Get Involved

The City of Overland has numerous ways to get involved in the community.  Volunteers are needed for a variety of city-wide events, such as Spring and Fall Clean Up Days, Overland Farmers Market every May through October, and other Community Center events. 

Resident volunteers are also needed on an ongoing basis to serve on official committees for the City.  These committees assist with planning, project development, and other items for consideration by the City Council.  A complete list of committees and requirements are found below. 

If you are interested in serving on any of the listed committees, please download and complete a Volunteer Application.  Submit the completed application to the Office of the City Clerk for consideration by the Mayor.

Volunteer Application

City of Overland Volunteer Committees

Beautification – Committee of residents with one Council liaison.  The committee is tasked with developing proposals for beautification projects throughout the City.  The projects are funded by receipts from the City’s Billboard License Tax.  The Beautification Committee meets monthly at the Overland Community Center.

Board of Adjustment – Board consisting of five members and up to three alternate members.  The Board of Adjustment is established and acts under requirements in the State Statutes.  Board members are appointed for five year terms.  The Board reviews “variance” applications in regards to Zoning issues.  Hearings are held on the second Wednesday each month, as needed. For more information, please see Overland City Code Article XVI. Board of Adjustment, which can be found at www.overlandmo.org.

Building Commissioner – The Commissioner of Building Hearings shall be either an architect or professional engineer registered by the State of Missouri, or shall be a person who, by reason of business or occupational experience, demonstrated ability, and reputation, is deemed by the Mayor and the City Council to be skilled and knowledgeable in the construction of buildings.  (Overland Code Section 500.020)  The Commissioner is appointed for a term of two years.  Hearings are held on an as needed basis.  For more information, please see Overland City Code Section 510.080: Duties of the Building Commissioner, which can be found at www.overlandmo.org.

Human Rights – The Commission consists of five members.  Members are appointed to a three year term.  Meetings for the Human Rights Commission are held on an as needed basis.  From Overland Code Section 245.035:

The Commission shall have the following functions, powers and duties:

  1. To encourage fair treatment for and to foster mutual understanding and respect among, and to discourage discrimination against, any racial, ethnic, religious or other group protected by this Chapter, members of these groups or persons with disabilities.
  2. To formulate and carry out educational programs designed to minimize or eliminate those discriminatory practices made unlawful by Article III of this Chapter.
  3. To receive and investigate complaints alleging any discriminatory practices made unlawful by Article III of this Chapter.
  4. To implement the purposes of this Chapter by conference, conciliation and persuasion so that persons may be guaranteed their civil rights and good will be fostered
  5. To provide mediation services to resolve incidences of alleged discriminatory practices made unlawful by Article III of this Chapter.
  6. To cooperate with other organizations, private and public, to discourage discrimination.
  7. To advise the City Council on human rights issues.
  8. To hold public hearings on the state of human rights and relations in the City and on specific human rights issues.
  9. To sponsor or initiate specifically targeted workshops and ongoing programs to improve human relations and to decrease tensions in the City.
  10. To present informational programs on human rights to school, business, service and other organizations.
  11. To formulate policies and to adopt, promulgate, amend and rescind suitable rules and regulations to carry out the provisions of this Chapter and said policies of the Commission in connection therewith.
To provide each year to the City Council a full written report of all its activities and of its recommendations.

Economic Development – The Economic Development Committee was developed to provide recommendations to the City Council.  Meetings are held monthly, as called by Committee Chair.

Neighborhood Preservation – Committee of nine residents tasked with recognizing homes and businesses which preserve the beauty of Overland.  Meetings are held on the second Tuesday of each month.

Parks and Recreation – Commission of eight residents, tasked with the development of rules, regulations, plans, and proposals for the City’s park system.  Members are appointed for a term of two years.  Meetings are held on the last Thursday evening of each month. 

Planning and Zoning – Commission consisting of seven to fifteen members, tasked with reviewing zoning issues as required by Overland Zoning Code.  Members are appointed for a term of four years.  Meetings are held on the fourth Tuesday of the month, as needed. For more information, please see Overland City Code Article XVII. Planning and Zoning Commission, which can be found at www.overlandmo.org.