Community Development Leadership

Current information and agendas for all public meetings can be found by visiting the City of Lubbock Meetings Calendar.

City Council 

Community Development and Services Board
The Community Development and Services Board (CDSB) serves as an advisory board to the City Council. The board works to provide fair and just representation to all person's within the City of Lubbock in areas of grant funding to various organizations that provide public services while addressing the needs of citizens living in Lubbock. CDSB meetings are open to the public. Meetings are held the second Wednesday of every month at City Hall, 1625 13th Street, Room 103 @ 6:00 pm. Please contact (806) 775-2294 for updates on meetings or cancellations. Members of this board include:

  • Tammy  Swoboda, Chair
  • Raquel Gonzales, Vice Chair
  • Byrn Bass, Secretary/ Treasurer
  • Nitra Barnes
  • Naomi Couture
  • Bobby Cude
  • Rachel Forbes
  • Francisco Gutierrez
  • Nick Harpster
  • Stephanie Hill
  • Krista Jones
  • Chris Lauer
  • Nicholas Muniz
  • Robin Raney
  • Ian Watts
  • Chad Wheeler
  • Brenda Witherspoon


Urban Renewal Agency / Neighborhood Redevelopment Commission
The Urban Renewal Agency is a quasi-independent Board of the City, which administers the Urban Renewal plans of the City.  This Board oversees the sale and conditions of sale of Urban Renewal lots and any items involving land owned by the Urban Renewal Agency.  The Urban Renewal Agency/Board was established in November 1957, and at that time, existed as a separate entity.  On August 2, 1984, the Urban Renewal Agency functions and activities were transitioned to the City of Lubbock.  Because of the powers of eminent domain, the Urban Renewal Board of Commissioners must remain a separate Board.

On July 12, 1984, the City Council of the City of Lubbock passed Resolution #1748 creating a City Commission to be known as the Neighborhood Redevelopment Commission (NRC).  The NRC is an Advisory Board to the City Council on activities funded by the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and administered by the Field Services Section of the Community Development Department.

Members of both boards include:

  • Stewart Townsen, Chair
  • Miles Seybert, Vice Chair
  • Lindi Stapp, Secretary
  • Leigh Anne Brozo
  • Amanda Luna
  • Lauren Salter-Mee
  • Jeremy Sedeno
  • Steve Warren
  • Nathaniel Wright
Anyone wishing to submit an application to serve on a board  or commission may visit the Boards and Commissions page of the City's main website or contact the City Secretary's Office for more information.