Boards & Commissions

San Marcos City government offers a number of ways for its citizens to become actively involved in government business. In addition to the opportunity citizens have to express their thoughts at City Council meetings and public hearings, San Marcos citizens also may apply to serve on one of many boards and commissions.

Membership on these panels is open to all San Marcos citizens. Unless otherwise noted, the only requirement for service is that the applicant be a city resident. Members of these citizen panels serve without monetary compensation. The City Council appoints the members.


Citizen Utility Advisory Board - seeking the following:

  • 1 member with experience as a licensed professional engineer or experience in the operation and management of public utility systems; term expires February 28, 2020
  • 1 member with education and/or experience in finance or accounting; term expires February 28, 2020

Historic Preservation Commission - Seeking the following:

  • 1 Property or Business Owner in the Downtown Historic District. Term expires February 28, 2022

Veteran Affairs Advisory Board - seeking two residents from San Marcos or the ETJ

  • Terms expire February 28, 2021

If you are interested in applying please complete the Application below and submit to Tammy Cook at 

Documents & Forms

The Disclosure Form is due October 1 to 31 for all current board members.

City Boards & Commissions

To find out more information or to review an agenda, browse the Boards and Commissions:

Council Committees

Conditional Use Permit (CUP) Committee
Cresta Verde Committee
Criminal Justice Reform Committee
Finance & Audit Committee
Joint Partnership Committee
LaCima Committee
Legislative Committee

Lindsey Hill Committee
Multimodal Transit Committee
Rental Registration Committee
Student Housing Committee
Sustainability Committee
Workforce Housing Committee

Texas Open Government Laws Training

Members of all Council appointed boards/commissions are required by state law to receive training in Texas open government laws.

The Office of the Attorney General offers training courses and course completion certificates in the Open Meetings Act and Public Information Act and can be accessed at the Attorney General's website.

These certificates must be completed within 90 days of taking office.