By Angie Bado, TSB Publisher
The task of appointing citizens to serve on one of the city’s various 19 boards and commissions is perhaps one of the most difficult for McKinney’s City Council members. Mayor Brian Loughmiller said that once again council interviewed many qualified applicants for a few positions. The Mayor said htat he hopes that those who applied but did not get appointed remain interested in serving saying, “Please don’t let this be the end of your attempts to serve the city.”
Citizens who are interested in serving on one of the city’s boards or commissions filled out an application form and then were interviewed by members of council. Following all of the interviews, council met and determined a list of names that they want to bring forward to discuss at the council meeting. Usually, two individual’s names are brought forward for each available position, council discusses and then votes.
The following is the list of appointments voted on by council on Monday, August 27.
Planning and Zoning Board
McKinney Economic Development Corporation (MEDC)
McKinney Community Development Corporation (MCDC)
McKinney Convention & Visitors Bureau
Erica Tate Carver*
Collin County Airport Dev. Corp. (CCADC)
(Bylaws specifically state that board members do not have term limits. The bylaws have not yet been amended)
John Wroten* – current Chairman
Council voted to appoint Mr. Harry McKillop Director Emeritus because of his continued dedication to the airport board. McKillop will serve as a non-voting member who may attend board meetings and may
serve in committee capacity.
Board of Adjustments
Shannon Mott – moved from alternate to regular board position
Brian Cobbel – moved from alternate to regular board position
Kimberly Davidson as 2 year alternate
Charles Shephard for 1 year
Building and Standards
Sherry Tucker David*
Pamela Harden – taking the unexpired term, which begins immediately
Sharon Kenard to fill the unexpired term of 1 year, effective immediately
Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone 1 (TIRZ)
Council appoints P&Z delegate – Robbie Clark
TIRZ ZONE 2
County will appoint a new representative. That position is currently held by Joe Jaynes.
Airport Representative: reappoint Fritz Mowery