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
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.