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Boards & Commissions

updated: Thursday, March 12, 2015

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 March 2, 2015.

The following Boards & Commissions currently have vacancies:

  • 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. (One vacancy – 4 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:



Environment and Sustainability Commission: Sustainable SLP

updated: Monday, April 06, 2015

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

The next meeting of ESC: SSLP will be held on Tuesday, April 7, 6:30 p.m.

Community Room, City Hall 1st Floor, 5005 Minnetonka Blvd.
Questions may be directed to the ESC: SSLP Liaison, Phil Elkin, (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



Board of Zoning Appeals

updated: Thursday, February 26, 2015

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: Monday, March 02, 2015

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:

  • 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. (1 vacancy - 4 year term)

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



Charter Commission

updated: Monday, April 13, 2015

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: Tuesday, February 24, 2015

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...


Fire Civil Service Commission

updated: Friday, April 10, 2015

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
Stuart Williams
David Lee
William MacMillan

 

Agenda & Minutes
January 22, 2015 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 Timpone (952) 928-2846 atimpone@stlouispark.org



Housing Authority

updated: Monday, April 06, 2015

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 Housing Authority consists of five members.

Meeting Information

For more information or a complete agenda, please call (952) 924-2579.

Commission Members
Catherine Courtney
Renee DuFour
Trinicia Hill
Justin Kaufman
Suzanne Metzger

 

Agenda & Minutes
August 12, 2015 Agenda Minutes
July 8, 2015 Agenda Minutes
June 10, 2015 Agenda Minutes
May 13, 2015 Agenda Minutes
April 8, 2015 Agenda Minutes
March 11, 2015 Agenda Minutes
February 11, 2015 Agenda Minutes
January 14, 2015 Agenda Minutes
December 10, 2014 Agenda Minutes
November 12, 2014 Agenda Minutes
October 8, 2014 Agenda Minutes
September 10, 2014 Agenda Minutes
August 13, 2014 Agenda Minutes

 

Commission Liaison:

Name Phone Email
  (952) 924-2579  



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: Tuesday, April 14, 2015

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, April 02, 2015

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
April 1, 2015 Agenda
 
March 4, 2015 Agenda Minutes
February 25, 2015 Agenda Minutes
February 4, 2015 Agenda Minutes
January 21, 2015 Agenda Minutes
January 7, 2015 Agenda
Minutes
December 17, 2014 Agenda  
November 19, 2014 Agenda Minutes
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: Friday, February 20, 2015

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: Thursday, April 09, 2015

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: Monday, March 30, 2015

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