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City Committees

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The City of Prairie Village has more than 13 volunteer advisory committees.  To find out more about any of these committees, contact the City Clerk's Office at 913-381-6464.

If you are interested in serving on a committee, please fill out the online application available here. Or, you may also download a Volunteer Application Form [PDF] and return it to City Hall or email it to

Dates and times for each meeting are available on the Prairie Village Calendar of Events or you can view a comprehensive schedule of meetings for all City committees. All meetings are open to the public.

Committee List

Council Committee of the Whole
Meets: 1st & 3rd Monday of the month at 6:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers
Responsibility: The Committee of the Whole during each City Council Meeting to consider City business.

Park & Recreation Committee
Meets: 2nd Wednesday of January, March, May, September, October and November at 6:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers
Responsibility: The Park & Recreation Committee recommends policies and guidelines to the City Council on issues related to the Prairie Village park system and the Prairie Village Swimming Pool Complex. This committee was instrumental in the pool complex renovations which occurred in 2000 and the adoption of the Parks Master Plan in 2009. The Park and Recreation Committee also prepares an annual park improvement and maintenance program.

Planning Commission
Meets: 1st Tuesday of the month at 7:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers
Responsibility: The Planning Commission reviews issues related to land use in the City, including requests for re-zoning, development proposals for new or expanded commercial construction, Conditional Use Permits, and Special Use permits. The Planning Commission also reviews the City's Comprehensive Land Use Plan.

Board of Zoning Appeals
Meets: 1st Tuesday of the month as needed at 6:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers
Responsibility: The Board of Zoning Appeals hears requests for variances to the City's zoning regulations and appeals of zoning interpretations made by City staff.

Civil Service Commission
Meets: As Needed
Responsibility:The Prairie Village Civil Service Commission assists in determining qualifications of applicants for the position of commissioned police officer, and for promotion of officers. The Civil Service Commission also serves as an appeals board for commissioned officers.

Prairie Village Arts Council
Meets: Wednesdays preceding arts reception of every other month at 5:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers
Responsibility: The Prairie Village Arts Council provides recommendations to the Governing Body regarding policies and guidelines on matters pertaining to: promotion and development of the arts in Prairie Village, acquisition of art for the city, landscaping of city facilities and development of cultural activities for the City. Several of the Arts Council's projects and initiatives include: coordinating art exhibits in the Municipal Offices' R.G. Endres Gallery and sponsoring concerts throughout the year.

Environment/Recycle Committee
Meets: 4th Wednesday of every other month at 5:30 pm in the Multi-Purpose Room in City Hall
Responsibility: The Environment/Recycle Committee's primary objective is to increase awareness among Prairie Village residents of the importance of preserving the environment and natural resources. The Environment/Recycle committee sponsors a variety of programs and initiatives.

Board of Code Appeals
Meets: As needed
Responsibility:The Board of Code Appeals hears and provides rulings on appeals of orders, decisions or determinations made by the Building Official relative to the application and the interpretation of the City's adopted building and construction codes. Board of Code Appeals members should have experience in architecture, engineering and/or construction.

VillageFest Committee
Meets: 4th Thursday of the Month between January & July at 5:30 p.m. in the Multi-Purpose Room in City Hall
Responsibility:The VillageFest Committee sponsors and coordinates the City's annual VillageFest 4th of July celebration.

JazzFest Committee
Meets: As needed between January & October at 5:30 p.m. in the Multi-Purpose Room in City Hall.
Responsibility:  The JazzFest Committee sponsors and coordinates the City's annual jazz festival.

Tree Board
Meets: 1st Wednesday of the Month at 6:00 p.m. at the Public Works Building
Responsibility: The Tree Board studies and provides recommendations regarding trees, shrubs and other plantings on City-owned property. The Tree Board also works to promote and preserve trees, shrubs, and plantings throughout the City.

Prairie Village Foundation
Meets: As needed
Mission: To provide assistance to persons in need, foster and promote acquisition and/or development of parks and recreation facilities make available cultural arts opportunities and engage in activities incidental to accomplishing such purposes within the City of Prairie Village.

Insurance Committee
Meets: As needed
Responsibility: The Insurance Committee monitors and discusses insurance issues relating to the City, and recommends insurance bid awards, when applicable.

Ad Hoc Committees
Meets: As needed
Responsibility:Ad Hoc Committees are established by the Mayor to discuss a particular subject and make recommendations to the Mayor and Council. These committees meet as long as necessary, but are not considered permanent committees.

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