Boards and Commissions
City Council encourages citizen involvement in City government, relying on dedicated residents to serve the City as a volunteer on various Boards and Commissions.   Through strong community support and participation, Northville provides quality services, creating a desirable community for our citizens.  To attract the most qualified individuals to serve on our Boards and Commissions, vacancies are announced at City Council Meetings, the website, City News, and social media. 



BOARD AND COMMISSION VACANCIES

The City of Northville is accepting applications for qualified volunteers interested in being considered to serve on the Beautification Commission, Board of Zoning Appeals, Northville Youth Network, and Planning Commission. Descriptions and board/commission information is noted below. 

Click here to submit an application.  Following the application submission deadline, the City Clerk's office contacts applicants to schedule an interview with the Board and Commission Selection Committee.  All applications will be kept on file for future consideration.  To be considered, applications must be submitted by May 13, 2022. 


Beautification Commission

The Beautification Commission (BC) is involved in various beautification projects throughout the City.  Generally, meetings are held the first Monday of the month at 8:30 a.m., March through October. Applicants must reside within a 5-mile radius of Northville City Hall or have business interests in the City of Northville. More information is available here

Board of Zoning Appeals
The Board of Zoning Appeals (BZA) carries out the provisions in Article 25 of the City of Northville Zoning Ordinance, and also considers other matters that the BZA is called upon to act under law or other ordinances. The board meets at 7 p.m. on the first Wednesday of the month at City Hall. Applicants must be registered to vote in the City of Northville. More information is available here.

Northville Youth Network
The Northville Youth Network Commission acts as an advisory board to the Northville Youth Network (NYN) programs and services, serves as a liaison between the community and the NYN program, and is an advocate for youth and families to governmental bodies in the City and Township.  Meetings are held at 8 a.m. on the second Tuesday of the month. This is a City Resident position. Applicants must be a resident of the City of Northville (at least two years), a registered voter in the City, and have demonstrated tangible evidence of their interest in Northville youth. More information is available here, or by contacting NYN Director Amy Prevo.                             

Planning Commission
The Planning Commission (PC) mission includes development of the Master Plan and updates, review and approval of site plan developments and special land use requests, review of all rezoning requests, and review and recommendation of changes to the Zoning Ordinance. PC recommendations on certain decisions are then made to City Council. Meetings are held at 7 p.m. on the first and third Tuesday of the month. Applicants must be a registered voter in the City of Northville. More information is available here or by contacting City Manager Patrick Sullivan



 



APPLYING FOR A BOARD OR COMMISSION
Those interested in being considered for an appointment to a City board or commission should complete an application.  The application is automatically emailed to the Clerk's office and will remain on file for 2 years.  After 2 years, if you have not been appointed, you will need to submit a new application.  Applicants are encouraged to review the Board and Commission Guidelines before submitting the application.

If you are currently serving on a board or commission and wish to be considered for reappointment at the end of your term, complete the Reappointment Application.  All reappointment applicants will be interviewed by the Board and Commission Selection Committee.    

Boards and Commission Application
Boards and Commission Reappointment Application
Board and Commission Guidelines 


APPOINTMENT PROCESS 
When terms expire and/or upon notification of a board or commission resignation, openings for the position are advertised in City News, and on the City website and social media.  If you are not a current member of that board/commission, complete the Board and Commission Application.  If you are a current member and your term is set to expire, complete the Reappointment Application.  

The Clerk's office will contact all applicants to confirm whether they are still interested in serving, and to schedule their interview with the Board and Commission Selection Committee. 

The Board and Commission Selection Committee, comprised of the Mayor and Mayor Pro Tem, interviews applicants at an open meeting and makes its appointment recommendation to City Council.  The Committee's appointment recommendation is placed on a future City Council meeting agenda for formal approval.   Board and Commission Selection Committee meeting dates and meeting agendas can be viewed here.


REAPPOINTMENT
When terms are set to expire, openings for the position are advertised in City News, and on the City website and social media.  All board and commission members whose terms are set to expire must express their interest to continue service and complete the Board and Commission Reappointment Application

Reappointments are not automatic.  Reappointment applicants and new applicants will interview with the Board and Commission Selection Committee at an open meeting.  The Committee's appointment recommendation is placed on a future City Council meeting agenda for formal approval.   Board and Commission Selection Committee meeting dates and meeting agendas can be viewed here