Council Standing Committees
On March 11, 2021, City Council adopted the Rules of Council. Section 11 establishes the following six (6) Standing Committees:
- Economic Development
- Finance & Budget
- Legislative Review & Government Affairs
- Property Management
- Public Safety
- Public Service & Utilities
At the second regular meeting in January each year, the Council President shall appoint three (3) members of Council, and one (1) Council member to serve as an Alternate, to each of the above-mentioned Standing Committees. None of the Standing Committees have regular meeting schedules; therefore, per Section 11.03(B) of the Rules of Council, agendas for meetings will be published forty-eight (48) hours in advance. All Standing Committees are open to the public. Information on each Standing Committee is listed below. The Standing Committees will review policies, legislation, and other matters and will report its findings and submit recommendations to City Council for consideration.
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT: This Committee will assume the duties of the former Economic Development and Advisory Board and shall, in the interest of the sustainability of the City and the economic betterment of its citizens, serve as the core advisory body regarding all economic development interests and activities for the City. The Committee shall advise and assist administrative leadership and the City Council in matters related to economic development planning and advocacy. Councilmembers assigned to this Committee include Vice President Will Urschel (Chair), Mayor Sarah Mays, and President Wesley Smith. The Alternate is Councilman Thomas Scrivens.
FINANCE & BUDGET: This Committee will assume the duties of an existing Budget Review Ad-Hoc Committee and review City financial information and participate in yearly budget planning. Councilmembers assigned to this Committee include Council President Wesley Smith (Chair), Vice President Will Urschel, and Councilman Levi Dean. The Alternate is Councilwoman Rebekah Dean.
LEGISLATIVE REVIEW & GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS: This Committee will review proposed rewrites or additions to the City's Codified Ordinances and review State or County-level legislation that may affect the City. Councilmembers assigned to this Committee include Mayor Sarah Mays (Chair), Councilman Thomas Scrivens, and Councilwoman Rebekah Dean. The Alternate is Council President Wesley Smith.
PROPERTY MANAGEMENT: This Committee will review matters regarding the management, acquisition, sale, or improvement of City properties. Councilmembers assigned to this Committee include Council Vice President William Urschel (Chair), Councilman Levi Dean, and Councilman Cody Brannum. The Alternate is Councilman Thomas Scrivens.
PUBLIC SAFETY: This Committee will review matters related to the Police Division, Communications (9-1-1), and Fire Division regarding emergency preparedness, apparatus, etc. Councilmembers assigned to this Committee include Councilman Thomas Scrivens (Chair), Council Vice President William Urschel, and Councilwoman Rebekah Dean. The Alternate is Councilman Cody Brannum.
PUBLIC SERVICE & UTILITIES: This Committee will assume the duties of the Traffic Commission, Wellhead Protection Committee, and Stormwater Advisory Committee and review matters involving streets; the City's water, sewer, and stormwater systems and utilities; and the City's closed landfill. Councilmembers assigned to this Committee include Council Vice President William Urschel (Chair), Councilman Thomas Scrivens, and Councilman Cody Brannum. The Alternate is Council President Wesley Smith.