Boards & Commissions

Are you a resident of the City of Joshua and interested in serving your community? Consider applying to join one of our city boards to play a role in building our growing community.
Please fill out this form Board/Commission Application and fax to 817.641.7526

Planning & Zoning Commisssion

  • Pat Grace, Chair
  • Richard Connally, Vice Chairman
  • Margarita Valdez
  • Karen Cathey
  • David Tomerlin
  • Dennis Quinn
  • Mike Watt
  • Merle Breitenstein, Alternate

Planning and Zoning Commission (P&Z):  This seven member commission is appointed by the City Council to advise on issues related to commercial and residential development, zoning and development plats. The Commission must comply with the procedural rules of Texas statutes and the City Zoning Ordinance. This Commission is the original forum in all platting and replatting cases. The P&Z Commission meets the first Monday of the month at 6:30 pm.


Type A Economic Development Board

  • Daron M. Beck, President
  • Vacant
  • John Mauldin
  • Linda Gilmore Childers
  • Natalie Russell
  • Dana Compton
  • Robert Young
  • Colt Farris, Alternate

The Type A Economic Development Board reviews plans and makes recommendations for the investment of the ½ cent Type A Economic Development sales tax. The Type A Economic Development Board meets the second Monday of the month at 6:30 pm.


Type B Economic Development Board

  • Pamela Ingram, Chair
  • Glen Walden
  • Merle Breitenstein
  • Sharlotta Connally
  • Brent Gibson
  • Kim Kimble
  • Dustin Dees

The Type B Economic Development Board reviews plans and makes recommendations for the investment of the ½ cent Type B Economic Development sales tax. The Type B Economic Development Board meets the second Tuesday of the month at 7 pm.


Zoning Board of Adjustments/Building Board of Appeals

  • Scott Hendricks, Chair
  • Larry Taylor
  • Russ Bassham
  • Jason Compton
  • Jeremy Morris

Zoning Board of Adjustment – Considers appeals and adjustments of the City’s zoning ordinances. The Board hears and decides the following topics of appeals and applications insures continuing compliance with its decision. The Board of Adjustment, in specific cases, may authorize or order the following:

  1. Interpretations
  2. Permits for Nonconformities
  3. Discontinuance of Nonconformities
  4. Variances

Variances can be granted on the concurring vote of seventy-five percent of the members of the Board. The Board also serves as the Builders Board of Appeals. Appeals from the action of this Board are not taken to the City Council. The only appeal is by petition to the appropriate court of record. The City Attorney defends the actions of the Board. The Zoning Board of Adjustment meets as needed when there is a variance request.


Animal Advisory Board

  • Chuck Mayfield – Chairperson
  • Joyce Pruett
  • Dr. Suzy Stewart
  • Julie Grall
  • Carla Hall, City Representative

The Animal Advisory Board meets as needed and recommends policy to the City Staff for operation of the City Animal Shelter.


Heritage Preservation Committee

  • Mike Puckett, Chair
  • Kim Henderson, Vice Chair
  • Jema Hollingsworth
  • Robbie Rumfield
  • Vacant

The Heritage Preservation Committee has been charged with the development of design guidelines and/or policies to guide the physical development and redevelopment of structures, buildings, objects or areas located within the Heritage Preservation Overlay District or those designated as landmarks.  Committee meetings are held as needed.