Apply for openings on Minneapolis boards and commissions
Several board and commission positions are open for City Council and mayor appointments this spring. Board and commission members in the City of Minneapolis help shape key policy decisions, give community-based input into the City’s administration of services and supply valuable insights. The City seeks applicants with a diversity of backgrounds and experiences to strengthen the work of the City. Translation and interpreting services are available on request so all residents can participate.
People can apply through the open position pages linked below and stay up to date on vacancies, position descriptions and timelines by visiting minneapolismn.gov/boards/openings. The positions are open until filled.
There are 77 open positions on 10 City boards and commissions:
- Animal Care & Control Advisory Board. Apply by April 19.
- Census Complete Count Committee. Open until filled.
- Neighborhood and Community Engagement Commission. Apply by April 12.
- Pedestrian Advisory Committee. Apply by April 19.
- Racial Equity Community Advisory Committee. Apply by April 12.
- Southside Green Zone Council. Open until filled.
- Upper Harbor Terminal Community Planning and Engagement Committee. Apply by April 14.
- Violence Prevention Steering Committee. Open until filled.
- Workplace Advisory Committee. Apply by April 12.
- Zoning Board of Adjustment. Open until filled.
Boards, commissions and advisory committees
The City of Minneapolis has more than 50 volunteer-based boards, commissions and advisory committees that advise the City on issues and help develop policy and administer services. Boards and commissions fall into a handful of categories: appeal boards, development boards, general advisory boards and special service districts (defined areas within the city with special services).
Appointments to boards and commissions are made twice a year: in the spring and fall.
Seeking more diverse representation
Minneapolis’ appointed boards and commissions are becoming more inclusive with a steady increase in residents of color serving. A new study shows that the City has met its race diversity benchmark with board and commission members within 80 percent of the city’s demographics. Thirty-three percent of the City’s board and commission members are people of color, whereas the population of Minneapolis is 36 percent people of color.
The City also still pursues more diverse representation in its appointed boards and commissions with:
- High school and technical school graduates.
- People ages 18-24.
Potential applicants can find more information at 612-673-2216 or [email protected].
Published Mar 22, 2019