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File #: 21-1779    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Recommendation for approval Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 4/20/2021 In control: Commissioners Court
On agenda: 4/27/2021 Final action:
Title: Request for Commissioners Court approval of formal policies and procedures for appointments to County boards and commissions, and establishment of a separate County office to support the Court with board appointment actions.
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To: Harris County Commissioners Court

Through: Sophie Elsner, Director, HC Pct. 1 Policy Department
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Prepared By: Mark Anderson, Policy Advisor, Pct. 1 Policy Department

Subject: County Boards and Commissions Appointments Process
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Project ID (If applicable]: N/A

Purpose and Request:
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Request for Commissioners Court approval of formal policies and procedures for appointments to County boards and commissions, and establishment of a separate County office to support the Court with board appointment actions.
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Background and Discussion:
The current Boards and Commissions Appointments Process, in which the Commissioners Court makes appointments to over 75 active County boards and commissions, is loosely managed as an additional duty by personnel in the Budget Management Department. Court member offices have to do additional research regarding the respective board, its purpose, history, etc. These offices also have to frequently track down updated information such as appointments thru dates whenever database information is inaccurate. Appointments processes for board and commission positions should be more open and transparent, and should allow for all County and surrounding area residents to obtain information about these bodies as well as volunteer to serve as members. Precinct One is proposing the County adopt formal policies and procedures for all board and commission actions, and establish the HC Boards and Commissions Office to facilitate administering and streamlining the appointments process as well as to increase community participation in serving on active boards and commissions.

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HC Boards and Commissions Office

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