Public Comment FAQs

When are Board meetings held?
Board meetings are typically held the third Wednesday of each month at 9 a.m. in the NTTA Boardroom. Please visit the Board Meetings​ page to determine when the next meeting is.

How do I sign up to speak at the next Board meeting?
Individuals wishing to speak before the Board must complete a speakers card and register with the Board Secretary either in person or by fax. A person also may register to speak in person by submitting a completed speaker card to the Board Secretary on the day of the Board meeting at the registration table outside the board meeting room. The deadline for registering in person to address the Board is 15 minutes prior to the posted start time of the meeting. Speaker cards may be submitted by fax at (214) 528-4826 and must be sent by 5 p.m. on the day prior to the scheduled meeting.

What is the procedure for signing up to address the Board as a representative of an organization?
Please refer to the Public Comment Policy and Public Comment Guidelines for signup procedures. Please note that the overall time allotted for public comments may be limited to a total of one hour. Subject to such overall time limit, presentations by an individual are limited to three minutes per agenda item, and presentations by a representative of an organized group of 10 or more persons are limited to 10 minutes. The NTTA Chairman of the Board may extend the time at his or her discretion.

Where can I obtain a speaker card?
Speaker cards are available at the registration table outside the board meeting room. Click here to download a printable speaker’s card. All completed speaker cards must be timely submitted pursuant to the Public Comment Policy and Guidelines.

What guidelines or rules must I follow if I want to speak at the next Board meeting?

Do I have to be a resident of one of the four counties represented by the Board of Directors to speak at a Board meeting?
No. Any individual who wishes to address the Board is welcome to speak at the meetings.

Can I bring an electronic presentation or handouts to the Board meeting for distribution and/or review?
A speaker may request to have his or her presentation or supporting information provided to the Board. Speakers must provide 15 copies of any handouts or supporting information to the Board Secretary no less than 15 minutes before the scheduled meeting. Speakers desiring to provide an electronic presentation to the Board must notify the Board Secretary and submit an electronic copy of the presentation to the Board Secretary via e-mail, at least one business day in advance of the scheduled meeting. Presentations should be PowerPoint slide shows, version 2003 or later, with no embedded audio/video. The speaker should be prepared to advance their slides during the meeting using a provided pointer.