The City of Overland Park is now taking applications for a new Infrastructure Advisory Group.
The group is tasked with considering street, stormwater and traffic infrastructure in Overland Park, and will make recommendations to the City Council to strengthen and expand practices and policies that address the community’s infrastructure needs.
The group will evaluate installation and maintenance of street trees, landscaping and other green infrastructure elements that provide stormwater runoff control and other environmental benefits.
The advisory group will develop funding strategies with its recommendations, and ensure the community has the opportunity to be involved with any changes.
The advisory group will include residents from across the City; City Council members; and representatives from the Environmental Advisory Council, local business community, a peer city, and a member of the engineering industry.
“I encourage all residents who are interested to apply. We are hoping for a wide spectrum of interested residents to select from and want a diverse membership on the advisory group,” said City Council Member Fred Spears, who will serve as the chair of the group.
Overland Park residents are welcome to submit an application to participate.
Applicants should be engaged members of the community who are open minded and willing to put in the time and effort required to attend meetings and provide meaningful feedback.
Applications are available on the Infrastructure Advisory Group webpage and will be accepted through Sept. 13.
Candidates will be presented to the Public Works Committee at its Oct. 27 meeting, and are expected to go before the full City Council on Nov. 1.
The group will meet on the third Thursday of each month at the Centralized Fleet Maintenance Center near 124th and Antioch. Meetings will be approximately two hours each and will require reading and research before and after.
The Infrastructure Advisory Group is expected to make its recommendation to the City Council in mid to late 2022.