The City has vacancies on a number of our boards and commissions. If you have ever been interested in volunteering your time to give back to the community, this is a great opportunity. Each term is for three years and members can serve for two consecutive terms. If you have been on a board in the past and termed out, you can reapply for the same or different board after a period of one year. Terms begin on April 1 and end on March 31 of the following year. The City Commission will make appointments to fill the vacancies on our boards at the March 14 City Commission meeting.
Click on this link to apply online for any of the open positions listed below.
Planning/DDA – one opening for a full term
Recreation Commission – one opening for a full term and two openings for partial terms ending March 31, 2025 and 2026*
Historical Commission – two openings for full terms and one opening for a partial term ending March 31, 2024*
Board of Review – one opening for an alternate member who serves in the absence of a regular member.
* The member appointed to the partial term will be eligible to be re-appointed to two subsequent full terms
About our Boards and Commissions
Following is a brief description of the duties of each board.
Planning Commission/DDA. The Planning Commission prepares and keeps current the City’s master land use plan, reviews special land use requests, considers zoning amendments and recommends or denies their approval to the City Commission, and oversees the budget and operations of the Downtown Development Authority.
Recreation Commission. The Recreation Commission advises the Recreation Department in the development and implementation of the City’s recreation programming and activities and provides input to City Staff and the City Commission on facilities upgrades and maintenance.
Historical Commission. The Historical Commission keeps a record of historical events and offers programs such as the Home and Garden Tour. The Historical Commission also oversees the Historical Museum.
Board of Review. The Board of Review considers appeals to property assessments. Oakland County Equalization serves as the City’s Assessor and provides staff support and training to Board of Review members. The Board of Review meets three times a year – three days in March, one time in July, and one time in December.