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Get involved: join a city board or commission this fall

Posted on 02 October 2020 by Tesha Christensen

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.
Potential applicants can find more information at 612-673-2216, OpenAppointments@minneapolismn.gov or minneapolismn.gov/boards/openings.
Twenty-four city boards and commissions have openings for 97 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 services are available so all residents can participate.
The positions are open until filled.
City boards and commissions have brought forward recommendations that resulted in renter protections, wage protections and a ban on a hazardous chemical 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.