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City of Seabrook
by Garrett Bryce
Friday, March 17, 2017

City of Seabrook is seeking volunteers for Boards and Commissions
Help make Seabrook a great place to live, work and visit

Boards and commissions fulfill an important role in city government by evaluating issues which affect our community and making recommendations to the City Council for needed action. Although most boards and commissions are advisory in nature, a few are decision-making entities. The value of these bodies is a direct reflection of the interest and dedication of our citizens in making Seabrook a better place to live, and the city encourages citizens to apply for appointment to any board or commission which may be of interest to them.

All applicants must meet residency requirements and be registered voters in the City of Seabrook. An application may be downloaded from the
City’s website or picked up from the City Secretary's office. All applications must be returned to the City Secretary's Office no later than close of business on Friday, March 24 in person or by mail at 1700 First Street, Seabrook, TX 77586 or by email at

Board of Adjustment
The board meets in order to hear variance requests and special exceptions to the Comprehensive Zoning Ordinance, the Flood Ordinance and the Building Codes. This Board also serves as the Building and Standards Commission.  This Board meets as needed to hear variance requests.

Building & Standards Commission
Meets as needed to hear cases and determine if a property poses a threat to the welfare of the general public and is a nuisance. (See Board of Adjustment.) 

Ethics Review Commission
The purpose of the Ethics Review Commission is to make recommendations to 
City Council regarding the appropriate disposition of allegations of violations against the ethics ordinance.  This Commission meets as needed.

Open Space and Trails Committee
The primary purpose of the Open Space and Trails Committee is to help beautify and preserve the city’s natural resources.  This Committee meets once each month on the first Thursday.

Planning & Zoning Commission
The commission reviews and makes recommendations to the 
City Council concerning planning guidelines, subdivision plats, adoption of an official city map, a zoning plan, building codes and other zoning issues as they arise.  This Commission meets once each month on the third Thursday, and as needed for special projects.

Seabrook Economic Development Corporation
The purpose of the Seabrook Economic Development Corporation (EDC) is to enhance and expand the local tax base with quality, sustainable businesses and amenities consistent with the community’s vision.  This Corporation meets once each month on the 2nd Thursday, and as needed for special projects. 

Anyone who has questions about available positions and the responsibilities associated with specific board positions may contact the Office of the City Secretary by email
or by calling (281) 291.5663.

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Remembering Jim Guidry Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership

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