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Board or Commission Application

  1. DeSoto residents interested in volunteering for one of the Boards or Commissions must submit an online application. Separate applications must be submitted for each position of interest. Once submitted, applications will be forwarded directly to the City Secretary. Applications will remain on file for two (2) years after submission.

    For additional information, please feel free to contact the Office of the City Secretary:

    Andreanna Jarrett

    Administrative Assistant to the City Secretary


    Thank you for your interest in serving our community.

  2. I am a registered voter in DeSoto.
    (Voter registration card lists a DeSoto address.)*
  3. Disclaimer:*
    By checking this box, I certify that I have read and understood the Guide for DeSoto Public Officials Handbook.
    Download the handbook here
  4. I understand and acknowledge*

    that my application is subject to the Texas Open Meetings Public Information Act and information included within this application may be shared upon request:

  5. I acknowledge that*

    that if I am appointed to a board, commission or committee I must complete the following as required by the State:

    • Statement of Officer and Oath of Office (Please check with your specific board/commission staff liaison)
    • Open Meetings Act Training
    • Ethics Training (Annually)

    (There is no fee to the board/commission member for the aforementioned trainings)

  6. By clicking on the checkbox, I hereby certify that every statement I have made in this application is true and complete to the best of my knowledge. Additionally, I understand that: (1)Providing a false or incomplete answer may be grounds for not nominating me or for dismissing me after appointment; (2) I may be asked to verify any and all information given on this application; (3) A background check will be conducted to ensure I am not indebted to the City in any way; (4) This completed application is the property of City of DeSoto, Office of the City Secretary and will not be returned; and (5) I must notify the Office of the City Secretary of any change in my name, address, phone number, or email address.
    Confidentiality Disclaimer You may choose whether to provide personal information online. "Personally identifiable information" is information about a natural person that is readily identifiable to that specific individual. Personal information includes such things as an individual's name, address, and phone number. A domain name or Internet Protocol address is not considered personal information. 
    The City of DeSoto does not sell or rent personally identifiable information. If personally identifiable information is requested on the City’s website, or volunteered by the user (i.e., completing an online form), please be aware that when you provide such information to the City of DeSoto that information may be subject to disclosure under the Texas Public Information Act, other state law, and applicable federal law. 
    The Texas Public Information Act (PIA) provides a process for citizens to request copies or inspection of government records maintained by the City. The PIA requires the disclosure of all records unless the information or record is specifically exempt from disclosure. For example, the PIA does not require the disclosure of social security numbers, home address, and home telephone numbers, except when disclosure is required by law. Note that an applicant’s home address and telephone number are considered public information in response to an open records request.

  7. Electronic Authorization Form Signature*
    By checking this box, I certify that the information I have provided is true and correct to the best of my knowledge. It also serves as my electronic signature. Furthermore, I acknowledge that I am aware that I will be subject to a background check if I am appointed to serve.
  8. I would like to opt-in for future board/commission communications
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