You can have an impact on our city’s future by serving on a board, commission, or committee

By Colin Killian, Public Communications Manager

As a civic-minded College Station resident, you probably vote on Election Day and write an occasional letter to the editor. You may even attend a few city council meetings.

But have you ever wondered how you could be more directly involved in local government decisions? Of course, you could always run for a place on the city council, but you don’t have to be a council member to make a genuine and meaningful difference.

How about volunteering to serve on one of the city’s 14 boards, committees, or commissions? These essential citizen groups have a vast influence in determining our community’s quality of life, and we have abundant opportunities for you to make a difference. If you live in College Station and are a registered voter, you meet the basic qualifications to serve.

Our newest group is the 2022 Bond Citizen Advisory Committee, which will help identify and prioritize transportation, parks, and facilities projects for voters to consider in the November 2022 election. 

Complete descriptions of city boards, commissions, and committees — along with an online application — are available at For more information or to get a paper application, contact the City Secretary’s Office at or 979-764-3541.

The application deadline is 5 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 3. The city council makes appointments in January. With your help, we can continue to make College Station one of the nation’s best places to live, work and play.

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About the Blogger

Colin Killian has been with the City of College Station since 2010 after serving 23 years as the associate media relations director for the Texas A&M Athletics Department. Killian has also worked as a reporter and editor for the Corpus Christi Caller-Times and Lewisville News. A native of Hobbs, N.M., he graduated from Texas Tech with a bachelor’s degree in journalism/political science.

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