Joining a Committee

Committee Application Process

Texas Township welcomes residents willing to make a commitment to their community by serving on a commission, committee or board. We accept committee member applications throughout the year irregardless of a current vacancy. As vacancies arise, we review each application on file to select the best candidate for that position. Be sure to file your form today!

Board/Committee Appointment Overview

Board/Committee Application Form

Once you have completed your application, please mail it to the attention of the Township Superintendent. 

Texas Township
 Attn: Superintendent Julie VanderWiere
 7110 West Q Avenue
 Kalamazoo, MI 49007

Current Vacancies

The following Committees & Boards have a vacancy: 

  • Downtown Development Authority (1 Vacancy)
  • Board of Review (1 Vacancy)

Statutory Authorities, Boards & Commissions

Statutory boards and commissions are public bodies either required or authorized by law. They have specific duties outlined in state statute and/or the Township’s ordinance creating the particular committee. Texas Township’s Statutory Committees include: 

  • Planning Commission
  • Zoning Board of Appeals
  • Board of Review
  • Downtown Development Authority (DDA)
  • Election Commission (Comprised of Township Board Members)

Advisory Boards & Committees

Advisory committees are not mandated or authorized by specific statutes. A township board may choose to establish advisory committees to collect information, make recommendations and participate in township programs. Advisory committees are just that—advisory—and they have no authority of their own. They can do only what the board has authorized them to do.

Texas Township’s Advisory Committees include:

  • Farmers’ Market Committee
  • Parks & Trails Committee
  • Public Safety Committee
  • Road Committee
  • Design Review Committee