- Boards & Commissions
Boards & Commissions
Complete this form to become a member of a board or commission.
To request a paper application:
- Call the City Manager's Office at 620-343-4250
- Visit the City Manager's Office at 104 East 5th Street
- Email the City Manager's Office
Building Trades Board
The Building Trades Board members represent the following trades: one Architect or Engineer (licensed within the State of Kansas), two Class "A" Building Contractors, two certified Master Plumbers, two certified Master Electricians, two certified Mechanical Appliance Installers, and two lay persons.
Community Corrections Board
The Community Corrections Board is a State mandated program (K.S.A. 75-4317 thru 75-4320) which was established in the fall of 1989 by the Kansas State Board of Corrections.
Community Housing Board / Land Bank
Learn about the Community Housing Board.
Emporia Enterprises is partnered with the Regional Development Association of East Central Kansas, for land acquisition to help develop industrial parks with green field sites for light industrial manufacturing and warehouse/distribution development projects.
Emporia Human Relations Commission
The Commission is to investigate alleged unfair or discriminatory practices among diverse groups of our citizens in regard to discrimination, segregation and separation based on the race, religion, color, sex, age, physical handicap, national origin, or ancestry of individuals in the securing or holding of employment, public accommodations and housing.
Emporia-Lyon County Convention & Tourism Committee
As an advisory board, duties are to make recommendations concerning expenditures for promotion of conventions and tourism.
Emporia-Lyon County Joint Board of Zoning Appeals
It is the primary function of this board to hear and decide appeals where a variance or special use permit may be allowed.
Emporia-Lyon County Metropolitan Area Planning Commission
As a primary function, the Commission has the responsibility for the preparation, adoption, and recommendation of a long-range Comprehensive Plan to guide the future physical development of the Emporia-Lyon County Metropolitan Area, and hears all applications for zoning changes.
Emporia Main Street
Emporia Main Street will utilize a four-point approach to continue economic revitalization of Emporia and Lyon County in the upcoming decade.
Emporia Public Library Board
The board has control over the operation of the library and over expenditures of money appropriated to the library fund.
Emporia Recreation Commission
The Recreation Commission is responsible for the community recreation program.
Golf Advisory Board
This Board was created to advise the governing body on matters relating to the development, maintenance, improvement and operation of the municipal golf course.
Multi-Use-Path Planning Board
MUPP's mission is to support the City Administration and staff in planning and integrating a path/trails system within Emporia to provide citizens of all ages safe routes to schools, work, shopping, and recreation, while promoting physical activity and preservation of the environment.
Natural Resources Advisory Board
The main purpose of the advisory board will be to improve public information in preserving our natural resources.
Regional Development Association of East Central Kansas Board
The Board was charged with the responsibility of determining the direction the community or the area would take in terms of economic development activities.
William Allen White Community Partnership
Members of the William Allen White Community Partnership continue to find resources that showcase and support the William Allen White Home (Red Rocks) and the surrounding property through community awareness and education of the history of William Allen White.