Joining Advisory Boards and Commissions

Step 4: Serve

"The commission serves as a bridge between city offices, the city council, and the community. We also play a supporting role to city staff, allowing them to expand their research and take on new and innovative projects."

– Member, Environmental Advisory Committee

Once you’ve been appointed, it’s time to start getting oriented and building stronger connections with other members, policymakers, and relevant organizations. It’s also a good idea to develop your expertise in the group’s key issues and policies.

We recommend becoming familiar with your group’s bylaws to learn more about its scope and responsibilities.

Click here to learn about roles that a typical board or commission might play