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Invitation to Apply for City Boards and Committees

by Katelyn Zeits
Monday, October 10, 2016

Contact:          Katelyn Zeits, Deputy City Clerk,

Traverse City residents are invited to participate in the process of government by serving on one of the city's citizen boards and committees. Through this service, civic-minded citizens can become involved in their local government. The city, in turn, benefits from the knowledge, experience and expertise of our citizens.

Board of Tax Review
The purpose of the Board of Tax Review is to examine, review, and correct the assessment roll. Members of this board have minimal commitment, only meeting periodically throughout the year.  

Planning Commission 
The purpose of this commission is to prepare and adopt master plan for the City; and to review development proposals, both private and public, regarding their consistency with City plans.

Election Commission
The primary purpose of the Election Commission is to appoint Election Inspector in advance of each election. Members of this board have minimal commitment, meeting approximately two times a year.

District Library Board
The library board’s purpose is to formulate policy and set budget for the Traverse Area District Library. Interested individuals shall be City residents.

Local Officers Compensation Commission
This Commission determines the salaries of such local elected offices, which determination shall be the salaries of the legislative bodies.  This board is a low commitment, meeting only in odd years.

Brown Bridge Advisory Committee
To make recommendations to restore, preserve and protect the integrity of the Brown Bridge property under the direction of the City Manager. This committee meets only quarterly on the third Thursday.  

If you are interested in serving, please contact the City Clerk’s Office at 231-922-4480 by Friday, October 29, 2016 for an “Application to Become Involved” or visit our website:

Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis for all boards and commissions and are kept on file for a period of one year; applicants must not be in default to the City.