Diverse applicants wanted for Minneapolis boards and commissions

August 25, 2022

Thirty-three City boards and commissions have openings for appointments this fall. The City seeks applicants with a diversity of backgrounds and experiences representing the demographics of Minneapolis to strengthen the work of the City. Translation and interpreting are available so all residents can participate. Applications are open now.

City boards and commissions have brought forward recommendations that resulted in renter protections, wage protections, and a ban on hazardous chemicals in dry cleaning. 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 deadline for applications is Friday, Sept. 30. These 33 City boards and commissions have 269 open positions:

  • Capital Long-Range Improvement Committee
  • City Planning Commission
  • Civil Rights Commission
  • Community Environmental Advisory Commission
  • Heritage Preservation Commission
  • Local Board of Appeal and Equalization
  • Minneapolis Advisory Committee on Aging
  • Minneapolis Advisory Committee on Housing
  • Minneapolis Advisory Committee on People with Disabilities
  • Minneapolis Arts Commission
  • Minneapolis Public Housing Authority
  • Northern Metals Settlement Advisory Board
  • Police Conduct Review Panel
  • Public Health Advisory Committee
  • Transgender Equity Council
  • Workplace Advisory Committee
  • Violence Prevention Steering Committee
  • Zoning Board of Adjustment

Special Service District Advisory Boards

  • 48th & Chicago Special Service District Advisory Board
  • 50th & France Special Service District Advisory Board
  • 54th & Lyndale Special Service District Advisory Board
  • Bloomington-Lake Special Service District Advisory Board
  • Central Avenue Special Service District Advisory Board
  • Chicago Lake Special Service District Advisory Board
  • Dinkytown Special Service District Advisory Board
  • East Lake Special Service District Advisory Board
  • Eat Street Special Service District Advisory Board
  • Linden Hills Special Service District Advisory Board
  • Lowry Hill Special Service District Advisory Board
  • Lyndale-Lake Special Service District Advisory Board
  • Stadium Village Special Service District Advisory Board
  • Uptown Special Service District Advisory Board
  • West Broadway Improvement Special Service District Advisory Board

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.

People can apply and stay up to date on vacancies, position descriptions and timelines by visiting minneapolismn.gov/boards/openings.

Potential applicants can find more information at 612-673-2216 or OpenAppointments@minneapolismn.gov.

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