The Town of Oro Valley is accepting applications from residents interested in serving on a board or commission. Appointments start on Jan. 1. 

Members must reside in Oro Valley, be available to attend the designated meetings, and be committed to the completion of the town’s Community Academy within their term.

Eligible citizens interested in applying may contact the Town Clerk’s office at 229-4700 or download a volunteer application from the Town Clerk’s Boards and Commissions Opportunities webpage. Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled.

• The Board of Adjustment has three vacancies. Its term is two years. Board members review and decide on administrative decisions or zoning requirements that create unnecessary hardships in the development of property because of exceptional or extraordinary conditions.

The board meets at 3 p.m. on the fourth Tuesday of the month (or as required) at town hall.

• The Parks and Recreation Advisory Board has two vacancies. Its term is two years. Board members act in an advisory capacity to the town council in matters pertaining to parks and recreation, park design, open space and trail space.

This board meets quarterly, at 6:30 p.m. on the third Tuesday of the designated month at town hall.

• The Planning and Zoning Commission has two vacancies. Its term is up to two years.

Board members hear and make recommendations to the town council regarding the General Plan and plan amendments, rezoning requests, conditional use permits and zoning code amendments.

The commission meets at 6 p.m. on the first Tuesday of each month at town hall.

• The Water Utility Commission has one vacancy. Its term is three years.

Commission members advise the town council on all issues relating to water, including water rate structure, capital improvements, development of renewable water supplies including reclaimed water and Central Arizona Project water, water conservation and public education.

The commission meets at 6 p.m. on the second Monday of each month at town hall.

For more information, contact Tracey Gransie at 229-4744.

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