- Boards & Commissions
Boards & Commissions
The Carbondale City Council encourages residents to consider becoming actively involved by serving on a City board or commission. Unless otherwise provided by City ordinance, the Mayor, with the advice and consent of the Council, appoints members of all committees, boards, and commissions.
Interest in Serving
If you are interested in serving on a board or commission, please submit the following documentation to the Mayor's Office:
- Letter of Intent
Note: All submissions are kept on file for one year.
Agendas and Minutes
Access meeting agendas and minutes for various boards, commissions, and committees.
Board of Fire and Police Commissioners
The Board of Fire & Police Commissioners is responsible for administering entry-level police and fire examinations, promotional police and fire examinations and more.
Building Board of Appeals
The Building Board of Appeals is responsible for hearing appeals from any person aggrieved by an administrative decision made by a City official or employee, which is based upon Title 4 of the Carbondale Revised Code, reviewing the provisions of the building and housing code and more.
Community Development & Loan Grant Board
The Community Development and Loan Grant Board is responsible for receiving all requests to the City for loans or grants, reviewing all requests for grants and making recommendations to the City Manager.
The Electrical Commission is responsible for administering examinations for an Electrical Contractors License and recommending to the Building and Neighborhood Services Supervisor the issuance or denial of licenses.
Emergency Telephone Board
Jackson County Emergency Telephone Services Board is responsible for receiving and processing 911 emergency calls and dispatching police, fire and emergency medical services.
Firefighters Pension Fund Board of Trustees
The Firefighters Pension Fund Board of Trustees is responsible for controlling and managing the pension fund, enforcing contributions and more.
Foreign Fire Insurance Board
It is the mission of the Carbondale Fire Department Foreign Fire Insurance Board to receive and account for revenues received from the 2% tax on fire insurance policies sold by foreign (out of state) insurance companies, and to use such funds for the maintenance, use and benefit of the Department, as set forth in Illinois Compiled Statutes.
Human Relations Commission
The Human Relations Commission advises the City Council on problems among individuals and groups within the community regardless of race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, marital status, familial status, sexual orientation, national origin or ancestry, economic or educational status.
The Library Board is responsible for formulating rules and regulations for the library and reading room, managing expenditures, construction, and supervision of the building and grounds and appointing the librarian.
Liquor Advisory Board
The Liquor Advisory Board is responsible for reviewing all liquor license applications, meeting with applicants to discuss liquor licenses and more.
Local Liquor Control Commission
The Commission, consisting of the Mayor and six City Council Members, are charged with the administration of the applicable provisions of the Illinois Liquor Control Act, and ordinances, resolutions, rules and regulations relating to alcoholic liquor as may be adopted by the Mayor and City Council.
The Personnel Board is responsible for receiving appeals submitted by City employees, compiling a written statement of facts, findings and recommendations to the City Manager for each appeal and making recommendations for revised employee rules and regulations.
Planning Commission - Zoning Board of Appeals
The Planning Commission and Zoning Board of Appeals is responsible for promoting the Comprehensive Plan, recommending to the Council amendment changes, supplements or repeals to the zoning ordinance and other matters related to development in Carbondale and more.
Police Pension Fund Board of Trustees
Police Pension Fund Board of Trustees is responsible for controlling and managing the pension fund, enforcing contributions and more.
The Preservation Commission is responsible for investigating and recommending to the City Council the adoption of ordinances designating certain properties as preservation and historic districts and reviewing applications for properties under construction or demolition that reside within designated historic districts.
The Sustainability Commission is responsible for recommending energy conservation in building code, studying possible incentives for renewable energy and energy conservation and more.
The Carbondale Convention and Tourism Bureau is responsible for governing the Bureau, direction of its work, control of its property and more.