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Three boards, commissions have openings for volunteer members

The City has openings for qualified and interested volunteers to serve on three boards: the Downtown Development Authority (DDA) Board of Directors, the Northville Senior Advisory Commission, and the Housing Commission.

The DDA Board of Directors strives to enhance the quality of life for the residents of the greater Northville area through economic and physical revitalization of the downtown business district. The DDA coordinates and supports activities to promote the economic viability of the downtown area. It also acts as an advocate for a safe, clean and attractive central business district. A strong downtown center is a major attraction for development and enhances the quality of the life for the entire community.

The board meets at 8 a.m. on the third Tuesday of each month in the lower level of City Hall. Information about the board composition and responsibilities is available on the DDA website. For more information, contact Lori Ward at 248-349-0345 or

The Northville Senior Advisory Commission serves as an advisory board for the senior services and programs of the Northville community; a liaison between the citizens of the community and the Senior Services program; and an advocate for the community and its governmental bodies on senior issues.

The nine-member commission includes three members who are city residents. It meets at 1 p.m. on the third Thursday of each month at the Northville Community Center.

This is a city resident position, serving a three-year term. Applicants must be a resident of the City of Northville for at least two years, be registered to vote in the city, and be able to demonstrate tangible evidence of his/her interest in senior programs. For more information, contact Pam Cameron at 248-305-2852 or

The Housing Commission sets policy and provides guidance for the management of Allen Terrace, an apartment community for independent senior citizens aged 55 and over. Meetings are held at 6 p.m. on the second Wednesday of the month at Allen Terrace.

Applicants must be a registered voter in the City of Northville and be a resident of the city for at least two years. For more information, contact Tracey Emmanuel at 248-349-8030 or

Applications for any of these positions will be accepted until the vacancy is filled and are available on the City of Northville’s website or at the City Clerk’s Office, 215 W. Main Street, Northville, MI, 48167. Completed applications should be returned to the City Clerk’s office, which also contacts applicants to schedule interviews with the Selection Committee. All applications will be kept on file for future consideration.

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