Contact: Sarah McKenzie, 612-673-2786
Apply for openings on Minneapolis boards and commissions
Feb. 23, 2017 (MINNEAPOLIS) A number of board and commission positions are open for City Council and mayor appointments 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. Translation and interpreting services are available upon request to ensure all residents have the ability to participate.
Applications will be reviewed beginning April 14 unless otherwise marked. The positions are open until filled. There are 89 open positions on 15 City boards and commissions:
- Advisory Committee on Aging.
- Advisory Committee on People With Disabilities.
- Animal Care and Control Advisory Board.
- Capital Long-Range Improvement Committee.
- Commission on Civil Rights.
- Community Environmental Advisory Committee.
- Neighborhood and Community Engagement Commission.
- Pedestrian Advisory Committee.
- Public Housing Authority (MPHA).
- Telecommunications Network (MTN).
- Transgender Equity Council – application reviews will begin Thursday, March 9.
- Workforce Council.
- Workplace Advisory Committee.
- Youth Violence Prevention Executive Committee.
Visit the City’s website for a list of appointment opportunities, position descriptions and the applications.
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 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 people to learn about volunteer opportunities, ensures a more open and understandable process for residents and staff, and increases the diversity of the applicant pool.
Published Feb 23, 2017