Boards and Commissions
City Council encourages resident 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

Downtown Development Authority 
City Council is accepting applications for qualified and interested volunteers to fill a vacancy on the Downtown Development Authority board of directors.  Meetings are held at 8am on the third Tuesday of each month. Applicants must be a City resident or have a vested interest in property located in the DDA district.  

Click here for more information about the DDA, or email DDA Director Lori Ward. 

Click here to submit an application.  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 December 3, 2021. 


Planning Commission 

City Council is accepting applications for qualified and interested volunteers to fill an upcoming vacancy on the Planning Commission.  Applications.  Meetings are held at 7pm the first and third Tuesday of each month.  Applicants must be a registered voter in the City of Northville. 

Click here for more information about the Planning Commission, or email City Manager Patrick Sullivan.  

Click here to submit an application.  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 December 3, 2021. 


Northville Youth Network Commission
City Council is accepting applications for qualified and interested volunteers to fill an upcoming vacancy on the Northville Youth Network Commission.  Meetings are held at 8am on the second Tuesday of each month.  This is a City resident position.  Applicants must be a resident and a registered voter of the City of Northville, and have demonstrated tangible evidence of their interest in Northville youth. 

Click here for more information about the Northville Youth Network Commission, or email NYN Director Amy Prevo.  

Click here to submit an application.  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 December 3, 2021. 


Board of Review
City Council is accepting applications for qualified volunteers interested in being considered to serve on the Board of Review. The Board of Review is the public body that reviews the assessment roll on behalf of City of Northville Residents.  Meetings are held in March (multiple dates), July, and December.  Applicants must be a two-year City resident and a registered voter of the City of Northville. 

Click here for more information about the Board of Review, or email Assessor Mitch Elrod

Click here to submit an application.  
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 December 10, 2021. 


Historic District Commission

City Council is accepting applications for qualified volunteers interested in being considered to serve on the Historic District Commission (HDC).  The HDC reviews exterior and architectural changes to structures in the Historic District to carry out the procedures set forth in the City of Northville's Historic Preservation ordinance, in conjunction with the Secretary of the Interior's Standards for Rehabilitation.  Meetings are held at 7pm on the third Wednesday of each month. Applicants must be a two-year City resident, a registered voter of the City of Northville, and have clearly demonstrated interest in or knowledge of historic preservation. 

Click here for more information about the Historic District Commission, or email the City Clerk. 

Click here to submit an application.  
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 December 10, 2021. 


HOW TO APPLY

All boards and commissions
Complete the online Board and Commission Service Application.  After completing the online application, it is automatically emailed to the City Clerk's office.  The application remains active for two years.  

When a vacancy occurs, applicants are contacted for an interview with the Board and Commission Selection Committee.  The Selection Committee, comprised of two Council Members, interviews applicants and makes an appointment recommendation to City Council.    

Board and Commission Guidelines
City Council adopted Board and Commission Guidelines for all board and commission members.   Included with the these guidelines is the Standards of Conduct and Ethics as adopted by City Council in 1989.  Applicants are encouraged to review the guidelines before applying for service on a board or commission.