Resident Committees

The City's statutory boards and citizen advisory committees are comprised of volunteer residents appointed by the Mayor and Council. The two-year term of appointment corresponds with the biennial Council elections. The Committee system is intended to provide an avenue for direct input from those who live here, and give the City an opportunity to benefit from the considerable expertise represented by University Park residents.

View the 2022 to 2024 Board and Committee Roster (PDF).

For questions, contact the City Secretary at 214-987-5302 or email the City Secretary.

View the Board and Committee requirements as outlined by the City Charter and Texas Local Government Code.

View the Advisory Committee Document Repository, including Agendas, Minutes, and applicable Staff Reports.

  1. Statutory Boards
  2. Advisory Committees
  3. Higher Education Authorities

The statutory boards are required by Texas law and empowered to give opinions and grant variances to City ordinances within their subject area.

Board of Adjustment

The Board of Adjustment is a statutory body comprised of five regular members and three alternate members. It is a quasi-judicial body with jurisdiction to hear and decide appeals of determinations made by the Building Official, special exceptions to the terms of the Zoning Ordinance and special exceptions to the terms of the Sign Ordinance. All meetings are open public hearings.

Learn more about the Board of Adjustment.

Planning & Zoning Commission

The Planning and Zoning Commission is a statutory committee comprised of five regular members and three alternate members. Predominantly an advisory committee to the City Council, it hears requests for Planned Developments, Specific Use Permits, amendments to the Zoning Ordinance, and platting requests. The Commission's decision is then forwarded to the City Council for final action.

Learn more about the Planning and Zoning Commission.