Committees, Boards & Commissions

Guidelines for Volunteer Committees, Boards & Commissions

It is the desire and intent of City Council to encourage and support citizen participation in an advisory capacity governing the affairs of the City. Service through membership on a committee, board or commission is a valued, important opportunity for participation in an advisory capacity.

Online Application to Volunteer 

Submit an Online Application to volunteer for any City of Friendswood committee, board or commission.

Meetings & Events Videos   

Visit the City of Friendswood YouTube channel to view videos of meetings and events.

Policies & Procedures     

It is the desire and intent of City Council to encourage and support citizen participation in an advisory capacity governing the affairs of the City; to these ends, the policies and procedures sets out an orderly process for citizens interested in serving as members of a city committee, board or commission and for the City Council to oversee appointments.

Volunteer Guidebook (PDF)   

Read the Friendswood Volunteer Guidebook which should serve as a guide for participation of volunteers, describes the treatment volunteers should expect and explains what is expected of them.

Required Training

After appointments are declared, official board members must complete the following: 


4th of July Steering Committee

The purpose of the Fourth of July Steering Committee is to organize, plan, coordinate, and oversee the annual City of Friendswood 4th of July activities and any other related functions requested by the Council.

Committee
Title
Term Expiration Date
Barbara Blanchard 
Chair
10/31/2023
Thomas McDonald 
Chair
10/31/2022
Stacy Scarpa 
Vice Chair
10/31/2022
Michelle Bjacek 
Member
10/31/2022
Vacant
Member10/31/2023
Stephanie Karacostas 
Member
10/31/2022
Terry McKee 
Member
10/31/2023
Kathy Molinaro 
Member
10/31/2023
Rufino Ramirez 
Member
10/312022
Anthony Scarpa 
Member
10/31/2022
Christine Scarpa 
Member
10/31/2022
Larry Sims  
Member
10/31/2022
Nancy Sims 
Member
10/31/2022
Vacant
Member
10/31/2023
Vacant
Member
10/31/2023
Vacant
Member
10/31/2023
Vacant
Member
10/31/2023
Vacant
Member
10/31/2023
Vacant
Member
10/31/2023
Vacant
Member
10/31/2023


Charter Review Commission

The Charter Review Commission is appointed by the Council approximately every five years and inquires into the operation of the city government under the Charter provisions, determines whether any such provisions require revision and perform such other duties as set forth in Section 11.09 of the Friendswood City charter.

CommissionTitleTerm Expiration Date
VacantChair
VacantVice Chair
VacantMember
VacantMember
VacantMember
VacantMember
VacantMember


Community & Economic Development Committee

Gather more information about the Community and Economic Development Committee of Friendswood.

CommitteeTitleTerm Expiration Date
Kyle WinneMember06/30/2025
Andrea TrabaninoMember06/30/2024
Blaise GuzzettaMember06/30/2024
Derrick BrownMember06/30/2024
Judy WigginsMember06/30/2024
Pauline MooreMember06/30/2025
Susan AsimakisMember06/30/2025


Construction Board of Adjustments & Appeals

The Construction Board of Adjustment and Appeals shall have the power to hear appeals of decisions and interpretations of the building official and consider variances of the technical codes.

BoardTitleTerm Expiration Date
Rajni Amin
Member06/30/2024
Cindy Deaton Member06/30/2024
Les French 
Member06/30/2024
Monique Hammett Member06/30/2024
Thomas Hinckley Member06/30/2024
Billy Mendoza Member06/30/2024
Cody Owen Member06/30/2024
Faye RayMember06/30/2024
Randy Weisinger Member06/30/2024


Downtown Economic Development Corporation

The Friendswood Downtown Economic Development Corporation is a Type B corporation that may undertake projects as described in Subchapter C of Chapter 501 of the Local Government Code and Chapter 505 of the Local Government Code. Learn more about the Friendswood Downtown Economic Development Corporation and the projects it oversees.

