Boards, Commissions and Committees

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Serving on a Board, Commission or Committee

As a member of one of the City's boards, commissions or committees, you will focus upon community needs that require your understanding, dedication, vision, enthusiasm and experience. Your appointment to a position signifies the City Council's desire to have the benefit of your input during the decision-making process. While Council has the ultimate political and legal responsibility for the conduct of local government and the welfare of the entire community, you have an important role in assisting them.

Participation on a board, commission or committee provides an opportunity to develop firsthand knowledge of the operating policies and issues of a municipal government. It must be known that not all of the recommendations made by the boards, commissions or committees will be accepted. Elected officials must weigh all advice, information and considerations as they reach the decisions for which they are responsible.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicants must reside in Iowa City and be 18 years of age unless specific qualifications are stated. Please review details of the vacancy announcement for specific requirements.

The City of Iowa City encourages diversity in the appointment to boards and commission.

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