BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS

All applications, with the exception of the Marana Citizens' Forum, which meet the minimum requirements are forwarded to Mayor and Council for final approval and appointment. Council may interview prospective candidates in open or executive sessions. Every person who receives an appointment will be notified in writing or by phone as soon as possible. Whether selected or not, all applicants for any position will receive a letter from the Town Clerk's Office.

PLANNING COMMISSION

The Marana Planning Commission is a 7-member advisory body appointed by the Marana Town Council which makes recommendations to the Council on matters relating to zoning and land development, including the Marana General Plan (Marana's future vision for development) and applications for approval of rezoning cases, subdivision plats, development plans, and conditional uses.

Scheduled meetings: 6:30 p.m. on the last Wednesday of each month in the Council Chambers.

Rules & Procedures

BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT 

The Marana Board of Adjustment is a 7-member quasi-judicial body of citizens whose main functions are (1) to hear and decide citizen appeals from the Zoning Administrator's interpretations of the Marana zoning regulations; and (2) to consider citizen requests for variances from Marana zoning regulations.

Scheduled meetings: 2:00 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month in the Council Chambers.

Marana Citizens' Forum

Established by Council action in 2011, the Marana Citizens' Forum is a new model for engaging residents and community partners in the Town. The Forum is comprised of up to 32 Delegates from throughout the community, including Regional Partner Representatives from the Marana Health Center, the Marana Chamber of Commerce, Northwest Fire District, and Marana Unified School District, as well as At-Large Citizen Delegates and Town Council Appointed Delegates, all of whom bring their unique viewpoints and expertise to the discussion to help develop recommendations for broad, town-wide issues.

PUBLIC SAFETY PERSONNEL RETIREMENT SYSTEM 

Responsibilities include attending Board meetings which occur according to need, but a minimum of two per year. Members make decisions on employee participation in the retirement system as well as approve retirements – normal as well as disability retirements.

Meetings generally are held in the afternoon.

PERSONNEL ACTION REVIEW BOARD 

This 5-member board was created to hear employee appeals of disciplinary action to terminate, reduce in pay, demote or suspend an employee without pay for more than 40 hours in a rolling 12-month period. Interested applicants should have some background in employee relations. Terms are 4 years. 

MARANA MUNICIPAL PROPERTY CORPORATION 

The Marana Municipal Property Corporation was created to provide a vehicle through which the Town could finance the cost of acquiring, constructing, reconstructing or improving buildings, equipment and other real and personal properties suitable for use by and for leasing to the Town of Marana. The board consists of 2 Council Members and 3 citizen members who reside within the town limits. The board meets on as as-needed basis. Terms are for 4 years.

Utilities board

The Utilities Board is a seven-member joint Town-Citizen board that serves in an oversight capacity to the Town Council. The Utilities Board reviews the current operation budget for the Town's Water Department, the costs of power to operate the Water Department's assets including water and wastewater, and other functions under the authority of the Water Department, which may include street lighting and park lighting. 


APPLICANTS MUST BE ABLE TO COMMIT TO PREPARE FOR AND ATTEND SCHEDULED MEETINGS

This application must be accompanied by a resume and any supporting document you believe might be relevant to the Council making a determination as to the appropriateness of the candidate. The Town will use this information when considering appointments. Please note that the Town's policy is not to share personal contact information when requested by private of public entities. However, this application is a public document and may be subject to public disclosure if requested under the Arizona Public Records Law.

For questions, contact the Town Clerk's Office
(520) 382-1960
clerk@maranaAZ.gov