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

HOUSING COMMISSION
The City of Northville is accepting applications for qualified volunteers interested in being considered to serve on the Housing Commission
 

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 September 23, 2022.

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


BOARD OF ZONING APPEALS

The City of Northville is accepting applications for qualified volunteers interested in serving on the Board of Zoning Appeals. 

 

Click here to submit an application Following the application submission deadline, the City Clerk will contact applicants to schedule interviews with the Board and Commission Selection Committee, comprised of Mayor Brian Turnbull and Mayor Pro Tem Barbara Moroski-Browne.  All applications will be kept on file for future consideration.  To be considered, applications must be submitted by Oct 7.

 

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

 

 

DOWNTOWN DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY

The City of Northville is accepting applications for qualified volunteers interested in serving on the Downtown Development Authority. 


Click here to submit an application
.  Following the application submission deadline, the City Clerk will contact applicants to schedule interviews with the Board and Commission Selection Committee, comprised of Mayor Brian Turnbull and Mayor Pro Tem Barbara Moroski-Browne.  All applications will be kept on file for future consideration.  To be considered, applications must be submitted by Oct 7.


The Downtown Development Authority (DDA) Board of Directors
strive 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 life for the entire community. 

 

Applicants must be either a resident of the City of Northville, or have a vested interest in property located in the DDA (i.e. property owner, business owner, business employee).

 

Meetings are held at 8 a.m. on the fourth 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.

 



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