The City Council relies on a number of citizen boards and commissions to serve as advisory bodies to the Council. These boards and commissions play a vital role in providing advice and counsel to city government on a wide range of issues, including public safety, education, housing, economic development, architecture, planning, and other matters affecting the quality of life in our city. Membership consists of individuals from a variety of backgrounds, all of who share a commitment to public service.
Each board functions differently and the appointment process vary from board to board. The size of the board, criteria for membership, and member terms are set forth in most cases by an enabling state statute, city ordinance, or Executive Order.