John "Mike" Henry, Mayor
State of the City Address - December 16, 2015
Audio Recordings of Council Meetings and State of the City Address
From the Mayor
Interested in Serving on a City Board or Commission?
The Carbondale City government has many citizen boards and commissions that may benefit from your involvement, including the Planning Commission, the Human Relations Commission, the Library Board of Trustees, the Preservation Commission and many more. If you are interested in becoming involved in your City government and would like to be considered for a position on one of the boards or commissions, complete an application and submit it to the Department of the City Manager at 200 South Illinois Avenue in Carbondale, Illinois 62901 or Applications are always welcome and are reviewed for consideration as openings occur to match interests and experience with community and membership needs.
The following list includes City boards as well as regional boards that the City appoints a representative to:
This issues’ featured commission: HUMAN RELATIONS COMMISSION
The Human Relations Commission was created on April 8, 2003 by Ordinance No. 2003-13 to serve as an advisory body to the City Council on human relations;
Composition: Eleven members appointed by the Mayor with the consent of the Council, who reflect the broad ethnic and cultural diversity of the Carbondale community. The Mayor should take steps to appoint a Commission with representation from all quadrants of the City as well as the business commun-ity. One member shall be a full-time SIUC student. All members must reside within the corporate limits or within one-and-one-half miles of the corporate limits. Initial terms are to be staggered, with three members appointed for one year (one of which is the student appointment), four members appointed for two years and four members appointed for three years. Subsequent terms shall be for three years. CRC 1-141-1, 1-141- 2, 1-141-3 and 1-141-4.
The Mayor, City Council and City staff are here to serve you and look forward to making your acquaintance. For information about all of the services available to you through the City of Carbondale, contact the Carbondale City Hall at 549-5302 or stop by and visit us at 200 South Illinois Avenue.
John “Mike” Henry
City of Carbondale