Advisory Boards and Commissions
Public Meetings

The City's Citizen Advisory Board and Commission members are appointed by the City Council and must be Cape Girardeau residents unless otherwise noted. Other types of boards are also listed to provide easy access to public documents. 

Applications are kept on file for one year from the date submitted. When a vacancy arises, the applications on file for that board are submitted to the City Council to make the appointment.

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Submit applications to:
City Manager's Office
44 North Lorimier
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701
[email protected]
573-339-6302 fax

Advisory board meetings are open to the public.


Meeting Schedule 
& Location

Next Appointment

Airport Advisory Board

Second Tuesday, 11:30 a.m.
Cape Airport Restaurant

April 2023

Community Ad-Hoc Aquatics Committee


Board of Adjustment

First Thursday, 7 p.m.
City Council Chambers


Board of Appeals

As needed,
Second Thursday, 7 p.m.
City Council Chambers


City Council

First and Third Mondays 
5 p.m. City Council Chambers


Comprehensive Plan Oversight Committee



Convention & Visitors Bureau Board of Directors

As Needed
CVB Office
December 2022

Downtown Cape Girardeau Community Improvement District

As Needed
Old Town Cape Office

May 2024

Golf Course Advisory Board

Fourth Thursday, noon
Osage Centre


Historic Preservation Commission

Third Wednesday, 7 p.m.
City Council Chambers 



Keep Cape Beautiful Beautification Committee



Liquor License Review Board 

As Needed
City Council Chambers

December 2023

Parks & Recreation Advisory Board

Second Monday, 5:30 p.m.
Osage Centre

October 2023

Parks & Recreation Foundation Board of Directors

As Needed
Osage Centre


Planning & Zoning Commission

Second Wednesday, 7 p.m.
City Council Chambers

November 2023

Public Library Board of Trustees

First Thursday, 7 a.m.
Cape Girardeau Public Library

June 2023

River Campus Board of Managers

Quarterly, Called by Director
River Campus
Seminary Conference Room

December 2022

Show Me Center Board of Managers

Quarterly, Called by Director
Show Me Center Business Office

December 2022

Special Business District Advisory Commission

As Needed,
At Least Once Annually
City Council Chambers

June 2023

Tax Increment Financing (TIF) Commission

As Needed

April 2024

Transportation Trust Fund
(Planning & Zoning Subcommittee)



Tree Board

Bi-monthly, Beginning in February
Second Monday, 12 p.m.
Osage Centre

February 2024

  • Contact Info
  • 44 North Lorimier Cape Girardeau, MO  63701
  • Telephone 573.339.6320
  • Email [email protected]