Supplying the following information will assist the Mayor and City Council in considering your interest in a City Board or Commission. (Forms remain on file with the City Clerk for two years). The information provided is considered public information. Submission of a completed form does not guarantee placement on a Board or Commission. You must reside in the City of Kirkwood to be considered for placement on a Board of Commission.
Please indicate the areas in which you have an interest:
Write (1) for STRONG INTEREST or (2) for MODERATE INTEREST. Leave blank if limited or no interest.
Aquatic Advisory Committee
Architectural Review Board
Board of Adjustment
Civil Service Commission
Greentree Festival Committee
Human Rights Commission
Industrial Development Authority
Local Housing Authority
Planning and Zoning Commission
Urban Forestry Commission
Public Facilities Authority
Background Information: This section is designed to learn more information about you – your community interests and your educational and professional background. If you have a resume, please attach a copy to this form. Please note, some appointments must be filled by specific professionals (engineer, attorney, architect, etc.) This information is available through the City Clerk at 314-822-5802.
Human Rights Commission
The Kirkwood Human Rights Commission is one of the most important volunteer opportunities anyone can offer the citizens of the city. Membership provides an opportunity to support and educate the community about the importance and value of diversity among us. Diversity manifests itself in all forms whether it is age, gender, sexual orientation, disability, racial or ethnic identity, religion, and other categories. It is the City’s commitment that diversity should be embraced and not avoided.
The nine citizens who serve on this commission seek ways to create educational opportunities and provide an outlet for residents who are facing real or perceived injustices. The city has a long heritage of finding ways to encourage such concerns. The predecessor commission the Kirkwood Human Rights and Awareness Commission was created over 50 years ago. The city enacted a fair housing code as far back as 1963 to help insure fairness in seeking housing opportunities. The fact that such commissions exist today is a tribute to Kirkwood’s commitment to human rights.
The following are examples of traits that assist a resident in serving comfortably and effectively as a commission member. The following are not requirements for appointment, but only issues offered for self-reflection. The City wants a committee member to be effective and know that their service is important to the city government and the community at large.
Examples of such traits:
- respect for all people
- a vision for a highly respectful and inclusive community
- a passion for justice
- a willingness to advocate change
- willingness to help those that perceive they are the victim of bias or discrimination
- an ability to listen attentively
- openness to creative solutions
- a confidence amid criticism
- a comfort with collaboration
- an appreciation for maintaining confidentialities
Please feel free to contact Mike Brown, Kirkwood’s Chief Administrative Office should you have any questions. Office telephone 314-822-5806, or email@example.com