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Boards & Commissions

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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.

Board and commission meetings

View each individual board or commission to see upcoming meeting dates. Meetings are not held on holidays that are recognized by the city council. View a complete list of council approved holidays.

Current openings

The city is currently accepting applications for the following positions through Feb. 28.

Board of zoning appeals Regular member (3)  Resident of the city  Feb. 28, 2019
Environment and sustainability commission Regular member (3) City resident or business owner  Feb. 28, 2019 
Housing authority  Regular member (1) Resident of the city   Feb. 28, 2019 
Human rights commission Regular member (2) Resident of the city   Feb. 28, 2019 
Parks and recreation advisory commission  Regular member (2) Resident of the city   Feb. 28, 2019 
Planning commission  Regular member (2) Resident of the city   Feb. 28, 2019 
Police advisory commission Regular member (3) Resident of the city   Feb. 28, 2019 

Telecommunications advisory commission 

Regular member (3) Resident of the city   Feb. 28, 2019 
Telecommunications advisory commission Youth member (1) Student currently in/entering grades 7-12* Open until filled 

*Youth members are required to be a high school student (grades 7-12) of a private or public school located in the city. 

How to apply

Applications for the annual appointments are being accepted until Feb. 28. 

We encourage all applicants to use our online application system. Incomplete submissions will not be accepted. Applications will be kept on file in the St. Louis Park City Clerk's Office for one year. 

  1. Complete an online application: Completed applications will be submitted electronically to the city clerk's office.
  2. Download and print a paper application: Send completed applications to the city clerk's office at City Hall.
  3. If you would like an application mailed to you, please contact the city clerk's office at 952.928.2840.

Annual appointment process

Appointments to eight different boards and commissions occur annually. Those interested in joining a board or commission should apply by Feb. 28.

The city council will review and evaluate the submitted applications in March. Candidates may be invited to an interview, typically scheduled sometime in April.

Formal appointments are approved by the city council at their second regular meeting in May. Terms for newly appointed board/commission members begin on May 31.  

For details regarding the application and appointment process, review the rules and procedures for boards and commissions or contact Maria Carrillo Perez, management assistant, at 952.928.1417 or

Learn more about the commissions and boards

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:

Other opportunities to serve

Basset Creek Watershed Management Commission

The Bassett Creek Watershed Management Commission works to maintain and improve the quality of surface and ground water resources of the watershed. The commission is made up of a commissioner, alternate and technical advisor from the nine member municipalities of Crystal, Golden Valley, Medicine Lake, Minneapolis, Minnetonka, New Hope, Plymouth, Robbinsdale and St. Louis Park. The commission meets the third Thursday of every month at 11:30 a.m. in Golden Valley.

Community Education Advisory Council (CEAC)

This advisory council makes recommendations on programming, budgeting and funding sources for St. Louis Park Community Education programs, which are available for people of all ages. Members of the council represent various interests in the community including the St. Louis Park School Board, city council, service organizations, parks and recreation, health providers and businesses. The council meets on the third Tuesday of every month.