The Mayor, with the consent of the City Council, appoints board, commission, and committee members, with the only exceptions being the two Joint Powers boards in which the City is a participant. The Mayor and Council make City appointments to positions on these two boards jointly.
As a rule, appointments are made twice a year, unless there is a vacancy resulting from board member resignation. The following is a list of agencies, boards, committees and commissions for which the City Council has appointment authority:
Board of Adjustment
Quasi–judicial, statutorily established board with authority to grant variances from the City’s Zoning Ordinance. This board meets as needed on the third Tuesday of the month at 7:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers. All members serve a three-year term.
Board of Examiners
Determines acceptable methods and materials in construction in the appeal process, review Contractor & Individual Trade License application packages (which include required documents, complaints received) and either approve or deny New and Renewal licensing as indicated by the guidelines in the City of Gillette Chapter 5 Building Ordinances. The board meets the second Tuesday of the month at noon in the Council Chambers, located on the 1st Floor of City Hall. All members serve a three-year term.
Campbell County Economic Development Corporation Board
Non-profit corporation, which is partially funded by the City, that was established to encourage growth in local income and employment through aiding existing businesses in their development and expansion and the solicitation of new businesses to locate in the area. The board of directors meets on the third Thursday of the month at 7:00 a.m. in the CCEDC Board Room at 201 W. Lakeway Road, Suite 1004.
Campbell County Joint Powers Fire Board
Oversees the operation of the City/County Fire Department. This board is comprised of three City appointees, four County appointees and one appointee from the Town of Wright, all of whom serve three-year terms. This board meets on the third Wednesday of the month at 6:00 p.m. at the Fire Department's Community Room, Station One.
Campbell County Public Land Board
The members of the Land Board are responsible for overseeing the orderly development and improvement, maintenance and operation of the CAM-PLEX property and facilities. This board is comprised of two City appointees and five County appointees, all of whom serve three-year terms. The board meets the second Thursday of the month at 7:00 p.m. in the Board Room at the CAM-PLEX.
Gillette/Torrington Joint Powers Board
Created under a Wyoming statute that allows Wyoming municipalities who owned electrical systems before March 1, 1975, to finance expansions to their electrical systems by bonds issued by the Joint Powers Board. The Joint Powers Board has 9 members, 3 of whom are appointed by Gillette, 3 by Torrington, and 3 by Basin. This board meets on an "as-needed" basis.
Investment Advisory Committee
Advises the Finance Director and City Administrator on investment matters. Responsibilities will include periodic reviews of the investment policy, making recommendations for the development of an asset portfolio of the investments for the City of Gillette in compliance with Wyoming Statues that limits risk and provides adequate liquidity in an effort to maximize the rate of return. This committee meets quarterly the third Thursday of each new quarter (January, April, July, and October).
Joint Powers Lodging Tax Board
A Joint Powers Agreement to establish the Lodging Tax Joint Powers Board was prepared and approved by Campbell County, Gillette and Wright and then formally approved by the Wyoming Attorney General on December 5 of 2008. The board has 7 members, a majority of whom are from the travel and tourism industry. The board meets the first Wednesday of each month at 2:00 p.m. at the George Amos Memorial Building.
Mayor's Art Council
Advises the City Council on ways to create a more visually pleasing environment within the community and expand opportunities for residents and visitors to experience quality works of art in public places. Meets in City Hall 3rd floor conference room. Meeting dates change each month. Call (307) 686-5203 for more information.
Parks and Beautification Board
Advises the Mayor and Council on all park development matters, reviews landscape plans associated with the development process, and promotes beautification of the City. Meets the second and fourth Thursday of the month at 5:30 p.m. at City West. All members serve a three-year term.
Personnel Review Board
Reviews employee grievances and complaints and makes recommendations to City Administrator. Two employees serve on the board along with three citizens. Citizens serve a three-year term and employees are elected for a two-year term. This board meets on an “as needed” basis.
Advises the Mayor and City Council on planning, zoning and development matters. The commission meets the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month at 7:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers. Preceded by a pre-meeting at 5:30 p.m. in the Engineering Conference Room.
Public Works & Utilities Advisory Committee
Advises the Public Works Director, Utilities Director, Director of Engineering & Building and the City Council on utilities, engineering, and public works matters. Responsibilities include periodic review and recommendations of standard construction specifications and engineering design standards; building codes; water, sanitary sewer, and electrical utility policies. The committee meets the third Wednesday of each month at 5:30 p.m. (except June, July, and August) in the 2nd Floor Engineering Conference Room at City Hall.
Retiree Health Benefit Plan Committee
Interprets and administers the Trust for retiree. Meets on an as-needed basis with a minimum of once per year.
Urban Systems Advisory Committee
Established under the Wyoming Department of Transportation Operating Policy 2-4 with the purpose to evaluate the transportation needs of the urban area, compile and prioritize a list of potential improvement projects constrained by available federal and local matching funds, and submit said list to the appropriate governing bodies for their approval. The Committee is mandated to meet annually during the month of November and at other times as necessary on the call of it's Chairman.