Boards and Commissions


Boards, Committees and Commissions advise the Mayor and Council on a variety of topics in the City. Design review committees make decisions about proposed development in specific Districts. The appointment process and requirements for positions on City Boards, Committees, and Commissions varies with each group. In some cases, prospective members are nominated by a member of the City Council or by another entity, such as a Trust. Typically, the Mayor appoints members and City Council confirms the appointments.

Some Boards, Committees and Commissions are established in the City Charter or City Code, and some are established by Resolution of the Mayor and Council. Most are assigned a Department Staff Liaison, and are managed within different Departments of the City. The City’s Boards, Committees and Commissions are voluntary, offering no remuneration.


The Mayor will appoint positions on Boards, Committees, and Commissions when vacancies occur. Since vacancies happen intermittently, the City accepts applications at any time, but will not retain applications past December 31st of each calendar year. In order to maintain a current application for consideration, you may need to resubmit a new application at the beginning of each year.

Most Boards, Committees and Commissions have specific requirements about the composition of their members, including the geographic distribution of members by Ward or special areas of the city, and specific qualifications for professional experience or areas of expertise. Most Boards, Committees and Commissions require members to be City residents, but a few allow non-residents to be appointed members.

More information about particular Boards, Committees and Commissions can be found by selecting the name listed below.

For appointment opportunities, please download the application and submit the completed form by email to or mail to Office of the Mayor, City of Oklahoma City, 200 N. Walker Avenue, Suite 302, Oklahoma City, OK 73102.

Arts Commission
Bricktown Urban Design Committee
Citizens Committee for Community Development
Downtown Design Review Committee
Historic Preservation Commission
Planning Commission
Riverfront Design Committee
Stockyards City Urban Design Committee
Urban Design Commission