Appointment Process


The board and commission appointment process normally begins in October with the notification of current board members whose terms are expiring and advertising for new applicants. The City Council conducts interviews in October or November, with appointments being made in December. The appointed board members will begin their term at the first scheduled meeting following their appointment. Board member terms are generally staggered for 2 years, unless members are filling an unexpired term, or at the desire of council.


Applications are accepted year-round, but applicants are encouraged to submit applications for the current appointment process prior to October 1. Applications are kept on file in the City Secretary's Office for one year and may be submitted throughout the year to fill vacancies that may occur. Submit applications to:

City Secretary

206 N. Murphy Road

Murphy, TX 75094

Notice About Public Information

Certain information submitted on the Board and Commission Application is subject to the Texas Public Information Act and may be disclosed to anyone requesting this information. The act allows a board member of a governmental body to choose whether to allow public access to the information in the custody of the city that relates to the home address, home phone number, social security number, or that reveals whether the board member has family members. This designation can be made on the application.

For More Information

Board applicants will be notified of the interview schedule as determined by City Council. Questions may be directed to the City Secretary's Office at
972-468-4011. All board members must retrieve and sign for the Proof of Compliance