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Available Positions on Various City Boards!

by Katelyn Zeits
Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Community members 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.

Brown Bridge Advisory Committee - The purpose of this committee is to recommendations to restore, preserve and protect the integrity of the Brown Bridge Quiet Area and surrounding property. This committee meets only quarterly on the third Thursday.  Perfect for someone with limited time that wants to be involved!

Farmers Market Advisory Board - Typically meets once a month to advise the Downtown Development Authority Board on upholding the mission of the Sara Hardy Downtown Farmers Market for the betterment of the market. Who doesn’t love the Farmers Market?

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. Help to ensure a seamless election for the City!

Traverse City Light and Power Board - Typically meets once a month, this board has exclusive jurisdiction, control and management of the Light and Power Department and all its operations and facilities. Unless specifically allocated to the City Commission or to a City official, the Board has all of the powers and duties possessed by the City to construct, acquire, expand and operate the Light and Power system. Let’s keep the lights on!

Art Selection Panel - Meeting infrequently, this board is comprised with various art professionals who understand the challenges with public art and would like to actively participate in the selection of artists for projects in our community. Help define our public spaces with public art! 

For more information on these boards and other City boards, or to find our “Application to Become Involved, please visit

If you are interested in serving, please submit your application to the City Clerk’s Office by Friday, January 19, 2018 in person at 400 Boardman Ave., or by email:

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.