City Boards & Commissions

Planning Commission

Membership: The West Valley City Planning Commission is made up of seven members plus one alternate member. Members are appointed by the West Valley City Manager and are ratified by the West Valley City Council. 

Term: Members serve a four-year term.

Next Vacancy: July 1, 2021

Purpose: The West Valley City Planning Commission prepares and recommends a general plan, zoning ordinances and maps, and subdivision regulations to the West Valley City Council. Additionally, the Planning Commission administers provisions of the zoning ordinance and recommends approval or denial of subdivision applications to the City Council. The Planning Commission also advises the City Council on zoning matters and may hear or decide any matters as designated by the City Council.

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Professional Standards Review Board

Membership: The West Valley City Professional Standards Review Board is made up of an unlimited number of West Valley City citizens. Members are appointed by the West Valley City Manager and are ratified by the West Valley City Council. 

Term: Members serve a two-year term.

Next Vacancy: July 1, 2021

Purpose: The Professional Standards Review Board (Citizens’ Review Board) meets monthly and reviews all citizen complaints, all "Use of Force" occurrences, and all vehicle pursuits. 

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Clean & Beautiful Committee

Membership: The West Valley City Clean & Beautiful Committee is made up of 13 members plus two City staff members. Members are appointed by the West Valley City Manager and are ratified by the West Valley City Council. 

Term: Members serve a four-year term.

Next Vacancy: Multiple positions currently open.

Purpose: The purpose of the West Valley City Clean & Beautiful Committee is to promote the public interest in the general improvement of the appearance of West Valley City; to initiate, plan, direct, and coordinate programs for the promotion of community pride and general beautification and improvement of the physical quality of life in West Valley City.

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Board of Adjustment

Membership: The West Valley City Planning Commission is made up of five members plus one alternate member. Members are appointed by the West Valley City Manager and are ratified by the West Valley City Council. 

Term: Members serve a five-year term.

Next Vacancy: July 1, 2022

Purpose: The West Valley City Board of Adjustment hears and decides appeals to decisions made by the Planning Commission and/or Zoning Administrator. The Board of Adjustment may also hear and decide special exceptions and/or variances to the terms of the zoning ordinance, and may hear and make determinations regarding the existence, expansion, or modification of nonconforming uses.

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LICENSE HEARING BOARD

Membership: The West Valley City License Hearing Board is made up of three members. Members are appointed by the West Valley City Manager and are ratified by the West Valley City Council.

Term: Members serve a three-year term.

Next Vacancy: June 30, 2021

Purpose: The West Valley City License Hearing Board has authority to hear evidence in business license matters referred to the Board and, after such hearing, submits its recommendations in writing to the West Valley City Manager.

Sister City Committee

Membership: The West Valley City License Hearing Board is made up of three members. Members are appointed by the West Valley City Manager and are ratified by the West Valley City Council.

Term: Members serve a three-year term.

Next Vacancy: June 30, 2021

Purpose: The West Valley City License Hearing Board has authority to hear evidence in business license matters referred to the Board and, after such hearing, submits its recommendations in writing to the West Valley City Manager.

Audit Review Committee

Membership: The West Valley City Audit Review Committee is made up of five members, including two City Council members and one staff member. Members are appointed by the West Valley City Manager and are ratified by the West Valley City Council. 

Term: Members serve a three-year term.

Next Vacancy: December 31, 2021

Purpose: The West Valley City Audit Review Committee recommends to the City Council an independent firm of certified public accountants to perform the annual audit of the City. The Audit Review Committee also analyzes and reports to the City Council significant findings in the annual audit report and makes recommendations regarding such findings. Additionally, the Audit Review Committee makes recommendations to the City Council regarding the City's annual financial statements, the management letter submitted by the independent auditor, and the response to management letter submitted by City staff.

Redevelopment Agency

Membership: The West Valley City Redevelopment Agency consists of West Valley City Council members.

Term: Members serve through the term of their office, per bylaws.

Purpose: The Redevelopment Agency provides residents of West Valley City a redevelopment plan of action that will revitalize and upgrade certain areas with quality development which are conducive to the long-range goals of the city.

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Housing Authority

Membership: The West Valley City Housing Authority consists of West Valley City Council members.

Term: Members serve a four-year term, per bylaws.

Purpose: The West Valley City Housing Authority serves to remedy unsafe and unsanitary housing conditions and to provide decent, safe and sanitary dwellings to persons of low income.

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Building Authority

Membership: The West Valley City Building Authority consists of West Valley City Council members.

Term: Members serve through the term of their office, per bylaws.

Purpose: The West Valley City Municipal Building Authority serves to acquire real property (including existing buildings and fixtures), and to sell, convey, mortgage, pledge, lease, exchange, transfer or otherwise dispose of all or any part of its property and assets to the city on a non-profit basis for the community and civic good. Additionally, the Building Authority serves to finance the acquisition, renovation, construction and installation of such land, buildings, equipment, fixtures or other facilities through issuance of notes, bonds or other obligations, payable exclusively from the revenues received by the Authority from the lease, sale or disposition of such land, buildings, equipment, fixtures or other facilities to the city or from any other source lawfully available therefore, and to secure such notes, bonds or other obligations by a mortgage or pledge of all or any of its property, monies and revenues or in such other manner as may be determined by the Governing Board of the Authority.

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Volunteer For a West Valley City Board or Committee

The following is a list of possible boards, commission and committees that citizens of West Valley City can participate on. If you would like to submit your name for consideration to be a member of one or more of the boards, please complete the Boards and Committees Form.