Boards & Commissions
The City of St. Louis Park encourages citizens to share their talents and perspectives by serving on an advisory board or commission. Citizen involvement and engagement 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 city government and help shape our community. In exchange for your commitment of both time and effort, these committees influence the policies, actions and progress of our community.
- Complete an electronic application here. Completed applications will be submitted electronically to the City Clerk's office.
- Download and print a paper application (.pdf) here. Send completed applications to the City Clerk's office at City Hall.
- If you would like an application mailed to you, please contact the City Clerk's office at 952.928.2840.
Applications for all boards and commissions, with the exception of the Charter Commission, will be reviewed and evaluated annually by the City Council. The annual board and commission appointments were approved by the City Council on May 16, 2016. The next round of annual appointments will take place in May of 2017. For complete details regarding the application and appointment process, please review the Rules & Procedures for Boards and Commissions or contact the City Clerk's office at 952.924.2525.
Individuals interested in being considered for appointment to future vacancies on a board or commission should submit a completed application to the City Clerk's Office. We encourage all applicants to use our NEW online application system. Incomplete submissions will not be accepted. Applications will be retained by the City Clerk's office for the period of one (1) year.
To learn more about a specific board or commission, review recent agendas and minutes, view a list of current members or contact information for staff liaisons, please use the links below:
- 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:
- Basset Creek Watershed Management Commission
- Community Education Advisory Commission
updated: Wednesday, September 28, 2016
The Environment and Sustainability Commission is dedicated to issues related to environment stewardship and sustainability in St. Louis Park. The 13-member commission includes eight (8) regular members, two (2) business members, one (1) residential tenant member and two (2) 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.
Community Room, City Hall 1st Floor, 5005 Minnetonka Blvd.
Questions may be directed to the ESC: SSLP Liaison, Shannon Pinc, 952.924.2191.
|Commission Members Term Expiration|
|Francie Abramson 5/31/19|
|Chris Anderson 5/31/17|
|Joe Barten 5/31/19|
|Terry Gips, Business Member 5/31/18|
|Ryan Griffin 5/31/18
|Julie Rappaport 5/31/19|
|Nancy Rose 5/31/17|
|Judy Voigt 5/31/17|
Jayne Stevenson, Youth Member 8/31/16
|VACANT, Business Member 5/31/18|
|VACANT, Residential Tenant Member 5/31/18|
|VACANT, Youth Member 8/31/16|
|May 6, 2015|
|June 3, 2015|
|July 8, 2015|
|August 5, 2015|
|September 9, 2015|
|October 7, 2015|
|November 4, 2015|
|December 2, 2015|
updated: Monday, October 24, 2016
The Board of Zoning Appeals (BOZA) 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 when 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...
updated: Monday, September 12, 2016
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...
updated: Monday, June 06, 2016
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...
updated: Monday, September 19, 2016
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.
|Agenda & Minutes|
|June 23, 2015||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|
updated: Thursday, August 18, 2016
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.
For more information or a complete agenda, please call 952.924.2579.
|Commission Members Term Expiration|
|Paul Beck 5/31/19|
Catherine Courtney 5/31/21
|David Gorski 5/31/20|
|Catherine Johnson 5/31/17|
|Richard Webb 5/31/18|
|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|
updated: Tuesday, June 28, 2016
Congratulations to the St. Louis Park High School organization, Students Organizing Against Racism (SOAR) for winning the 2015 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...
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...
updated: Wednesday, October 12, 2016
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 (7) regular members...
updated: Monday, October 10, 2016
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 (7) regular members, one (1) of which is appointed by the School District, and...
updated: Friday, September 16, 2016
The Police Advisory Commission was 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 positive interactions between the Police Department and the community. The work of the commission changes as the needs of the community...
updated: Thursday, October 27, 2016
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...
updated: Monday, August 01, 2016
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...