Citizen Boards

The citizen advisory board recruitment period is now closed.

The Town of Wendell has six citizen advisory boards. Each is unique in its size, meeting schedule and purpose; find meeting dates and times in the Town Calendar.  The overall mission is the same: To make Wendell a place in which we can be proud to live, work, play and raise a family. Citizens who serve on these advisory boards perform a community service using their skills, interests and initiatives to make Wendell the “Small Town” with “Big Charm.” 

How to get involved:
Whether you are interested in recreational activities, economic development, or land-use practices, the Town of Wendell has opportunities for you to volunteer to share your time and talents. Applications are accepted each spring – date to be announced - for upcoming vacancies.

Things to know about volunteering for a citizen advisory board:
• Most volunteers must live within Wendell’s corporate limits or Wendell’s ETJ. 
• Terms for Town of Wendell citizen advisory boards begin July 1 and end June 30. 
• Depending on the by-laws of the board, terms may be for either two years or three years. If an appointment is made to a vacated term, the appointee completes the unexpired term. 
• Current Town of Wendell employees are not eligible to volunteer. 
• Applications are a public record. 
• Appointments to citizen advisory boards are made by the Wendell Board of Commissioners during a regular board meeting.

Description of citizen advisory boards:

Appearance Commission 

The Appearance Commission is a six member board whose mission is to help guide beautification efforts within the Town. Their meetings are held on the first Monday of each month in the Wendell Town Hall. Meetings are open to the public. 

Board of Adjustment

The Board of Adjustment is a seven-member quasi-judicial board that hears appeals to the Wendell Zoning Code. The Board meets once an appeal has been filed with the Wendell Planning Department. Due to the irregular nature of variance and administrative appeal requests, the Board of Adjustment has no regular meeting schedule.  BOA meetings are scheduled by Planning Staff on a case by case basis, based upon the availability of the applicant and Board of Adjustment members. The Board of Adjustment meets in the Wendell Courtroom.

Economic Development Committee

The Wendell Economic Development Committee is an eight-member committee whose mission is to attract and retain new businesses and to promote Wendell as a business-friendly community. The Economic Development Committee meets twice a month. Meetings are open to the public. 

Parks and Recreation Commission

The Parks and Recreation Commission is a five-member board that meets the first Monday of each month at 7:00 p.m. at the Wendell Community Center Conference Room. The duty of the Parks and Recreation Commission is to provide citizen input in relation to the operation and development of Town-owned park property.

Planning Board

The Planning Board is a nine-member advisory board that makes recommendations to the Wendell Board of Commissioners on rezonings, ordinance amendments, and subdivisions within Wendell's corporate limits and extra-territorial jurisdiction. The Planning Board meets on the third Monday of each month at 7:00 p.m. in the Wendell Courtroom.

Tree Board

The Wendell Tree Board is a five-member board that raises tree awareness in Wendell and makes recommendations to the Board of Commissioners on trees located on public property within the town limits. The Wendell Tree Board meets at least once per quarter, plus additional special called meetings, at Wendell Community Center Conference Room.