Boards & Commissions

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All board and commission applicants are appointed by the City Council. Appointments are generally held annually, although other appointments may be scheduled when openings arise.

All appointees to City of Buda boards, commissions, and committees must be residents of Buda unless the ordinance requires representation from the extraterritorial jurisdiction (ETJ). All applicants will receive and must adhere to the attendance policy established by the City Council. Each board or commission is responsible for electing their own chairperson and other officers.

Our Boards and Commissions

Certified Retirement Community Board.

This board will help with the application process for the City of Buda to become a Certified Retirement Community, which includes a retiree desirability assessment. Board members are not required to be residents of the City of Buda. For more information or to submit your name for the Board, please contact Ann Miller at 512.295.2022 or

Construction Board of Appeals

This board is an advisory body to the City Council that exhibits certain autonomous decision-making. Its powers and duties include hearing appeals of orders, decisions or determinations made by city officials relative to the application and interpretation of Chapter 6 (Building Regulations) of the Code of Ordinances. This board holds its meetings on an as-needed basis.
Agenda/Minutes | Ordinance establishing Board/Commission

Economic Development Corporation Board

Established under Local Government Code Sections 501, 504, and 505 and is the governing body of the Buda Economic Development Corporation (a Type B corporation), which was established in 2001. The mission of the Buda Economic Development Corporation is to provide leadership in creating and pursuing balanced economic growth, by recruiting and retaining desirable, diverse businesses and developing infrastructure, while protecting the quality of life and natural resources in the region. Meetings are held monthly on the first Wednesday of each month and special meetings are called on as needed basis. Board members are required to sign confidentiality and non-disclosure agreements and serve two-year terms.

Historic Preservation Commission

Serves as an advisory board to the City Council in matters relating to heritage and historic preservation activities. Meets monthly every 1st Thursday at 7 p.m.
Agenda and Minutes | Video | Ordinance establishing Board/Commission

Library Commission

Advises in matters relating to policies for the operation of the library facilities and services for the City of Buda. Meets monthly every 2nd Thursday at 7 p.m.
Agendas/Minutes | Prior to 2014 - Agendas/Minutes | Ordinance establishing Board/Commission

Local Government Corporation

The Corporation was established via the 2004 Interlocal Agreement between Hays County and the City. The Corporation is responsible for the receiving, investing and disbursing of all funds of the Corporation, accounting for reporting on all financial activity, coordinating the independent audit, budget development, and administration and project financing for projects on the Cabela's Tax Reinvestment Zone. Meets annually and as needed throughout the year.

Main Street Advisory Board* 

The Main Street Advisory Board is responsible for assisting in policy, review of the annual program budget and determining the goals of the new Buda Main Street Program. Board members should live in the city limits or own/operate a business in the city limits. The ideal Board member should be able to provide for or have at least one of the following traits:
  • A demonstrated interest in downtown revitalization
  • Experience in and/or knowledge of administration, finance, program development, advertising, public relations, downtown business activity, communications, design or economic restructuring
  • Representation of a public or private organization in the community or a segment of the community
  • 4-10 hours of time per month available to be given to the Main Street Program
This is an exciting, hands-on board that is perfect for someone with a passion for historic preservation, downtown revitalization and small businesses! To learn more about the Texas Main Street Program, please visit
Agenda/Minutes |  Video | Ordinance establishing Board/Commission (*Pending final approval by City Council)

Parks and Recreation Commission

Serves in matters relating to policies, rules, and regulations of the public parks and recreation programs. Meets on the 3rd Wednesday of the month at 6:30 p.m.
Agenda/Minutes Video | Ordinance establishing Board/Commission

Planning and Zoning

Serves as an advisory board to the City Council in matters related to ensuring planned and purposeful development and to enforce State and local statutes and ordinances. Also serves as the Sign Review Board for sign related variances and appeals. Meets on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday every month at 7 p.m.
Agenda/Minutes | Video | Ordinance establishing Board/Commission

Zoning Board and Adjustment

Has the authority to hear and decide appeals where the applicant alleges that there is an error in any order, requirement, decision, or determination made by City Staff or the City Council in the enforcement of the City’s zoning regulations and ordinances. Meets only as needed on the 3rd Thursday of the month at 7 p.m.
Agenda/Minutes | Video | Ordinance establishing Board/Commission