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Commission Application Process

Individuals interested in being considered for an appointment to a City commission should use the link below to submit an application to the City Manager’s office. Applications can be submitted using the web form link at the bottom of this page.

Email commissions@richfieldmn.gov or call (612) 861-9701 if you have any questions.

Adult Commissioners
  • Adult applicants must be Richfield residents, unless applying for the Friendship City or Transportation Commission.
  • Adult applications are available only during an open recruitment process that takes place each year in December.
  • The City Council will meet with all applicants in January. This meeting is an opportunity for the City Council to have a conversation with each applicant prior to considering their appointment.
  • Commission appointments are effective February 1. Adult members serve a three-year term (ending January 31) and may be reappointed up to three times on the same commission.
Youth Commissioners

Several advisory groups have openings for youth representatives, providing young people with an opportunity to contribute their ideas and participate in City government.

  • Youth applicants must be at least 15 years old and actively enrolled in a Richfield high school or equivalent within the city of Richfield. This includes non-residents of Richfield.
  • Youth applications are available during an open recruitment process that takes place each year in August/September. If there are openings for youth on commissions, recruitment will be on-going.
  • The City Council will meet with all applicants. This meeting is an opportunity for the City Council to have a conversation with each applicant prior to considering their appointment.
  • Youth members serve a one-year term (ending August 31) and may be reappointed up to three times to the same commission.

Applications must be submitted by December 31, 2018.

Commission Applications (applications are only available in December)

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