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The City is Seeking Volunteers for Boards and Committees

by Katelyn Zeits
Thursday, May 25, 2017

Subject:           Invitation to Apply - Openings Available on Boards and Committees

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 Zoning Appeals
The purpose of the Board of Zoning Appeals is to hear and decide on appeals brought to the Building Official, Zoning Administrator, etc. and to interpret provisions of the Zoning Code. The Board’s regular meeting date is the second Tuesday of each month at 7:00 pm.

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.  This person shall be a City resident. 

Coast Guard City Committee
This committee serves in an advisory capacity to the City Commission to make recommendations on matter relating to operation, development, and planning of the United States Coast Guard services, facilities, and programs within the City of Traverse City. The goal of the Coast Guard City Committee is to educate our community on the value of a Coast Guard presence, create opportunities to acknowledge the professional work of the Coast Guard men and woman and to establish referrals for Coast Guard personnel and their families for services not provided by the Coast Guard.

For more information on these boards and other City boards, please visit

If you are interested in serving, please contact the City Clerk’s Office at 231-922-4480 by Friday, June 9, 2017 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.