McKINNEY (May 28, 2015) — Residents who want to get involved in helping shape city policies for a variety of areas from libraries, historic preservation, economic development, to the arts have an opportunity with city boards and commissions. The city is taking applications for open positions through Monday, June 29.

“Joining one of the city’s 20 boards and commissions is a great way to help shape the future direction of McKinney,” said City Secretary Sandy Hart. “There are positions open on boards and commissions that would be perfect for a variety of interests, all important to leading our city.”

The SERVE McKinney Open House event offers opportunities for those who want to serve to meet current members and staff of various city and non-profit boards. The event, held on Wednesday, June 10, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Collin Higher Education Center, 3452 Spur 399, is sponsored by the McKinney Community Development Corporation and hosted by the Leadership McKinney Alumni Network.

For more information on the SERVE McKinney event, call 972-542-0163 or visit

For an application and information on city boards and commissions, visit


About McKinney

McKinney, Texas, is unique by nature. The city is No. 1 on America’s Best Places to Live list published by Money Magazine. As one of the fastest-growing cities in the United States, McKinney has a current population of more than 155,000. Established in 1848, the city is located 30 miles north of Dallas and is the county seat of Collin County. McKinney offers award-winning schools, a vibrant historic downtown, diverse housing options, a robust economy and a uniquely beautiful natural setting, with rolling hills and lush trees. Visit the city’s website at