Saturday, September 11, 2010

Hey NoMi Residents, GET INVOLVED WITH YOUR CITY GOVERNMENT ~ Many opportunities to serve on City boards and commissions‏

Neighborhood and Community leaders,

Earlier this year the City of Minneapolis began making appointments to boards and commissions in a more streamlined way offering opportunities to be appointed to a board or commission two times each year. We are beginning the Fall cycle and this email is to share with you the information about the current openings as well as provide you with some resources to help your community stay informed. We would appreciate any assistance your organization could provide in getting the word out about these volunteer opportunities.

Current openings

On the City of Minneapolis Web site at you will find a list of vacancy notices. Positions are open until filled however applicants are encouraged to apply by October 1, 2010 as applications will be reviewed beginning October 4th.

There are over 100 open positions on 16 boards and commissions that 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

Getting the Word Out: Helpful resources

Here are some resources to help your organization and community members become more informed about the current openings for these resident-based City boards and commissions.

Sign up to receive notices directly

As one way to help target our message in the future we have added an email subscription list for City board and commission vacancies. I encourage you to sign up to receive notices which will include those open during the regular two cycles and any interim vacancies. Additionally, please consider adding this link to any newsletter or Web site articles you might publish.

Sign up to receive e-mail updates on City Boards and Commissions

If the above link does not work please visit

Open house & live “chat” coming in March

As part of this updated process an online chat and an open house are planned to give folks an opportunity to learn more about the boards with openings.

Online chat:

Tuesday, Sept. 21, noon to 1 p.m.

To access the online chat visit

Open house:

Thursday, Sept. 23, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
City Hall Rotunda
350 S. 5th St.

Please check out the current openings and pass along this information.

Jennifer Lastoka
Neighborhood and Community Relations Department
City of Minneapolis
Tri Tech Center, Room 220
331 2nd Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55401

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