Help shape policy decisions by serving on Minneapolis’ boards and commissions

Shape key policy decisions and provide valuable community insight and input into administration of services as a member of Minneapolis’ boards and commissions. Applications are now being accepted for 112 openings on 14 boards and commissions that the City Council and Mayor will appoint this spring.  The City is seeking applicants with a diversity of backgrounds and experiences to strengthen the work of the City.

Openings are available on the following:

Applications will be reviewed beginning April 4, 2011. However, the positions are open until filled. For a full list of appointment opportunities and position descriptions as well as additional information visit the Minneapolis Boards and Commissions website.

To help you understand more about the open positions and the role of a board/commission, join an online chat on March 22 or, attend an open house on March 24.

Online chat:

An online chat is scheduled for Tuesday, March 22 from noon to 1 p.m. to answer questions about board and commission openings. Access the online chat at the Boards & Commissions webpage.

Open house:

People who want to learn more about these volunteer opportunities are encouraged to attend an open house set for Thursday, March 24 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board Headquarters, 2117 West River Road, Minneapolis, MN 55411.

About Minneapolis Boards and Commissions

The City of Minneapolis has more than 50 volunteer-based boards, commissions and advisory committees that advise the City on issues and help with policy development and administration of services. Boards and commissions fall into a handful of categories: appeal boards, development boards, general advisory boards, and special service districts, which are defined areas within the city where special services are rendered.

Previously, appointments were made on an as-needed basis throughout the year. Now, appointments to board and commissions will be made twice a year — in the spring and fall.

The new, streamlined appointment process will make it easier for folks to learn about volunteer opportunities, ensure a more open and understandable process for residents and staff, and increase the diversity of the applicant pool.

Published Mar 15, 2011