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Calling All Volunteers - Available Positions on City Boards!

by Katelyn Zeits
Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Are you passionate about your City and have a desire to give back?

The City welcomes your active participation on a volunteer City board. Join other volunteers in shaping policy initiatives and services affecting your community. The City looks forward to hearing from you!  

The following Boards have positions with expiring terms or current vacancies:

  • Traverse City Light and Power Board
  • Election Commission
  • Local Officers Compensation Commission
  • Board of Zoning Appeals – Alternate Member
  • Board of Tax Review
  • Farmers Market Advisory Board
  • Development Area Citizens Council (Residents of the TIF 97 District)

Thank you for your interest in serving on one of Traverse City’s Boards! As a potential Board member, you will serve as an ambassador to the community, helping our City Commission move forward with services affecting the community. No matter your interests, we have a Board to fit your passion. All Boards help us build a great community together.

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 Monday, February 10, 2020 in person at 400 Boardman Ave., or by email:

Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis for all boards and commissions.

Call for Nominations: Sara Hardy Humanitarian Award

by Katelyn Zeits
Thursday, January 16, 2020

January 16, 2020


PRESS RELEASE                                                                                 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                 

Contacts: Human Resources 922-4481

Sara Hardy Humanitarian Award: Call for Nominations

The Traverse City Human Rights Commission is accepting nominations for its annual Sara Hardy Humanitarian Award. Sara Hardy was instrumental in establishing the Human Rights Commission more than 30 years ago. This award recognizes her contributions to the community by honoring an individual who exemplifies the ideals of the Commission. These ideals are to promote mutual understanding and respect among all people and to discourage discriminatory practices. Recent recipients of the Award include Marian Kromkowski, Glenna and Ken Andrews, Jim Rowlett, Brian Simerson, Eugene Fox, Susan Odgers, Joe Lada, Helen Cook, Gladys Muñoz and Sally Van Vlleck.

To nominate someone you believe represents these ideals, please submit a letter to include the nominee’s name, address, telephone number and humanitarian activities they are involved in along with the reasons why you are nominating this individual.

The nominator should include their name and phone number in the letter as well. The nomination deadline is Friday, February 7, 2020. Please send nominations to the Traverse City Human Rights Commission, 400 Boardman Avenue, Traverse City, Michigan 49684 or fax to the Human Rights Commission at 231-922-4470.  Nominators may be invited to present their nominations in person to the Human Rights Commission.

The recipient of the award will be honored at the Governmental Center on a date to be determined. The reception will precede the presentation of the award at the Traverse City Commission meeting that evening.

For more information, please email Human Resources at

Nomination Form

We look forward to receiving your nomination.




The Performance 2019 now available!

by Alanna Crouch
Wednesday, January 15, 2020

The 2019 edition of the Performance is now available! The Performance is a report highlighting the accomplishments of the City of Traverse City over the past year. This brief document gives a snapshot of some of the many steps forward and investments made by your City and government, and made possible by countless efforts of volunteers, stakeholders, city and regional residents and City Commission and Staff.

Copies are available at the City Clerk's Office, the Traverse Area District Library, the Traverse Area Chamber of Commerce, and the Traverse City Tourism Office.

Click Here to view the Performance 2019! 

Thank You Volunteers of Traverse City!

by Katelyn Zeits
Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Without the countless volunteer board and committee members and other individuals who serve the City in some capacity, this fantastic community would not be what it is today. 

Thank you volunteers graphic