Want become actively involved in your city government? Volunteer to be a member of a city advisory commission!What is a city advisory commission and what is its role?
Citizen participation is an important ingredient for good government. The Richfield City Council established numerous advisory commissions to encourage citizen participation in city matters, 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:
- Advisory Board of Health
- Arts Commission
- Civil Service Commission
- Community Services Commission
- Friendship City Commission
- Human Rights Commission
- Planning Commission
- Transportation Commission
- Sustainability Commission (Pending council approval)
In exchange for both your time and effort, commission members influence the policies, actions, and progress of our community. Some benefits of volunteering include:
- 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.
In December, 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