Boards & Commissionsupdated: Tuesday, March 04, 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 clicking here, 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. 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.
Current Board & Commission Vacancies
- Environment & 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. Business member is needed (resident of St. Louis Park and who owns or operates a business in the City).
- Human Rights Commission advises the City Council on issues related to discrimination and equal opportunity.
- Park & Recreation Advisory Commission considers matters pertaining to long-range park and recreation plans.
- Planning Commission advises the City Council in matters concerning comprehensive planning, zoning, platting, street changes, and general planning and development.
- Police Advisory Commission works to enhance awareness of Police Department services and provide opportunities for citizen involvement.
- Telecommunication Advisory Commission works on issues related to the cable TV franchises and other telecommunications issues.
- Youth Commissioners serve a one-year term and are needed on the Human Rights Commission, Parks & Recreation Advisory 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:
- Board of Zoning Appeals
- Charter Commission
- Environment & Sustainability Commission: Sustainable SLP
- Fire Civil Service Commission
- Housing Authority
- Human Rights Commission
- Parks & Recreation Commission
- Planning Commission
- Police Advisory Commission
- Telecommunications Commission
Other opportunities to serve: