Age-Friendly Maricopa Advisory Committee
The purpose of the Age-Friendly Committee is to help “connect people 60 years plus with people of all ages in order to decrease social isolation and to increase access to services, social opportunities and recreation.” Meetings are usually held at City Hall the Monday of the month at 4 p.m.
(Members: Lynn Bernier, Andy Lockridge, Joan Koczor, Carol Machovec, Viola Najar, Thomas Rein, Scott Summers)
Board of Adjustment
The seven-member Board of Adjustment is designed to “review and approve or deny variances from zoning ordinance requirements and administrative decisions which create hardships in the development of property due to exceptional or extraordinary conditions.” With such a specific purpose, the BOA meets on an as-needed basis, typically on a Tuesday or Thursday evening at City Hall.
(Members: Greg Campbell, Richard Vitiello, Dean Tevault, Gary Miller, Thaddeus Holland, Christopher Shoemaker, Rachel Leffall)
Cultural Affairs Advisory Committee
The seven Cultural Affairs Advisory Committee members are tasked with helping “promote an environment that fosters diversity and inclusion within Maricopa.” Regular meetings are typically held the last Thursday of every month, and special meetings are held to address important, time-sensitive matters. Their meetings usually take place at City Hall, with special meetings sometimes happening at Copper Sky Recreation Center.
(Members: Cynthia Portrey, Joanna Vanderpool, Ammar Abed, Constance Jackson, Joann Vitiello, Chrystal O’Jon, Grace Robinson)
Heritage District Citizen Advisory Committee
The seven-member Heritage District Advisory Committee is responsible for bolstering the success of the Heritage District Area Plan. The group assists and advises the city council on issues relating to the city’s historical neighborhoods. They meet on the second Thursday of the month.
(Members: Don Pearce, Lucia Rodriguez, John Stapleton, Brian Foose, Melodee Breazeale, Renate Chamberlin)
Parks, Recreation and Libraries Committee
The seven members of the Parks, Recreation and Libraries Committee assist the Community Services Department in developing quality programs to meet the community’s recreational needs. They help with general park design to the planning of special events. The committee meets on the last Wednesday of every month, typically at City Hall.
(Members: Kristena Dugan, Rebecca Check, Albert Brandenburg, Shelley McClaren, Lucinda Boyd, Diane Morrow)
Planning and Zoning Commission
The seven-member Planning and Zoning Commission “reviews and makes recommendations on various projects and applications made to the city for legislative action by the city council.” This commission plays an integral role in the community’s development. The P&Z Commission usually meets at City Hall the second Monday of the month.
(Members: Ted Yocum, Linda Huggins, Bob Marsh, Bryon Joyce, James Irving, Leon Potter, Michael Sharpe)
Veterans Affairs Committee
The Veterans Affairs Committee is made up of seven members, both veteran and non-veteran, who help provide area veterans and their families access to resources and benefits information. They help with the “preparation of forms and supporting documentation,” and organize “support events and activities that honor veterans and active military personnel.” Meetings most often occur on the last Tuesday or Thursday of the month.
(Members: Bree Lyons, Jennifer Scribner, Derek Jeske, Tracy Davis, Marc Montgomery, DeMone DeMar)
The Youth Council is comprised of local teenagers who advise city council and various city departments on activities and resources available to teens.
(Members: Teenage students appointed by city council every year)
Other Boards Commissions & Committees
Budget, Finance and Opportunities Council Subcommittee
Industrial Development Authority Board
Marketing and Communications Council Subcommittee
Personnel and Benefits Council Subcommittee
Public Safety Personnel Retirement System Board