CommitteeTitleTerm Expiration Date
Ron Cox 
Member06/30/2024
Arden Hill Member06/30/2023
Rebecca Hillenburg Member06/30/2024
Elmer Johnson Member06/30/2023
Paul Marx Member06/30/2023
Patrick McGinnis Member06/30/2024
Alton Todd Member06/30/2024


Friendswood Public Library Advisory Board

The purpose of the Library Advisory Board of the Friendswood Library is to establish general library policy, represent the public and its interest in the operation of the library, secure from the people of Friendswood support for the library, and to interpret the needs of the people of Friendswood to the City Council.

BoardTitleTerm Expiration Date
Diane Freeman 
Chair06/30/2022
JoBeth Brizendine Vice Chair06/30/2022
Neeta Jambhekar Member06/30/2022
Kathy Molinaro Member06/30/2022
Benette Rowley Member06/30/2022
Madeline Short Member06/30/2022
Elizabeth Stacy  Member06/30/2024
Brett Stephen Member06/30/2024
Sharon Tait Member06/30/2024


Investment Committee

It is the duty of the Investment Committee to review the investment practices of staff and ensure these are in accordance with the Investment Policy.

CommitteeTitleTerm Expiration Date
Allan Rasmussen
Vice Chair10/31/2022 
Cynthia BowmanMember10/31/2024
Robert BozkaMember10/31/2022 


Keep Friendswood Beautiful

The mission of Keep Friendswood Beautiful is to enhance the aesthetic appearance of the City and to encourage residents to take an active role in maintaining its image.

CommitteeTitleTerm Expiration Date
VacantChair10/31/2024
Michael Fernandez Vice Chair10/31/2023
Patricia Steinke Vice Chair10/31/2022
Tim Anderson Member10/31/2022
Mary Wise  Member10/31/2024
Kelly Browning Member10/31/2024
Kaye Corey Member10/31/2024
Brandee Fernandez Member10/31/2024
Dianna Hall Member10/31/2024
Vijay Mahal Member10/31/2022
Grace Blasingame
Member10/31/2024
Todd Mendenhall
Member10/31/2023
Betty Moreno Member10/31/2024
Shawn Potter Member10/31/2022
Jeff Smith Member10/31/2022
Paula MatrangaMember
10/31/2024
VacantMember10/31/2024
VacantMember10/31/2024
VacantMember10/31/2024
VacantMember 10/31/2024


Planning & Zoning Commission

Access information about the Planning and Zoning Commission to learn more about the ways in which they serve the Friendswood community.

CommissionTitleTerm Expiration Date
Joe Matranga
Chair06/30/2025
Richard SassonVice Chair06/30/2024
Thomas HinckleyMember06/30/2023
Catherine Koerner Member06/30/2024
Travis Mann Member06/30/2023
Marcus Rives Member06/30/2025
Brian Bounds Member06/30/2025


Senior Citizen Advisory Committee

The Senior Citizen Advisory Committee acts in an advisory capacity to the City Council in all matters pertaining to Friendswood’s Senior Citizen Program.

CommitteeTitleTerm Expiration Date
Michael Culp 
Member10/31/2023
Vickie Hefner Member10/31/2024
VacantMember10/31/2024
Dorothy Montz Member10/31/2023
Charlene Mizener Member10/31/2022
David O'Brien Member10/31/2023
Doris Ann Ochoa Member10/31/2022
Rosie Olivo Member10/31/2023
Ethel Zansler Member10/31/2022


Zoning Board of Adjustments & Appeals

The Zoning Board of Adjustments and Appeals hears and rules on requests for appeals, special exceptions, and variances to the Zoning Ordinance and authorizes variances from the Zoning Ordinance when not contrary to the public interest.

BoardTitleTerm Expiration Date
Philip Ratisseau
Chair06/30/2023
Glen Grayban 
Vice Chair06/30/2024
Jason Byers2 Year Term Member06/30/2024
Glenn Mintz2 Year Term Member06/30/2023
Michael Fernandez2 Year Term Member06/30/2024
VacantAlternate Member06/30/2022
Megan McKayAlternate Member06/30/2024
VacantAlternate Member06/30/2023
Les FrenchAlternate Member06/30/2023