Why Become a Commissioner
Being a commissioner is a great way to be involved and active in your community! As a Commissioner you will apply your knowledge of the community and expertise in specific areas to help advise the city council and city staff on projects, programs, budgets, city code and more. The City has several commissions to choose from to offer your expertise and guidance: Parks and Recreation Commission, Environmental Commission, Planning Commission* and Housing Committee.
As a commissioner, you are expected to regularly attend your commission's meetings. Commissions meet at a variety of different times at least once per month, twice per month for the Planning Commission. Visit the specific Commission web page for information on the Commission's meeting dates and times:
*The Planning Commission is unique in that it is governed by state law. Its major responsibility is drafting the comprehensive plan. For more information on what the Planning Commission is responsible for please visit www.lmc.org or contact our Planning Department.
How to Apply
Applications for 2022-2023 commissions are currently closed. You may complete an application for future years in several ways:
- Complete the electronic form. Once you click "submit" - it will automatically be sent to the City Clerk.
- Commissioner Applications are accepted in person at City Hall, 8150 Barbara Avenue, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., using the Drop Box located left of the front doors.
- Mail your Commissioner Application to City Hall, ATTN: City Clerk, 8150 Barbara Avenue, Inver Grove Heights, MN 55077
- Fax your Commissioner Application with ATTN to City Clerk to 651-450-2502
Interview and Appointment Process
Once an application has been received, new commissioner applicants must be interviewed by the City Council. All current commissioners will also have the opportunity to interview with the Council. Interviews last approximately 15 minutes and are held in the Mayor’s Conference room at City Hall, 8150 Barbara Avenue. Council interviews with commissioner candidates were held on Wednesday, May 25, 2022.
The Council selects and appoints commission members the same day as interviews, during a special meeting. Meetings are televised on Ch. 14/799HD and also live-streamed and archived on Town Square Television's website.
Contact Judy Wonick, Administrative Support Specialist, at 651-450-2464 or firstname.lastname@example.org.