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Tuesday September 14th, 2010 :: 11:00 a.m. CDT

Minneapolis has many Board positions open. See below to apply.

Apply for openings on Minneapolis boards and commissions
Volunteers on City of Minneapolis boards and commissions provide valuable insights, help shape key policy decisions and provide community-based input into administration of services. Applications are now being accepted for the over 100 open positions on 16 boards and commissions that the City Council and Mayor will appoint this fall. The City is seeking applicants with a diversity of backgrounds and experiences to strengthen the work of the City.
Applications will be reviewed beginning October 4th, 2010, however the positions are open until filled. For a full list of appointment opportunities and position descriptions as well as additional information visit the boards and commissions website at
To learn more about a particular open position or board/commission please join us in an online chat or visit our open house.
Online chat:
An online chat is scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 21 from noon to 1 p.m. to answer questions about board and commission openings. To access the online chat visit
Open house:
People who want to learn more about these volunteer opportunities are encouraged to attend an open house on Thursday, Sept. 23 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in City Hall Rotunda at 350 S. 5th St.
Boards/Commissions with open positions include:
Basset Creek Watershed Management Commission
Capital Long-Range Improvement Committee (CLIC)
Citizen Environmental Advisory Committee (CEAC)
Civil Rights Commission
Civilian Police Review Authority
Heritage Preservation Commission
Housing Board of Appeals
Metropolitan Sports Facilities Commission
Minneapolis Advisory Committee on People with Disabilities
Minneapolis Arts Commission
Minneapolis Telecommunications Network (MTN)
Public Health Advisory Committee (PHAC)
Senior Citizens Advisory Committee
Shingle Creek Watershed Management Commission
Youth Violence Prevention Executive Committee
Zoning Board of Adjustment
To receive future notices about current openings on City boards and commissions please sign up to receive e-mail updates but visiting
This is part of a new streamlined process to appoint members to the City’s boards and commissions. Appointments to boards and commissions will be made twice a year — in the spring and fall in an effort to make it easier for folks to learn about volunteer opportunities, ensure a more open and understandable process for residents, and increase the diversity of the applicant pool.

City of Minneapolis Boards and Commissions
Fall 2010 Open Positions

Application review process will begin Monday October 4th, 2010

Minneapolis Arts Commission
The Arts Commission fosters the development of the arts, seeks financial support for the arts, advises the City Council on arts-related matters and stimulates participation in and appreciation of the arts by all Minneapolis residents.
Staff Contact: Arlene Robinson, 612-673-2597

Minneapolis Citizen Environmental Advisory Committee (CEAC)
The Minneapolis Citizen Environmental Advisory Committee (CEAC) advises on the environmental effects of City policies and programs with local or global impacts. CEAC works closely with the Environmental Coordinating Team that is confronting problems associated with past industrial and land use practices by engaging the expertise of various City departments associated with Minneapolis' environmental issues.
Staff Contact: Gayle Prest, 612-673-2931, or

Civilian Police Review Authority
The Civilian Police Review Authority works to provide fair and impartial investigation of citizen allegations of misconduct on the part of officers of the Minneapolis Police Department and make conclusions based on findings of fact.
Staff Contact: Sharon Pelka, 612-673-5502, or

Capital Long-Range Improvement Committee (CLIC)
The Minneapolis Capital Long-Range Improvement Committee (CLIC) makes recommendations to the City Council and Mayor on the five-year capital improvement program.
Staff Contact: Mike Abeln, 612-673-3496 or

Minneapolis Advisory Committee on People with Disabilities
The Minneapolis Advisory Committee on People with Disabilities advises the City on topics that affect children and adults with disabilities throughout Minneapolis, without regard to disability or other protected class status, and works to improve life’s opportunities by resolving conflicts involving persons with disabilities protecting their right to fully participate in society.
Staff Contact: Ruth Kildow, 612-673-3567,

Minneapolis Heritage Preservation Commission (HPC)
The Minneapolis Heritage Preservation Commission (HPC) serves as a citizen advisory body to the Minneapolis City Council. The HPC is part of a nation-wide network of groups dedicated to the preservation and celebration of our local and national heritage. The Commission holds public hearings on matters related to preservation.
Staff Contact: Jack Byers, 612-673-2634,

Public Health Advisory Committee
The Public Health Advisory Committee (PHAC) advises the City Council and the Department of Health & Family Support on policy matters affecting the health of Minneapolis residents. Members serve as liaisons between the City and the community in addressing health concerns. In this role, PHAC makes every effort to ensure that the concerns addressed and represented reflect the diverse viewpoints and interests of the Minneapolis community as a whole.
Staff Contact: Emily Wang, 612-673-2144, or

