Boards & Commissions

Animal Advisory Committee

The Animal Advisory Committee advises and makes recommendations to the city council pertaining to animals and the ordinance. It is composed of at least one licensed veterinarian, one city official, one person whose duties include the daily operation of an animal shelter, one representative from an animal welfare organization or humane society, two city council members and three citizens.

Arts Commission

The Arts Commission solicits applications for projects from arts groups, reviews the requests for funding, and adopts guidelines for funding requests with the primary objective of promoting tourism in Killeen. The commission consists of eleven members representing the various arts and the public-at-large.

Learn more about the Arts Commission.

Capital Improvements Advisory Committee

The Capital Improvements Advisory Committee advises and assists City Council in adopting and revising land use standards, reviews, monitors and evaluates the capital improvement plan and program and makes recommendations for revisions to impact fees.  The committee is composed of at least five members and includes residents, representatives from the real estate, development or building industries and a representative from the city's extra territorial jurisdiction.

Civil Service Commission

The Police and Fire Civil Service Commission consists of three members and considers matters concerning the rules and regulations of the Police and Fire Civil Service.

Community Development Advisory Committee

The Community Development Advisory Committee makes recommendations concerning the expenditure of community development block grants to assist low and moderate income citizens and eliminate slum and blight within Killeen. This committee consists of ten members.

Heritage Preservation Board

The Heritage Preservation Board is responsible for providing input to staff, the Heritage Preservation Officer, the Planning & Zoning Commission, and the City Council on matters concerning the overall development of the city's historic preservation program.

Killeen Housing Authority

The Killeen Housing Authority commissioners conduct the business of the authority, are appointed by the Mayor of Killeen, and consist of five members.

Killeen Volunteers, Inc.

Killeen Volunteers, Inc. is a twenty-member board representing Fort Hood, Central Texas College, Killeen Independent School District, the KVI program committees, and the citizens of Killeen. The board manages the affairs of the non-profit corporation, organized exclusively for charitable and educational purposes.

Learn more about the Killeen Volunteers, Inc.

Personnel Hearing Board

The Personnel Hearing Board (for non-civil service employees) consists of five members who hear appeals from civilian employees of the City of Killeen who have been given notice of termination or reduction. Members may not be related to any City employee.

Planning and Zoning Commission

The Planning and Zoning Commission consists of nine members appointed by the City Council for a term of two years, as established by the Charter of the City of Killeen.

The Planning and Zoning Commission reviews and approves plats submitted under the provisions of the Killeen Code of Ordinances, Chapter 26. In their role as a zoning commission, they review amendments to zoning regulations and boundaries submitted under the provisions of the Killeen Code of Ordinances, Chapter 31, and submit recommendations for approval or disapproval to the City Council.

Police Academy Advisory Board

The Killeen Police Academy Training Center maintains an Advisory Board as required by Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) Rules, Section 215.7 and is comprised of both public members of our community who meet the requirements of the Occupations Code, Chapter 1701.252 and Killeen Police law enforcement personnel. The board is responsible for advising on the development of curricula and other issues related to the specific training needs of the department.

If you are a resident of Killeen and would like to be considered for a position on our Advisory Board, please contact the Police Department and we will place your name in consideration when openings become available.

Senior Citizens Advisory Board

The Senior Citizens Advisory Board consists of nine members who are residents of Killeen and are not active in the City's senior citizens organization. The board's objective is to advise on the activities of the Bob Gilmore Center, Help Center, and the nutrition program for the elderly.

Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone Number Two Board

The Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone (TIRZ) Number Two is a designated area in the City that implements tax increment financing (TIRZ Number Two Map). This enables local economic development officials to collect the property tax revenue attributable to the increased assessed value resulting from new investments within the zone to be used for community improvement projects. The TIRZ Number Two Board is made up of seven (7) members representing the City of Killeen, Bell County, and Central Texas College.

Tree Advisory Board

The Tree Advisory Board is a seven-member board that coordinates and promotes Arbor Day activities, maintains the five-year plan to plant trees on city property, develops public awareness and education programs relating to trees, and submits the annual application to renew the Tree City USA designation. Members serve three-year terms and meet quarterly.