Boards and Commissions

Boards, commissions, committees, councils, corporations, authorities, agencies, etc. involve residents of the City of Houston who volunteer their time and expertise for the benefit of the community by setting policy, settling disputes, aiding fellow citizens, fundraising, and planning for Houston’s future.

If you are interested in appointment by the Mayor in an area where your expertise and commitment will make a difference, please review the board descriptions, the legal requirements and qualifications to serve, as well as the boards’ websites and social media sites to determine if you are a good fit for a specific board or commission. We look forward to your application!

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Mayor's Advisory

  • Asian American and Pacific Islanders Advisory Board
  • Houston Music Advisory Board
  • Mayor’s Advisory Council of New Americans
  • Mayor’s Millennial Advisory Board
  • Mayor's Advisory Board for Adult Literacy
  • Mayor's Hispanic Advisory Board
  • Mayor's LGBTQ Advisory Board
  • Mayor's Women's Commission

Department / Organization

  • Houston Complete Communities Advisory Board
  • Houston Permit Center Advisory Board
  • Miller Theatre Advisory Board
  • Office of Business Opportunity Advisory Board
  • Houston BARC Foundation

Policy / Issue

  • Bicycle Advisory Committee
  • Commission on Disabilities
  • Houston Clean City Commission
  • Houston Food Insecurity Board
  • Washington Avenue Corridor Advisory Committee


  • Historic Preservation Appeals Board
  • Houston Archaeological and Historical Commission
  • Houston Arts Alliance
  • Houston Media Source
  • Houston Public Library Foundation


  • Harris County Houston Sports Authority Board
  • Houston Amateur Sports Park LGC
  • Houston Downtown Park Corporation
  • Houston Parks Board LGC
  • Houston Zoo Development Corporation
  • Houston Zoo

Cultural Affairs

  • Houston Civic Events
  • Houston Cultural Education Facilities Finance Corporation

Department / Organization Oversight

  • Airport Board of Adjustment
  • Airport Commission
  • Animal Shelter Advisory Committee
  • Contract Compliance Commission
  • Ethics Commission
  • Fire Code Board of Appeals
  • General Appeals Board
  • Water Adjustment Board

Civil Service Issues

  • Civil Service Commission
  • Deferred Compensation Advisory Committee
  • Deferred Compensation Advisory Committee HPOU
  • Health Benefits Advisory Committee
  • Houston Firefighters Relief and Retirement Fund
  • Houston Municipal Employees Pension System
  • Police Officers And Fire Fighters Civil Service Commission
  • Police Officers Civil Service Commission
  • Police Officers Pension System

Specialized Regulatory Issues

  • Automotive Board
  • Board of Pilot Commissioners for Harris County Ports
  • Boiler Code Review and Licensing Board
  • Building and Standards Commission
  • Coastal Water Authority
  • Electrical Board
  • Fort Bend Subsidence District
  • Helicopter Facilities Licensing and Appeals Board
  • Historic Preservation Appeals Board
  • Lone Star Groundwater Conservation District
  • Mechanical Code Review Board
  • Plumbing Code Review Board
  • Sexually Oriented Businesses Hearing Officials
  • Tower Permit Commission
  • Wastewater Capacity Reservation Review Board
  • Fire Code Board of Appeals
  • Houston Forensic Science Center
  • Houston Recovery Center LGC
  • Independent Police Oversight Board
  • Mayor's Task Force on Policing Reform
  • Municipal Court Adjudication Hearing Officers
  • Municipal Court Associate Judges
  • Municipal Court Judges
  • Public Safety Advisory Committee
  • Greater Harris County 911 Emergency Network