Filling up the boards and commissions
|By Sam Inglot|
Administration seeking candidates for expiring and vacant board and commission seats
Friday, April 19 — If you’re interested in getting more involved in local government, there are a number of expiring and vacant City board and commission positions available. The deadline for application is May 1.
“Input from our citizens is crucial to the process of good government,” Bernero said. “Serving on a city board or commission is a great way to get engaged in local government and to have a real impact on Lansing’s future.”
Here’s a list of the 29 board and commission vacancies. Keep in mind that some positions require applicants to either live in a certain city ward or have a certain professional background.
Board of Ethics: one mayoral at-large vacancy
Board of Fire Commissioners: two at-large vacancies
Board of Public Service: 4th Ward and at-large vacancies
Building Board of Appeals: one vacancy
Cable Advisory Board: three at-large vacancies
Downtown Lansing, Inc.: one business owner vacancy
EDC/TIFA/LBRA: one at-large vacancy
Elected Officers Compensation Commission: two at-large vacancies
Electrical Board: one manufacturing industry vacancy
Historic District Commission: three at-large vacancies
Lansing Entertainment and Public Facilities Authority: one City Market vendor vacancy
Lansing Housing Commission: one resident vacancy
Memorial Review Board: 2nd Ward and at-large vacancies
Michigan Avenue Corridor Improvement Authority: two vacancies
Next Michigan Development Corporation: one at-large vacancy
Potter Park Zoo Board: one vacancy
Traffic Board: one 3rd Ward and three at-large vacancies
Along with the 29 vacancies, some of which have terms that won’t expire for several more years, there are a number of filled positions that have terms that will expire on June 30. Vacant positions can be filled at anytime.
The application deadline for positions that expire June 30 is May 1. Applications must be sent to the Mayor’s Office. Most of the terms are four-year appointments and require City Council approval. Applications for board and commission positions are accepted year-round.
For a list of boards and commissions, an application and more information, click here.