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.

Current Openings

The city is currently accepting applications for the following positions.

Commission Position  Position Requirements Deadline to Apply
Environment & Sustainability Youth Member Student currently in/entering grades 7-12* September 30, 2017
Environment & Sustainability Youth Member Student currently in/entering grades 7-12* September 30, 2017
Environment & Sustainability Business Member Must reside & own a business in St. Louis Park Open until filled
Environment & Sustainability Residential Tenant See below for requirements.** Open until filled
Human Rights Youth Member Student currently in/entering grades 7-12 September 30, 2017
Parks & Rec Advisory Youth Member Student currently in/entering grades 7-12* September 30, 2017
Planning Youth Member Student currently in/entering grades 7-12* September 30, 2017
Telecommunications Advisory Youth Member Student currently in/entering grades 7-12* September 30, 2017

*Youth members are required to be a high school student (currently in grades 7-12) of a private or public school located in the city. 
**In order to qualify for the Residential Tenant Member position on the Environment and Sustainability Commission the following requirements must be met: 1)Member shall, for at least 365 calendar days prior to appointment, reside in the city and meet the definition of a tenant as contained in Chapter 1 of the St. Louis Park City Code as it applies to the member's residence. 2)Definition of Tenant: the term "tenant" when applied to a building or land, shall include any person holding a written or oral lease of or who occupies the whole or part of such building or land either alone or with others.

Apply for an Open Position

We encourage all applicants to use our online application system. Incomplete submissions will not be accepted. Applications will be kept on file in the 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. Advertisement of all open positions occurs in January of each year and applications are accepted through the end of February. The City Council reviews and evaluates the applications submitted in March and may invite candidates 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 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.

Learn More About the Commissions

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 
  • 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.