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 several boards and commissions as 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 August 12, 2022.


The Downtown Development Authority (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.  

Positions to be filled: 

  • DDA Resident:  Must be a resident of the DDA district
  •  Vested Stake:   Must have a vested interest in property located in the DDA 
  •  Member at Large: City resident (this position could also be filled as a vested stake member)

Meetings are held at 8 a.m. on the third Tuesday of each month.  More information about the DDA Board of Directors, its composition, and member qualifications is available on the DDA website or by contacting DDA Executive Director Lori Ward.

 

The Housing Commission sets policy and provides guidance for the management of Allen Terrace. Allen Terrace is an apartment community for independent senior citizens who are 62 years and older. 

Positions to be filled:

  • Allen Terrace Resident Member:  Must be a City resident (at least two years), a resident of Allen Terrace, and registered to vote in the City of Northville
  • Regular Member:  Must be a City resident (at least two years) and registered to vote in the City of Northville

The commission meets at 6 p.m. on the second Wednesday of the month at Allen Terrace. More information about the Housing Commission is available on the city website or by contacting Nate Geinzer, Interim Housing Director.

 

The Liquor License Review Committee (LLRC) reviews the issuance and transfer of class C-type liquor license and permit applications and make recommendations to City Council.  Applicants must be a resident of the city of Northville (at least two years) and a registered voter in the city. Meetings are held as needed at city hall.  Information about LLRC is available on the city website, or by contacting Police Chief Alan Maciag.                                               


The Northville Senior Advisory Commission
acts as an advisory board for senior services and programs in the Northville community.  It serves as a liaison between citizens of the community and the Senior Services program.  The Commission is also an advocate for the community and its governmental bodies on senior issues.  Applicants must be a resident of the city of Northville (at least two years) and a registered voter in the city of Northville. Meetings are held at 1 p.m. on the third Thursday of the month at Northville Community Center.   More information is available on the city website or by contacting Assistant Parks and Recreation Director Shannon Coker.


 



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