Apply for Board and Commission Seats by March 6


Apply for a Seat on a Columbia Heights Board or Commission by March 6
Citizen commissions contribute to the quality of life in the community by assisting the City Council in an advisory capacity regarding a wide range of activities. Residents who serve their community in this way gain valuable insight relative to City operations. Commissioners have the capacity to help shape the community through decisions and input. Members volunteer their time to attend meetings throughout the year to address pertinent matters.

  • Number of open seats: 2 Planning Commission, 1 Library Board, 3 Park and Recreation Commission, 1 Traffic Commission, 1 Charter Commission
  • Find an application online at, or pick one up at City Hall or at the Columbia Heights Public Library
  • Application deadline of March 6: bring to City Hall, mail, or email
  • Interviews in mid-March
  • All positions require an interview except those only applying for Charter Commission (appointed by Chief Justice of the 10th Judicial District)
  • Appointments made March 23 for those appointed by Council. Terms for those appointed start April 1
  • For more info, contact the City Clerk at 763-706-3611, or email