Existing Boards, Commissions & Committees
Boards, commissions and ad hoc committees are made up of Goodyear residents and formed as advisory groups to the City Council. Members of these groups are all volunteers and are appointed by the City Council. Depending upon the purpose, stakeholders who are not Goodyear residents may periodically be named to an advisory group. Boards and commissions are permanent groups whose members usually have terms limits and rotate off.
Ad hoc committees are one-time committees with a limited duration (usually a maximum of about one year) that are formed to study a specific issue and make recommendations to Council. Ad hoc committee members are appointed to serve for the entire duration of the committee. Examples of past ad hoc committees are: Taxation Committee, General Plan Advisory Committee, City Center Technical Advisory Committee, Public Safety Citizen's Advisory Committee, and the Sanitation Committee.
Once appointed, the time commitment for each board/commission/committee varies. Some meet on a regular schedule, others on an as needed basis. Preparation for some meetings may require additional time obligations. Once committed, members are expected to attend all regularly scheduled meetings.
Listed is a brief description of Goodyear's current citizen advisory groups:
Arts and Culture Commission
Guides the City's Public Art Program and makes recommendations regarding projects and policy to the City Council and Staff. This volunteer commission is committed to identifying and developing a common artistic and cultural personality for Goodyear that embraces, celebrates and unites all of our diverse histories, beliefs, cultures and aspirations.
Board of Adjustment
Fire/Building/Code Enforcement Appeals Board
Goodyear Volunteer & Reserve Firefighter Retirement Trust (GVRFRT)
Industrial Development Authority Board
Parks and Recreation Advisory Commission
Planning and Zoning Commission
Public Improvement Corporation
Police & Fire Public Safety Personnel Retirement Board
Self-Insured Healthcare Trust Board
The City of Goodyear is seeking applicants to fill four vacancies on the newly formed Self-Insured Healthcare Trust Board. The Board will manage and administer the Trust Fund established for the purpose of direct payment of healthcare benefits for the City’s self-funded benefit plans. Duties include providing financial oversight of the Trust Fund by evaluating claim expenses and reserve amounts; quarterly review of the Trust Fund to ensure sufficient funds exist to pay outstanding and future benefits; review losses or claims or any combination of insurance and direct payment; and to pay for risk management consultation. In addition, the Board will make recommendations to the City Manager on financial issues relating to the Healthcare Benefit Plans covered under the Trust including appropriate premiums.
The five member Trust Board will be filled by four citizens and one city employee. The employee seat will be filled by the City’s Finance Director in an ex-officio capacity with full voting privileges. Two Trustees will serve an initial term of two years; and two Trustees will serve an initial term of three years. The Council shall determine which of the first four Trustees shall serve the two-year or three-year terms. A Trustee may be reappointed to no more than one additional consecutive term. No former member of the Council or former employee shall be a Trustee. The Trustees will serve in a volunteer capacity.
The Trustees shall meet whenever required to provide for the orderly and timely administration of the business of the Plan and the Trust at such location as may be acceptable to the Trustees, but no less than four times per Plan year. In calling, providing notice of, and holding meetings, the Trustees must conform to applicable open meeting laws.
Preferred applicants will have background and experience in the field of finance, employee benefits, or healthcare. Members of boards, committees and commissions may not serve on more than one such group at a time. Trustee appointments are subject to confirmation by the City Council. The deadline for application is May 28, 2017.
Water Conservation Committee
Reviews current water usage patterns in the city and develops recommendations to reduce usage and establish priorities for water conservation initiatives for the next five years to recommend to Council and staff. This ad hoc committee will focus on reducing outdoor water use in its 8-10 meetings per year. Resident water rate payers and stakeholders in the landscape industry, building/development, and property management sectors will participate.