Shingle Creek Watershed Management Commission
The Shingle Creek Watershed Management Commission is responsible for setting water quantity and water quality goals for the protection of Shingle Creek and the lakes within the watershed boundary. The Commission reviews construction plans, establishes guidelines for storm water treatment ponds, monitors water quality, reviews reports, and meets with other governmental agencies in order to achieve their goals.
Staff Contact: Lois Eberhart, 612-673-3260, or

Minneapolis Telecommunications Network (MTN)
The Minneapolis Telecommunications Network (MTN) promotes the use of cable communication systems for community and public access in the city of Minneapolis. The Board is responsible for addressing the information and cultural needs of residents, businesses, non-profit organizations, and governmental bodies, to regulate, control and manage dedicated public channels and to make recommendations on other franchise issues.
Staff Contact: C John Harrison, 612-673-2906, or

Housing Board of Appeals
The Minneapolis Housing Board of Appeals hears and acts upon all appeals of the housing maintenance code. The Board may modify, sustain, or quash an order or requirement related to enforcement of the housing maintenance code but can make no determination that would endanger health or safety.
Staff Contact: Sandy Lundberg, 612-673-5891, or

Youth Violence Prevention Executive Committee
The Youth Violence Prevention Executive Committee directs efforts to significantly reduce youth violence in Minneapolis by overseeing the general implementation of the Youth Violence Prevention Blueprint for Action. They also provide advice and recommendations on high level strategic and policy issues, develop strategic partnerships and resources, and promote and engage a cross section of community stakeholders in the implementation of the plan.
Staff Contact: Bass Zanjani, 612-673-5438 or

Basset Creek Watershed Management Commission
The Basset Creek Watershed Management Commission works to prevent flooding and improve water quality, protect fish and wildlife habitat and water recreating facilities in a watershed in the west metropolitan area, and promote and encourage cooperation among member cities in coordinating local surface water plans.
Staff Contact: Lois Eberhart, 612-673-3260 or

Civil Rights Commission
The Civil Rights Commission implements the City’s Civil Rights policies through public information and education; mediation and conciliation; and enforcement. The commission’s members serve on standing committees and hearing panels that hear allegations of citizens regarding violations of their civil rights.
Staff Contact: Monica Diaz, 612-673.2091, or

Metropolitan Sports Facilities Commission
The Metropolitan Sports Facilities Commission is responsible for maintenance, leasing and other aspects of the operations of the Metrodome facilities.
Staff Contact: Nancy Matowitz, 612-335-3310, or

Senior Citizen Advisory Committee
The Senior Citizen Advisory Committee advises the Mayor and City Council on concerns relating to senior citizens & recommends actions to solve such concerns, acts as a liaison for the senior citizen community, and suggests programs and activities of value to senior citizens and the City of Minneapolis.
Staff Contact: Ruth Kildow, 612-673-3567,

Zoning Board of Adjustment
The Minneapolis Zoning Board of Adjustment hears and decides appeals from decisions made by the Zoning Administrator under the Zoning Code; hears and acts upon applications for variances from the terms of the Zoning Code; and hears matters referred to it by the Zoning Code.
Staff Contact: Shanna Sether, 612/673-2307, or

Application review process will begin Monday October 4th, 2010

Applying to Volunteer on a City Board or Commission

• Animal Care & Control Advisory Board
• Latino Advisory Committee
• Neighborhood and Community Engagement Commission
• Pedestrian Advisory Committee
• Workforce Council, Minneapolis (Private Industry Council)
• Special Service Districts:
o 48th St E & Chicago Ave S
o Bloomington - Lake
o Central Ave
o Chicago - Lake
o Dinkytown
o East Lake
o Franklin Avenue East
o Hennepin Theatre District
o Linden Hills (43rd St W & Upton Ave S)
o Lyndale-Lake
o Nicollet Ave S
o Nicollet Mall
o South Hennepin Ave
o Stadium Village
o Uptown (aka Hennepin-Lake) February
March Current openings posted publicly

Open house to learn more August
September FALL
• Arts Commission, Minneapolis
• Audit Committee
(A standing committee of the City Council)
• Bassett Creek Watershed Management Commission
• Capital Long-Range Improvements Committee (CLIC)
• Environmental Advisory Committee
• Civil Rights Commission
• Civilian Police Review Authority
• Family Housing Fund (Mc Knight),
Minneapolis/St. Paul
• Heritage Preservation Commission
• Housing Board Of Appeals
• Minneapolis Advisory Committee on
People with Disabilities
• Planning Commission
• Public Health Advisory Committee
• Public Housing Authority
• Senior Citizen Advisory Committee
• Shingle Creek Watershed Management Commission
• Sports Facilities Commission, Metropolitan
• Telecommunications Network, Minneapolis (MTN)
• Youth Violence Prevention Executive Committee
• Zoning Board of Adjustment
April Applications reviewed October
June Applications reviewed and
appointments made through formal processes November
July New members attend orientation & 1st meeting January

Appointments are typically made in the above cycles however interim appointments may be made on an as needed basis.

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