Contact: Matt Lindstrom, 612-673-2148

Help shape our city— apply for openings on Minneapolis boards and commissions

March 6, 2013 (MINNEAPOLIS) Applications are now being accepted for openings on a number of open boards and commissions positions that the City Council and Mayor will appoint this spring. Board and commission members in the City of Minneapolis provide valuable insights, help shape key policy decisions and provide community-based input into administration of services. The City is seeking applicants with a diversity of backgrounds and experiences to strengthen the work of the City.

There are 47 open positions on the following 10 City boards and commissions:

Arts Commission

Advisory Committee on People with Disabilities

Minneapolis Public Housing Authority Board of Commissioners

Minneapolis Workforce Council

Neighborhood & Community Engagement Commission

Pedestrian Advisory Committee

Police Conduct Oversight Commission

Police Conduct Review Panel

Seniors Advisory Committee

Minneapolis Television Network

Applications will be reviewed beginning April 26, 2013. However, the positions are open until filled. Visit the City’s website for a full list of appointment opportunities and position descriptions.

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.

Appointments to board and commissions are made twice a year — in the spring and fall.

This streamlined appointment process makes 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 6, 2013