From the City of Sugar Land:

Sugar Land is looking for volunteers interested in giving their time, energy and expertise to serve as members on the Building Standards Commission, the Zoning Board of Adjustment and the Sugar Land 4B Corporation (SL4B).

Applications must be submitted electronically by Sept. 11 at 5 p.m. through the Serve Sugar Land website at https://volunteer.sugarlandtx.gov/.

The groups provide valuable insight and advice on various issues and events.

The Building Standards Commission is comprised of members who have knowledge of the property maintenance codes and are qualified by experience and training to decide matters related to building construction and property maintenance. Activities of the commission are limited to those authorities granted by state statute.

The Zoning Board of Adjustment hears and decides appeals on administrative decisions on the interpretation and application of the city’s zoning ordinance and requests for special exceptions and variances from the city’s zoning ordinance.

The Sugar Land 4B Corporation is a special economic development corporation with the purpose of promoting, assisting and enhancing economic development activities and quality of life opportunities within Sugar Land. The corporation’s activities and projects are funded with a quarter-cent sales tax that is restricted for economic development purposes by state law, with the economic development activity generated by SL4B benefitting residents through commercial value and revenues that lower the residential property tax burden.

Boards and commissions are essential to the operation of city government.  Service can be a rewarding and hands-on experience.

For more information on the boards and commissions application, nomination, interview and appointment process, contact the Community Engagement Office at (281) 275-2401 or email volunteer@sugarlandtx.gov.