, education, etc.