Commissions & Boards

Meetings of advisory boards and commissions are scheduled when they have business to conduct; some may only meet a couple times a year while others meet every month.

The public is welcome and encouraged to attend all public meetings.


Board & Commission Vacancies


The City of Dallas is seeking resident volunteers to serve on the Parks Advisory Board or Budget Committee.

Appointment to the Parks Advisory Board (PAB) is for a four-year term and generally requires attendance at one evening meeting each month.  The PAB is comprised of seven Council-appointed citizen members, all of whom must reside in Polk County and five of which must live within Dallas City limits.  The PAB is responsible for studying park and recreation services as they affect the welfare of the citizens of Dallas, engage in planning for future park and recreational facilities, recommend policies related to city parks and recreation activities, and generally encourage community interest in parks and recreation.

Nine resident members and the nine City Councilors comprise the Budget Committee, according to budgeting law.  Members are appointed to a three-year term and are generally required to attend three to five evening meetings in the spring.  The Budget Committee is responsible to review the proposed Budget and make recommendations to the Council.  Applicants must reside within city limits and be registered to vote.

Application forms for all openings can be picked up at City Hall, 187 SE Court Street, Dallas, downloaded here: Citizen Committee Interest Form, or mailed by request.  Applications will be accepted until November 17, 2017, at 5:00 p.m.  For more information, call 503.831.3557.