New positions open for volunteers to serve on board/commission
Posted on 04/09/2019
Downtown Northville's Main StreetThe Northville City Council is accepting applications to fill openings on two separate boards/commissions. They are on the Historic District Commission and the Downtown Development Authority (DDA) Board of Directors. 

The Historic District Commission (HDC) serves as the body that reviews work in the Historic District to carry out the procedures set forth in the City’s Historic Preservation Ordinance, in conjunction with the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for Rehabilitation.

The commission has seven members that serve three-year terms. It meets at 7 p.m. on the third Wednesday of each month.

The appointment is made by the Mayor and approved by Council. It is advantageous, although not required, that the applicant has a professional degree in architecture, archaeology, anthropology, architectural history, historic preservation or a related field.

If you are interested in serving, are a registered voter in the City of Northville and have been a resident for at least two years, you may submit an application to the City Clerk.

The Downtown Development Authority (DDA) Board meets at 8 a.m. on the third Tuesday of each month in the lower level of City Hall. The purpose of the DDA is to enhance the quality of life for the residents of the greater Northville area through economic and physical revitalization of the downtown business district. The DDA coordinates and supports activities to promote the economic viability of the downtown area. It also acts as an advocate for a safe, clean and attractive central business district. A strong downtown center is a major attraction for development and enhances the quality of the life for the entire community.

Information about the DDA board composition and responsibilities is available on the DDA website. For questions, contact Lori Ward, DDA Director, at 248-349-0345.

Applications for both openings will be accepted until April 29, and are available on the City’s website or at the City Clerk’s Office, 215 W. Main Street, Northville, Michigan, 48167.

The City Clerk’s Office will contact applicants about interview dates and times with the Selection Committee. Applications of those not chosen will be kept on file for future consideration.