Looking to get involved in your community? Serving on a City Board or Commission is a great way to make a difference in your city.
City Commission Policy 300-06
You can read about our boards and commissions here before you apply.
Some boards have more requirements than others. We'll guide you through this process if you apply online.
Apply Online in English
We check with a few departments to make sure you're in good standing: the City Attorney, the City Treasurer, and Income Tax. Contact these departments to make sure your application is approved. You can call us, and we'll connect you with these departments. Our number is in the Contact Us section of this page.
This process can take some time. Here are a few things to keep in mind:
If you want to sit on a board, it's a good idea to go to meetings. You can get familiar with the board's duties and meet current members.
Download the Application in English
Send the form to the address, email, or fax number in the Contact Us section of this page.
We can mail, email, or fax the form to you. Call the number in the Contact Us section of this page.
We're happy to help you fill out an application. We're located in City Hall on the second floor. You can find our address in the Contact Us section of this page.
Board and Commission Descriptions
Current Vacancy List(PDF, 192KB)
311 or 616.456.3000
300 Monroe Avenue NW,
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
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