Volunteer with the City
The City of Nassau Bay has multiple opportunities for residents looking to volunteer or become involved in our incomparable community.
Volunteer on a Board or Commission
The City of Nassau Bay continually seeks volunteers for city boards, commissions and committees, to fill vacancies and positions expiring throughout the year. Residents interested in volunteering are encouraged to apply through the online application form. Applications are also available from the City Secretary's Office at City Hall. Contact the City Secretary's Office at 228.336.6281 for more information.
Board of Adjustment: The Board of Adjustment has the power to hear and determine appeals from the refusal of building permits, appeals resulting from administrative decisions by City building inspectors, and to permit exceptions to or variations from the zoning regulations in cases or situations in accordance with the principles, conditions, and procedures specified in the zoning ordinance.
Planning Commission: The duty of the Planning Commission is to accomplish the city’s planning and zoning functions to effect the orderly and desired growth, development, and beautification of the City. The Commission formulates a comprehensive master plan and consults with other city departments regarding planning. Proposed changes in zoning are recommended by the Commission to City Council.
Economic Development Corporation: The Corporation seeks to promote and expand business enterprises within the City in order to ensure the continued economic growth of the City and the full employment, welfare, and prosperity of its citizens.
Parks & Recreation Committee: The Parks & Recreation Committee has oversight for the development and use of the City’s parks and green spaces:
TIRZ/RDA: The Authority was created to “aid, assist, and act on behalf of the City in the performance of its governmental functions to promote, manage, and finance the redevelopment of the City’s commercial areas and waterfront; and to promote the common good and general welfare of the City’s commercial areas and waterfront; and to promote, develop, encourage, and maintain employment, commerce, and economic development in Nassau Bay; and to perform the other purposes described in the Articles of Incorporation.”
Charter Review Commission: Every five years the City of Nassau Bay appoints five citizens to a Charter Review Commission, in order to review, receive public input and provide a report to City Council on possible changes/amendments to the City of Nassau Bay Charter.
Volunteer for a Community Special Events
Special Events Committee: The City's Special Events Committee hosts several events throughout the year for our community. We thank these Committee volunteers, and one-time volunteers for each event, their continued service to the City of Nassau Bay and engaging our citizens with family friendly entertainment. Learn more about each of the special events, and how to volunteer for each event on our Special Events page: nassaubay.com/486/Special-Events
Annual Peninsula Cleanup: This annual cleanup is vital to keeping our waters and the peninsula a clean and safe place for people and wildlife. Each year, volunteers pick up tons of waste, including everything from plastic bottles and paper, to washing machines, and abandoned boats. Click here to volunteer for the next event: Annual Peninsula Cleanup
KNBB Fall Sweep: The KNBB Annual Fall Sweep is typically held in fall where volunteers tackle shoreline cleanup along Clear Creek, trim tree branches and shrubs, weed and mulch various areas, and complete other similar tasks around the City. Click here to volunteer for the next event: Fall Sweep
Beautification Day: The Garden Club of Nassau Bay will hold their Beautification Day on Saturday, March 26 from 8:30AM-11AM at five gardens. The gardens are located in Swan Lagoon Park, in David Braun Park at the entrance and in the Reflection gardens, in Tranquility Arbor at Howard Ward Park, and at the Circle Garden on Upper Bay Road.
Volunteers will meet at the various gardens at 8:30AM to begin planting annuals, perennials, and bushes. Volunteers are also welcome to gather at the David Braun Park pavilion to register and grab a breakfast snack.
“We are very much looking forward to this year’s Beautification Day,” Nassau Bay Garden Club President Becky Kadel said. “If you have a particular garden where you wish to work, you may just show up to that location. If you don’t know where to go, just look for our members working at one of the above-mentioned gardens.”
Kadel said volunteers will need to come prepared with garden equipment such as gloves, a trowel or a spade. Volunteers may also wish to bring kneeling pads. “Please consider volunteering to make our city beautiful!” Kadel said. “We will be putting in some annuals along with perennials and bushes. If you are a novice to gardening, you might wish to join one of our groups to learn how we garden in this area.”
CANBE will be providing the first 100 volunteers with free T-shirts while supplies last.
Both adult volunteers as well as students in need of volunteer hours are encouraged to contact Kadel at email@example.com to register for the event.
See slideshow below for images of the gardens to be beautified during the event!
Become a Member of the Volunteer Fire Department
The Nassau Bay Volunteer Fire Department (NBVFD) formed in 1967. The NBVFD is a chartered corporation of The State of Texas and operates under a contract with the City of Nassau Bay, Texas to provide Fire and Rescue Services to the citizens who work, visit, and live here.
The NBVFD currently has 43 members who are all volunteers. Our membership contains a wide variety of personnel from various backgrounds all providing a very important service to our community.
While we respond to emergencies whenever needed we usually meet on Tuesday nights at the fire station for meetings and training. The first Tuesday of every month is devoted to a general business meeting which all members are encouraged to attend. Our training drills are held on the second, third and fourth Tuesday nights. When the month has a fifth Tuesday it is set aside for maintenance drills.
The NBVFD is always looking for new members! If you are 18 years of age and are interested in helping provide a service to the community you live or work in, please contact us at 281.333.4211 ext. 2677.