Public involvement is crucial to the City’s decision-making process, and appointed advisory bodies are an important and valued part of City government. There are particular areas of decision-making which benefit from the advice and counsel of qualified residents. By advising the Mayor, City Council and staff, bringing new ideas to the table, and representing all of the diverse elements of our community, members of advisory bodies assist the Mayor and City Council in making the best, most informed decisions possible, for the benefit of the community.
Serving on one of the City’s boards, commissions or citizen advisory committees can be a fascinating and rewarding experience. Members are charged with formulating new ideas, information gathering, receiving public testimony and comments, analyzing complex issues, and making recommendations on specific projects and broad policy issues to help the Mayor and City Council to make better-informed decisions.
Applications are accepted year-round and vacancies are filled as they become available. Some advisory positions may have other membership requirements. Please click here to access the Advisory Body Application (PDF).
Completed applications and supplemental information (if applicable) may be submitted either electronically, by mail or in-person to the City Clerk's Office as follows: