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.  To these ends, the City's policies and procedures set out the process by which citizens interested in serving are appointed to the City's various committees, boards and/or commissions.  

Individuals interested in volunteering can submit an online Application to volunteer to the City Secretary Office for further processing.  For more information on the City's various committees, boards and/or commissions, please see the summaries and membership of each listed below, as well as access to the City's Volunteer Guidebook which serves as a guide for volunteer participation.

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
10/01/2023
Stacy Scarpa 
Vice Chair
10/01/2025
Thomas McDonald 
Member
10/01/2025
Michelle Bjacek 
Member
10/01/2025
Nancy Sims 
Member
10/01/2025
Stephanie Karacostas 
Member
10/01/2025
Terry McKee 
Member
10/01/2023
Larry Sims
Member
10/01/2025
Rufino Ramirez 
Member
10/01/2025
Anthony Scarpa 
Member
10/01/2025
Christine Scarpa 
Member
10/01/2025


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
Vacant
Chair
VacantVice Chair
Vacant
Member
VacantMember
Vacant
Member
VacantMember
Vacant
Member


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 DeatonMember06/30/2024
Les French 
Member06/30/2024
Monique HammettMember06/30/2024
Thomas HinckleyMember06/30/2024
Billy MendozaMember06/30/2024
Cody OwenMember06/30/2024
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 HillenburgMember06/30/2024
Elmer JohnsonMember06/30/2023
Paul MarxMember06/30/2023
Patrick McGinnisMember06/30/2024
Alton ToddMember06/30/2024


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 
Chair06/30/2025
JoBeth Brizendine Vice Chair06/30/2025
Neeta Jambhekar Member06/30/2025
Kathy Molinaro Member06/30/2025
Benette Rowley Member06/30/2025
Madeline Short Member06/30/2025
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.

Committee    Title  Term Expiration Date
Allan Rasmussen
    Vice Chair  10/31/2025 
Cynthia Bowman    Member  10/31/2024
Robert Bozka    Member  10/31/2025 


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
Patricia SteinkeChair10/31/2025
Michael Fernandez Vice Chair10/31/2023
Shawn Potter
Vice Chair10/31/2025
Jeff Smith 
Member10/31/2025
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 Member10/31/2025
Betty Moreno 
Member10/31/2024
Todd Mendenhall
Member10/31/2023
Grace Blasingame Member10/31/2025
Paula MatrangaMember10/31/2025
Pat Forke
Member10/31/2025


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 KoernerMember06/30/2024
Travis MannMember06/30/2023
Marcus RivesMember06/30/2025
Brian BoundsMember06/30/2025


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
Micheal Culp 
Member10/31/2023
Vickie Hefner Member10/31/2024
Tammy Hill Member10/11/2024
Dorothy Montz Member10/31/2023
Charlene Mizener Member10/31/2025
David O'Brien Member10/31/2024
Doris Ann Ochoa Member10/31/2025
Rosie OlivoMember10/31/2023
Ethel Zansler Member10/31/2025


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
Ronald DyerMember06/30/2024
Glenn MintzMember06/30/2023
Jason ByersMember06/30/2024
Michael FernandezMember06/30/2024
Megan McKayMember06/30/2024
Clay SmithMember06/30/2024