Boards & Commissions

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 we encourage citizens to apply for appointment to any board or commission which may be of interest to them.

Apply to Serve on a Board or Commission

Please consider applying for a Seabrook board and/or commission. Applicants must meet residency requirements and be registered voters in the City of Seabrook. You may download an application your your board or commission of interest from the listing of boards and commissions found below on this page, or may pick one up from the City Secretary's Office during business hours. All applications must be returned to the City Secretary's Office either via email or by paper copy to Seabrook City Hall, 1700 1st Street, Seabrook, TX 77586.

Required Training

After appointments are declared, official board members must complete the following:

  1. Boards
  2. Current Members

Board of Adjustment

The Board of Adjustment consists of five (5) citizen members with up to two (2) alternate members. The board meets in order to hear variance requests and special exceptions to the Comprehensive Zoning Ordinance, the Flood Ordinance and the Building Codes.

Download an application to serve on this board.


Building & Standards Commission

This commission consists of five (5) citizen members and up to two (2) alternate members, who meet during the evening as needed to hear cases and determine if a property poses a threat to the welfare of the general public and is a nuisance. Members of the Building & Standards Commission also serve on the Board of Adjustment. Members serve two-year terms.

Download an application to serve on this commission.

Charter Review Commission

The Charter Review Commission is a temporary commission which is appointed by Seabrook City Council every five years. The commission consists of seven citizens to review the city’s charter and make recommendations for possible changes to the charter.

Civil Service Commission

In May 2011, the voters approved civil service for the Seabrook police officers. On October 30, 2011, the Seabrook Civil Service Rules and Regulations became effective and in compliance with Chapter 143, Municipal Civil Service Act. The purpose of this act is to secure an efficient department composed of capable personnel who are free from political influence and who have an expectation of secure employment tenure as public servants.

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. Members serve two-year terms. Members may not serve on any other board or commission.

Download an application to serve on this commission.

Master Plan Review

The Master Plan Review Commission is a temporary commission which is appointed by Seabrook City Council every five years. The commission consists of seven citizens to review the city’s master plan including possible recommendations for changes to the plan.

Download an application to serve on this commission.

Open Space and Trails Committee

The Open Space and Trails Committee was formed on May 12, 2009, with the primary purpose of beautifying and preserving the city’s natural resources. This includes creating a master plan for parks, trails and other recreational facilities throughout the city such as Carothers Coastal Gardens and the Seabrook Community House. Members serve three-year terms. Meetings are generally held on the first Thursday of the month at 5:00 p.m.

Download an application to serve on this committee.

Planning & Zoning Commission

The commission reviews the City’s zoning ordinance and subdivision ordinance and makes recommendations to City Council. In addition, the commission reviews all plats, conditional use permit requests and zoning change requests. The commission consists of seven citizens who meet on the third Thursday of each month at 7:00 p.m. and on additional Thursdays as needed. Members serve three-year terms.

Download an application to serve on this commission.

Seabrook Economic Development Corporation

Seven dedicated individuals serve on the Seabrook Economic Development Corporation (EDC) board of directors and manage its affairs. Five members are appointed by the Seabrook City Council. The mayor serves a three-year term, while the mayor pro tem serves a one-year term.

Download an application to serve on this board.