Boards & Commissions

Board and Commissions are standing bodies established by Town ordinance and appointed by the Clarkdale Town Council to provide ongoing citizen input on major policy areas.  Board/Commission members find themselves uniquely situated in the government organization.  They are an integral part of the Town Government structure, working with the Town Council, staff and the public.  In keeping with the Town's philosophy of citizen involvement, the Town Council appoints citizens to boards and commissions to assist in the formulation of Town policy.  They focus attention on specific issues, weigh community values in making recommendations to the Town Council, and thoroughly research and review alternatives to accompany formal recommendations to the Town Council.


Openings for various positions occur as a Board Member's or Commissioner's term expires.  An application can be picked up at Town Hall located at 39 N. Ninth Street, Clarkdale. For questions, please contact Town Clerk Mary Ellen Dunn at 928-639-2400, or via email.


The Parks and Recreation Commission is an advisory body to the Town Council in matters pertaining to and in the advancement of sound Parks and Recreation planning and programming.  This Commission currently meets on the second Wednesday of each month.

Design Review Board

The Design Review Board reviews the exterior design of proposed new buildings, proposed alterations to buildings, excluding single-family residences, and major development or redevelopment projects, to assure that they are compatible with the surrounding environment and to preserve and protect the integrity and character of the Town. This Board currently meets on the first Wednesday of each month.

Planning Commission

The Planning Commission is an advisory Commission that makes recommendations to the Town Council.The Commission reviews all long-range plans for the Town, including the General Plan, specific plans, and rezoning.It also bears the primary responsibility for the initial review of larger developments, including applications for preliminary plats. Furthermore, the Commission makes recommendations to the Town Council on planning policies.This Commission currently meets on the third Tuesday of each month.

Municipal Property Corporation

The Municipal Property Corporation is a non-profit organization that is an “affiliate of the governmental unit”. The charge of the MPC is to finance the cost of acquisition, construction and equipping of certain facilities by the Town of Clarkdale. The MPC normally meets once a year, however if the Town is obtaining financing through the MPC additional meetings would be scheduled.

Public Safety Personnel Retirement Board

The Public Safety Personnel Retirement Board oversees the retirement pension fund for the Town’s police officers. This Board consists of the Mayor (or designee), two police officers, and two citizens. The Board usually meets once or twice a year. The Board oversees the retirement system, determines questions with regard to eligibility and service credits, reviews financial reports, and issues directions concerning benefits to be paid.


The Historic Preservation Commission facilitates the identification, evaluation, protection, preservation, and enhancement of historic properties that have significance for the Town of Clarkdale.  The HPC is responsible for reviewing alterations, modifications, or other changes to the exterior of buildings and structures ("listed buildings, structures, or sites") located within identified Historic Districts or sites listed on the National Register of Historic Places (National Register) to ensure their appropriateness in historical context.  It is also responsible for developing a plan for historic preservation of listed buildings, structures, and sites throughout the Town.  The HPC will also assist in the development of guidelines for historic districts, update the local Historic Resources Inventory (HRI), conduct studies of historic properties and assess their appropriateness for nomination to the HRI and National Register.