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Are you interested in an excellent opportunity to become actively involved in your city government? Volunteer to be a city advisory commission member!

What is a City advisory commission and what is its role?

Citizen participation is an important ingredient for good government. The Richfield City Council has established numerous advisory commissions to encourage citizen participation in City matters, as well as to suggest new programs or policies and to serve as liaisons with the City Council. The duties of commission members are to:

  • Review matters within the scope of the particular commission or as directed by the City Council.
  • Recommend direction to the City Council based on evidence, research and reports.
  • Regularly attend and participate in commission meetings.

Commission information can be found on this commission description one-pager (PDF) or on their specific web pages:

Why volunteer to be a commission member?

In exchange for both your time and effort, commission members influence the policies, actions, and progress of our community. Here are some benefits to volunteering:

  • Resident involvement improves the quality and responsiveness of public decision-making.
  • Volunteer commission members are excellent ambassadors and advocates for the city.
  • Create community ownership by sharing your talents and perspectives.

Residents are encouraged to apply by going to the Apply to a Board or Commission web page if they are interested in serving on one of these commissions.

Board and Commission Documents

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