The City of Helena is excited to announce the acceptance of applications for all appointed Boards and Committees for the City. One of the things that makes Helena such a unique place to live is the number of residents that volunteer their time and expertise on various Boards and Committees to continue pushing our city forward while celebrating our past. Below you will find a brief description of each Board and Committee. Please complete the application process below to submit your interest to serve Helena for next 4 years. Applications will be accepted until October 31, 2020. You must be a resident of the City of Helena to serve on a Board or Committee.
The Helena Beautification Board is an appointed board of the City Council. This board works closely with city leaders to plan and implement the city’s beautification plan. Throughout the year, the board spearheads efforts throughout the city to help improve the overall beauty and livability of the town. Annual efforts such as the annual flower basket program, add charm and beauty to the Old Town and City Hall districts. These events bring the community together to plant, learn and grow.
Board of Adjustments
The Board of Adjustments hears and makes decision on appeals and variances outside of Planning and Zoning rules for the City of Helena.
Economic Development Board
The goal of the Economic Board is work closely with the Mayor and City Council will develop and execute strategies to maintain and attract new commercial entities within the city. The Board will work to advance the economic health within Helena to bolster all areas of growth within retail, industrial, and commercial development.
Farmer’s Market (Market Days)
The Helena Market Days occurs each Saturday from the first weekend of June through the last weekend of August. The Market Days Board sets up and takes down the market each week along with assisting vendors, musicians, and Chef demos to insure that each week the Market is able to provide a quality experience for those involved and the residents and guest of Helena.
Historical Preservation Council
The Helena Historical Preservation Council was set up by the Helena Council to preserve, promote, and protect the history of Helena. This Board of volunteers strive to keep Helena moving forward without losing sight of where we came from.
HOT (Helena Old Town) Board
The Helena HOTboard endorses the goals of economic vitality and enhance the quality of life and quality of place. They also support the Old Town Historic District’s position as a unique and authentic cultural arts destination and encourage residents and tourists to visit and explore the area. The HOTBoard develops and executes strategies to attract and retain arts and culture related retail businesses to the area, preserve existing cultural and historical assets, revitalize and market the area to become a more attractive tourist destination, and capitalize on new and existing investment in the Old Town Historic District.
The Helena Library Board works in partnership with the staff of the Library to promote events and benefits of the library. They also work towards creating and achieving long term goals for the Library that includes expanding current operations and fund raising.
Planning and Zoning
The purpose of the Planning and Zoning Committee is to promote the public health, safety, morals and general welfare; to provide for the orderly development and growth of Helena, Alabama; to avoid congestion on the public roads and streets; to conserve life, property and natural resources and the expenditure of funds for public improvements and services to conform with the most advantages uses of land, resources and properties, for the general good and benefit to the people of Helena. Recommendations from the Planning and Zoning are given to the City Council when voting on decisions related to develop.
The Utility Board’s primary mission is to plan for, operate, and maintain both the infrastructure and the organization necessary to purvey high quality drinking water, to provide an adequate and reliable water supply for all household, commercial, and community needs, and to sustain and enhance the region’s watersheds and quality of life by managing wastewater and stormwater effectively.