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Boards & Commissions

updated: Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Citizen involvement improves the quality and responsiveness of public decision-making. Serving as a member of a board or commission offers an excellent opportunity to become actively involved in your city government. The City of St. Louis Park welcomes its citizens to share their talents and perspectives by serving on an advisory Board or Commission. In exchange for your commitment of both time and effort, these committees influence the policies, actions and progress of our community.

Individuals interested in being considered for an appointment to a Board or Commission should submit an application form to the City Clerk's Office. Applications are available at City Hall, by contacting the City Clerk's office at (952) 924-2505 if you would like an application mailed to you, or get the Board or Commission application pdf. Applications for all Boards and Commissions, with the exception of the Charter Commission, will be reviewed by City Council. Applicants must be able to attend scheduled evening meetings.

In order to provide young people with an opportunity to contribute their ideas and to participate in City Government, several advisory groups have positions for youth representatives. Interested high school youth (public, private or home-school) should check the "Student (under 18)" box at the top of the application form.

Boards & Commissions Application - PDF
Boards & Commissions Application - DOC

Current Board & Commission Vacancies:

Application deadline is January 7, 2015.

The following Boards & Commissions currently have vacancies:

  • Bassett Creek Watershed Management Commission (alternate commission member) works to maintain & enhance the quality of surface & ground water resources of the watershed. (One alternate commissioner – 3 year term)
  • Charter Commission whose mission is to evaluate and propose changes which are warranted in the City Home Rule Charter as provided by State Statute. The Commission also monitors legislative activities on an on-going basis. All members are appointed by Hennepin County Chief Judge Peter Cahill. (Two commissioners – 4 year terms)
  • Environment and Sustainability Commission: Sustainable SLP advises the City Council on sustainability issues and serves as a conduit for information and direction to and from residents and the public. (One regular member – 3 year term)
  • Telecommunications Advisory Commission advises Council regarding the existing and future cable TV franchises and related services in St. Louis Park. (One commissioner – 3 year term)
  • Youth Commissioners serve a one-year term and are needed on the Environment and Sustainability Commission-Sustainable SLP; Planning Commission; Police Advisory Commission; and Telecommunications Advisory Commission.

To learn more about each commission, review agenda and minutes, and to see a list of current members and staff liaison contact information, please click one of the following links:

Other opportunities to serve:



Board of Zoning Appeals

updated: Wednesday, November 26, 2014

The Board of Zoning Appeals consists of five regular members who act in an advisory capacity to the City Council. BOZA may hear and make recommendations on matters referred to them or by which it is required under the Zoning Ordinance. The Board shall hear and decide on variances to be granted in regard to the Zoning Ordinance and other applicable...


Boards & Commissions Vacancies

updated: Thursday, December 04, 2014

Individuals interested in being considered for an appointment to a Board or Commission should submit an application to the City Clerk's office. Applications are available at City Hall, by filling out an application below, or by contacting the City Clerk's office at (952) 924-2505 if you would like an application mailed to you. Applications for all Boards and Commissions, with the exception of the Charter Commission, will be reviewed by City Council.

The following Boards & Commissions currently have vacancies:

  • Police Advisory Commission works to enhance awareness of Police Department services and provide opportunities for citizen involvement. (One Commissioner – 1 year term)

  • Fire Civil Service Commission is a three person commission which is vested with the authority to regulate and supervise the employment, promotion, discharge and suspension of all sworn full-time fire positions of the St. Louis Park Fire Department. (One Commissioner – 1 year term)

  • Basset Creek Water Management Commission works to maintain and enhance the quality of surface and ground water resources of the watershed. (Alternate Commissioner vacancy)

  • Youth Commissioners serve a one-year term and are needed for the following commissions:
    • Human Rights Commission
    • Police Advisory Commission
    • Telecommunications Advisory Commission
    • Environment and Sustainability Commission: Sustainable SLP

  • Charter Commission monitors legislative activities and evaluates changes warranted in the City Home Rule Charter as provided by State Statute. All members are appointed by Hennepin County Chief Judge Peter Cahill. (2 vacancies - 4 year terms)

Boards & Commissions Application - PDF
Boards & Commissions Application - DOC



Charter Commission

updated: Thursday, December 04, 2014

The Charter Commission is a citizens' group comprised of 15 members appointed by the Chief Judge of Hennepin County District Court. The Commission's mission is to evaluate and propose changes that are warranted in the City Home Rule Charter as provided by State Statute. The commission also monitors legislative activities on an on-going basis. The...


Community Education Advisory Council

updated: Monday, September 08, 2014

The Community Education Advisory Council (CEAC) makes recommendations on programming, budgeting and funding sources for St. Louis Park Community Education programs for all ages, children and seniors alike. Its members represent various interests in the community including the School Board, City Council, service organizations, parks and recreation...


Environment and Sustainability Commission: Sustainable SLP

updated: Thursday, December 04, 2014

The Environment and Sustainability Commission is a newly created advisory commission dedicated to issues related to the environment and sustainability in St. Louis Park. The 13-member commission includes eight regular members, two business members, one residential tenant member and two youth members. The commission advises the City Council on sustainability issues and serve as a conduit for information and direction to and from residents and the public. All members are appointed by the City Council who ensure representation from each city ward.

Meetings are held monthly on the first Wednesday of the month at 6:30 p.m.

For meeting information, click here
If you have questions, please call (952) 924-2687.

