Boards & Commissions

Board & Commission Appointments

The 2021 Application Period will open in January 2021.

A citizen’s point of view provides valuable insight into the operations of the City’s and Council's decision-making process. The job of Board and Commission members is crucial to the success of Buda's representative government. The City of Buda is seeking applications from qualified individuals to serve on the various Boards and Commissions. The list of Boards and Commissions and their related duties and qualifications is available below in the section Our Boards and Commission.  You may submit your application by completing the
 online form.  The deadline to submit a completed application is March 20, 2021.  We accept applications year round.  We will keep you updated on the status of your application and appointment date.  For additional information, contact the City Clerk at 512-523-1014 or

Making Buda Better Takes Volunteers to Serve!

 All board and commission applicants are appointed by the City Council. The appointment process is managed through the Office of the City Clerk. We solicit applications from January through March, but may extend the deadline.  Considerations for appointments are held annually in April, although mid-term 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) or other membership composition requirement. Please check the Subdivision & Neighborhood Listing to verify if you live in the city limits or ETJ. All applicants will receive a copy of and must adhere to the attendance policy established by the City Council. Each board or commission is responsible for electing their own chairperson and officers.

Disclosing Conflicts of Interest
Section 176.003 of the Local Government Code requires certain local government officers to file this form.  Click here to read more on this requirement.

Board Member Roster

The Member Roster is a list of the people belonging to a particular board/commission. Click here to see a roster for each board/commission.

                                                          OUR BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS

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

Dupre 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.

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 second Monday 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. Per Texas State Law, the Buda City Council is to approve all programs and expenditures of the Buda Economic Development Corporation and annually review any financial statements of the corporation; it is entitled access to all of the Corporation's books and records at all times; (Texas Government Code, Section 501.073) Meets on the 2nd Monday of the month at 6:00 p.m.

Understanding How Type B Economic Corporations Function

Historic Preservation Commission
Serves as an advisory board to the City Council in matters relating to heritage and historic preservation activities. Meets monthly every 3rd Thursday of the month at 6:30 p.m.
Agenda/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 on the 2nd Thursday of the month at 7:00 p.m.
Agenda/Minutes | Prior to 2014 - Agendas/Minutes | Ordinance establishing Board/Commission

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 Meets on the 2nd Wednesday of the month at 6:00 p.m.

Agenda/Minutes | Video | Ordinance establishing Board/Commission

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 6:30 p.m.

Agenda/Minutes | Video | Ordinance establishing Board/Commission

Sustainability Commission

Serves as an advisory board to the City Council in matters related to acting in the interest of sustainable practices, recognizing all three aspects of sustainability, including environmental stewardship, social responsibility and economic development; as well and makes advisory policy recommendations to the Council on issues relating to the environment, efforts or programs to address environmental issues such as air quality, water quality, and resource conservation relating to the protection and integrity of the natural environment .
Meets the 1st Thursday of the month at 7:00 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 7:00 p.m.
Agenda/Minutes | Video | Ordinance establishing Board/Commission