Boards & Commissions

Overland Park has several boards and commissions that meet periodically to discuss various topics affecting the city. Meetings are open to the public unless otherwise noted.

Residents are encouraged to serve and/or volunteer on the committees, however, many committees require a special skill set and are noted where applicable. Appointments are made throughout the year; if interested, contact the mayor or your councilmember.

This list does not include the City Council Committees.

See meeting calendar.

Boards & Commissions

Meeting Schedule

Meeting Location

Agendas

Arts & Recreation Foundation of Overland Park

The Arts & Recreation Foundation develops and promotes the various parks and recreation facilities and programs that enhance the educational, scientific and cultural experiences of residents and visitors.

5:30 p.m.
Third Tuesday of every month

Scheels Overland Park Soccer Complex
13700 Switzer
Agendas

Board of Zoning Appeals

The Board of Zoning Appeals considers requests for relief from the requirements of the zoning ordinance and reviews staff interpretations of the zoning ordinance.

7:00 p.m.
Second Wednesday of every month
City Hall
Council Chamber
8500 Santa Fe Drive
Agendas

Community Development Block Grant Citizens Advisory Committee

The CDBG Citizens Advisory Committee develops recommendations for use of CDBG funds, a federal entitlement program benefiting low and moderate income households.

 

Myron E. Scafe Building
Training Room
8500 Antioch
Agendas

Citizens Advisory Council on Parks & Recreation

This Citizens Advisory Council advises and makes recommendations to the Governing Body and staff on residential parks and recreational needs and wants.

7:00 p.m.
Last Tuesday of every month

City Hall
Conference Room 1
8500 Santa Fe Drive
Agendas

Civil Service Commission

The Civil Service Commission reviews, approves and assists the police department in the promotions process for officers below the rank of Captain. Not open to the public.

Second Monday of the last month of a quarter

W. Jack Sanders Justice Center Training room
12400 Foster
Agendas

Code Board of Appeals

The Code Board of Appeals reviews all building and construction code appeals.

7:30 p.m.
Tuesday or Thursday
Wednesday is an alternative

City Hall
Conference Room 1
8500 Santa Fe Drive
Agendas

Convention & Visitors Bureau Committee

The Convention & Visitors Bureau Committee promotes and markets Overland Park as a destination for conventions, meetings and tourism.

7:30 a.m.
First Thursday of every month

Overland Park Convention & Visitors Bureau Offices
Corporate Woods
9001 W 110th St.
Suite 100
Agendas

Downtown Business Improvement
District Advisory Board

The Downtown BID Advisory Board is responsible for monitoring and overseeing the governance of the Downtown Business Improvement District.

Fall, Annually
Or as Needed

  Agendas

Downtown Overland Park Partnership, Inc.

The Downtown Overland Park Partnership, Inc. provides services to and within the Business Improvement District to foster, promote and develop the district's economic potential.

11:30 a.m.
Fourth Tuesday of every month

Downtown Overland Park
7315 W 79th St.
N/A

Environmental Advisory Council

The Environmental Advisory Council studies environmental issues while supporting and promoting new and existing programs and developing educational programs for the public.

6:00 p.m.
First Thursday of every month
Myron E. Scafe Building
Conference Room 2
8500 Antioch
Agendas

Fair Housing Committee

The Fair Housing Committee investigates fair housing complaints that are filed with the City Clerk and are responsible for conducting hearings on these complaints.

As Needed   Agendas

Friends of Overland Park Arts

The Friends of Overland Park Arts (FOA) is a non-profit group that provides financial and volunteer support to the arts in Overland Park.

5:30 p.m.
Second Tuesday of every month
Tomahawk Ridge Community Center
119th and Lowell Ave.
N/A

Friends of the Arboretum

The Friends of the Arboretum (FOTA) is a non-profit group that provides financial and volunteer support to the Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens.

4:00 p.m.
Second Monday of every month
Arboretum
Visitors Center
8909 W. 179th St.
Agendas

Friends of the Farmstead

The Friends of the Farmstead is a non-profit group that provides financial and volunteer support to the Deanna Rose Children's Farmstead.

5:00 p.m.
First Thursday of every month
Scheels Overland Park Soccer Complex
13700 Switzer
N/A

Independent Citizen Advisory Board for
Racial Profiling and Non-Biased Policing

The Independent Citizen Advisory Board for Racial Profiling and Non-Biased Policing advises and assists in policy development, education and community outreach and communications related to racial profiling and other non-biased policing efforts of the Overland Park Police Department.

 Quarterly   Agendas

Land Bank Board of Trustees

The Land Bank Board of Trustees is responsible for acquiring, maintaining and selling abandoned property in order to address problems and issues created by these distressed properties.

Annually or as needed   Agendas

Landmarks Commission

The Landmarks Commission is responsible for reviewing and making recommendations to the Governing Body on designating historical landmarks and sites in the city.

3:30 p.m.
Fourth Thursday of any month an application is received
City Hall
Council Chamber
8500 Santa Fe Drive
Agendas

Legacy of Greenery Committee

The Legacy of Greenery Committee promotes landscaping throughout the city by advocating and encouraging the proper planting and maintenance of trees, shrubs, flowers and turf.

2015 Landscape Awards

7:00 p.m.
First Thursday of every month
City Hall
Conference Room 1
8500 Santa Fe Drive
Agendas

Neighborhood Conservation Program
Executive Committee

The Neighborhood Conservation Program Executive Committee develops and monitors the progress of the neighborhood programs.

First Tuesday of odd months. Workshops as needed.   Agendas

Overland Park Development Corporation

The Overland Park Development Corporation was created to oversee the design, construction, operating and financing of the city's Convention Center.

6:45 p.m.
First Monday of every month
City Hall
Conference Room 1
8500 Santa Fe Drive
Agendas

Planning Commission

The Planning Commission holds public hearings and makes recommendations for final action to the Governing Body for rezoning, special use permits and preliminary development plans.

The Planning Commission has four standing committees that represent major areas of responsibility of the Planning Commission.

  1. Comprehensive Plan Committee - Agendas
  2. Executive Committee - Agendas
  3. Ordinance Review Committee - Agendas
  4. Site Plan Review Committee - Agendas
1:30 p.m.
Second Monday of every month
City Hall
Council Chamber
8500 Santa Fe Drive
Agendas

Sister City Committee

The Sister City Committee assists and advises the Governing Body on matters relating to Overland Park's implementation and direction of Sister City programs.

As needed City Hall
Conference Room 1
8500 Santa Fe Drive
N/A

Solid Waste Task Force

The Solid Waste Task Force was created to examine Overland Park's residential trash/recycling, yard waste and bulky item collections.

6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Third Thursday of every month
City Hall
Conference Room 1
8500 Santa Fe Drive
Agendas

Special Accommodations

If you need accommodations for the meeting, contact the City Clerk's Office at 913-895-6000 (Kansas Relay Service 1-800-766-3777). Please give 48 hours' notice.