Commission Members
Chris Anderson
Mark Eilers
Rachel Harris
Tom Hillstrom
Cindy Larson O'Neil
Renee McGarvey
Judy Voigt
Terry Gips
Alex Sundvall
Nancy Rose
Ryan Griffin
Karen Kaphingst
Open - Student Member

Commission Liaisons:

Name Phone Email
Phil Elkin (952) 924-2687 pelkin@stlouispark.org



Fire Civil Service Commission

updated: Tuesday, November 25, 2014

The Fire Civil Service Commission is a three-person commission appointed by the City Council. The Commission is vested with the authority to regulate and supervise the employment, promotion, discharge and suspension of all sworn fire positions of full-time status of the St. Louis Park Fire Department.

Meetings are held as needed.

Commission Members
Jim Rhodes
David Lee
William MacMillan

 

Agenda & Minutes
November 17, 2014 Agenda Minutes
June 26, 2014 Agenda Minutes
April 23, 2014 Agenda Minutes
March 14, 2014 Agenda Minutes
February 3, 2014 Agenda Minutes
December 18, 2013 Agenda Minutes
August 26, 2013 Agenda Minutes
June 7, 2013 Agenda Minutes
April 30, 2013 Agenda Minutes

 

Commission Liaison:

Name Phone Email
Ali Fosse (952) 928-2846 afosse@stlouispark.org



Housing Authority

updated: Tuesday, October 14, 2014

The Housing Authority assists and advises the City Council in matters concerning all types and levels of housing in the city such as the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program, Public Housing, and TRAILS (a self-sufficiency program). Members must be willing to attend a meeting held on the second Wednesday of each month at 5 p.m. The...


Human Rights Award Nominations Sought

updated: Wednesday, November 05, 2014

The St. Louis Park Human Rights Commission is seeking nominations for the 2014 Human Rights Award. The Human Rights Award recognizes individuals, groups, organizations or businesses that have made an outstanding contribution toward increasing understanding and cooperation between people of different backgrounds in St. Louis Park.

Nominations will be accepted through Monday, December 12, 2014. The recipient(s) will be selected by the Human Rights Commission and the award will be presented at a City Council meeting in early 2015.

If you have questions regarding the award, contact staff liaison Breanna Erickson at (952) 924-2184.



Human Rights Commission

The Human Rights Commission advises the City Council on how to ensure equal opportunity and participation in housing, employment, public service, public accommodations and education. The Commission consists of nine regular voting members, one of which is an attorney, another that is appointed by the School Board and another that is a youth member...


Parks & Recreation Advisory Commission

updated: Monday, November 17, 2014

The Parks and Recreation Advisory Commission considers matters pertaining to long-range park and recreation plans; and may offer recommendations in new development areas in relation to park and recreation space. The City Council may request the Commission to study and advise on other related items. The Commission consists of seven regular members...


Planning Commission

updated: Thursday, December 18, 2014

The Planning Commission advises the City Council in matters concerning comprehensive planning, zoning, platting, street changes, and general planning and development. This Commission may also hold public hearings on certain issues. The commission consists of seven regular members and one non-voting youth member.

Meetings are held the first and third Wednesday of each month at 6 p.m.

Planning Commission meetings are shown live on Civic Cable TV Channel 17. Meetings are also replayed on Wednesdays at 8 a.m., 2 p.m. and 2 a.m., and on Fridays at 8 a.m., 2 p.m. and 2 a.m.

For meeting information, click here. If you have questions please contact (952) 924-2572.

Planning Commission Members
Lynne Carper
Claudia Johnston-Madison
Robert Kramer
Richard Person
Lisa Peilen
Carl Robertson
Joe Tatalovich
 
Agenda & Minutes
December 17, 2014 Agenda  
November 19, 2014 Agenda  
November 5, 2014 Agenda  
October 15, 2014 Agenda Minutes
September 17, 2014 Agenda Minutes
August 6, 2014 Agenda
Minutes
July 2, 2014 Agenda Minutes
May 7, 2014 Agenda Minutes
April 23, 2014 Agenda Minutes
February 5, 2014 Agenda Minutes
December 18, 2013 Agenda Minutes
October 16, 2013 Agenda Minutes
September 18, 2013 Agenda Minutes
August 21, 2013 Agenda Minutes
August 7, 2013 Agenda Minutes
July 17, 2013 Agenda Minutes
June 26, 2013 Agenda Minutes
June 5, 2013 Agenda Minutes
May 15, 2013 Agenda Minutes
April 17, 2013 Agenda Minutes
March 20, 2013 Agenda Minutes
March 6, 2013 Agenda Minutes

Commission Liaisons:

Name Phone Email
Meg McMonigal (952) 924-2573 mmcmonigal@stlouispark.org
Nancy Sells (952) 924-2572 nsells@stlouispark.org
 

 



Police Advisory Commission

updated: Wednesday, December 17, 2014

The Police Advisory commission recently formed as a way to enhance awareness of police department capabilities and services; provide an opportunity for citizen involvement and input in police services; and encourage exchange between the police department and the community. The work of the commission changes as the needs of the community change....


Telecommunications Advisory Commission

updated: Wednesday, December 10, 2014

The Telecommunications Advisory Commission advises Council regarding the existing and future cable TV franchises and related services in St. Louis Park. It receives citizen comments or complaints about cable service, recommends improvements to the system and studies other technologies as directed by the Council. The commission consists of seven...


Bassett Creek Watershed Management Commission

updated: Tuesday, October 07, 2014

The Bassett Creek Watershed Management Commission works to maintain and enhance the quality of surface and ground water resources of the watershed. The commission is comprised of a commissioner, alternate and technical advisor from the nine member municipalities of Crystal, Golden Valley, Medicine Lake, Minneapolis, Minnetonka, New Hope, Plymouth...


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St. Louis Park City Hall
5005 Minnetonka Blvd.
St. Louis Park, MN 55416
Phone: (952) 924-2500 Email: info@stlouispark.org