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February 26, 5:30 p.m - Annual Meeting of City Council and Boards and Commissions
On Monday, February 26, at 5:30 p.m., the St. Louis Park City Council and city boards and commissions will conduct their annual meeting. At this meeting, each of the city boards and commissions presents a report to the city council about activities accomplished in the previous year, and plans for the current year. 

The meeting will take place in the Council Chambers at St. Louis Park City Hall, 5005 Minnetonka Blvd., St. Louis Park.

Agenda

5:30 p.m. Check in, light food/refreshments
6-6:15 p.m. Council updates on key city wide initiatives, including Vision 3.0 and Race Equity
6:15-8:30 p.m. Presentation of Annual Reports
8:30-9 p.m. Collaboration Mixer Activity (optional)
9 p.m. Adjourn

The final agenda and reports will be available the Friday prior to the meeting at Agendas & Minutes

Introduction
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.

Application Period Open for Annual Appointments to Boards and Commissions

Appointments to eight different boards and commissions occur annually.  Open positions are advertised below.  In March the City Council will review and evaluate the applications submitted.  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 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 952.928.2840.

The city encourages anyone who is interested in serving on a board or commission to submit an application.  The deadline to submit an application is February 28.  See below instructions on how to apply for an open position.

The city is currently accepting applications for the following positions:

COMMISSION POSITION POSITION REQUIREMENTS DEADLINE TO APPLY
Environment and Sustainability Regular Member Current St. Louis Park resident February 28, 2018
Environment and Sustainability Business Member Must reside & own a business in St. Louis Park Open until filled
Environment and Sustainability Residential Tenant See below for requirements.** Open until filled
Housing Authority  Commissioner Current St. Louis Park resident February 28, 2018
Human Rights Commission Commissioner  Current St. Louis Park resident  February 28, 2018 
Planning  Commissioner  Current St. Louis Park resident  February 28, 2018 
Planning Youth Member Student currently in/entering grades 7-12* Open until filled
Police Advisory   Commissioner  Current St. Louis Park resident  February 28, 2018 
Telecommunications Advisory Youth Member 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. 

**Residential Tenant Members on the Environment and Sustainability Commission must meet the following requirements in order to qualify:

  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.

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
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.