Boards & Commission

The City boards and commission are comprised of citizens interested in contributing to their community by volunteering to serve on a board or commission. The various boards and commission act as advisory boards to the City Council and, in limited instances, are the final decision making body.

Appointments to boards and commission are made annually in December. Odd-numbered places are appointed in odd-numbered years and even-numbered places are appointed in even-numbered years.

Application Process

The City Secretary will begin receiving applications from interested citizens in mid-September of each year.  The deadline for receiving applications is the first Friday in November.

City Council will receive the applications and schedule a date and time for candidate interviews at their second meeting in November. Once the interview date is established, the City Secretary will email each candidate with the date and time allotted for their interview.  Applicants are encouraged to contact the City Secretary if they have not received their notice. 

City Council will make the appointments to the various Boards and Commissions at their second meeting in December.  The two year terms will begin on December 31 of each year.

Member Requirements

Board and commission members must:

  • Be a registered voter of the City
  • Have resided in the City for at least one year
  • Continue their residency during the term of office
  • Not hold a public elective office within the State
  • Serve without compensation
  • In the case of the Planning and Zoning Commission, members must own real property in the City

How to Apply

Applications are available from the City Secretary and will be kept on file for one year from the date of receipt. Completed applications can be dropped off at the City Secretary’s Office, faxed, or emailed. The applications are forwarded to the City Council during the annual application process or as vacancies occur during the year.