Targeted Boards & Commissions

There are over 100 boards and commissions in the Twin Cities on which residents can serve and create meaningful change for our community.

Below are the links to the full list of boards and commissions in local  and state government entities:

City of Brooklyn Park Boards and Commissions: “The City of Brooklyn Park depends on citizen volunteers to advise elected officials and help them govern effectively.”

  • Budget Advisory Committee
  • Charter Commission
  • Citizen Long-range Improvement Committee (CLIC)
  • Human Rights Commission
  • Planning Commission
  • Parks and Recreation Advisory Commission

City of Brooklyn Center Commissions: “An advisory commission member must be a resident of Brooklyn Center and shall have a broad range of interests relative to the commission’s purpose.”

  • Charter Commission
  • Financial Commission
  • Housing Commission
  • Parks and Recreation Commission
  • Planning Commission

City of Minneapolis Boards and Commissions: “The City of Minneapolis has over 50 volunteer based boards, commissions and advisory committees; and appoints over 400 of 600 members. The City actively seeks applicants with diverse backgrounds and experiences.”

City of Saint Paul Boards and Commissions: “The City of Saint Paul has over 30 boards and commissions to which the Mayor and the City Council appoint members. These boards and commissions cover a wide range of topics and appeal to a variety of interests, from public safety, education, and housing to economic development.”

City of Roseville

City of Woodbury

Hennepin County Citizen Advisory Boards: “The Hennepin County Board of Commissioners appoints citizens and local officials to serve on the county’s citizen advisory boards, task forces and committees through an open appointments process.”

Ramsey County Advisory Boards and Committees: Ramsey County has over 25 boards and committees.

Metropolitan Council Advisory Committees:  The Metropolitan Council has several boards, commissions and advisory committees which may include local elected officials, representatives of partnering organizations, members of the public with expertise in specific areas, and people who represent specific geographic areas

State of Minnesota Agencies, Boards and Commissions: The State of Minnesota has over 200 boards and commissions. The vast reach and impact of the many state boards touch on all aspects of the lives, commerce and regulation of many things in our every day environment, from criminal justice to economic development, housing and more. The appointing authority to each board varies, from the governor to a cabinet official, but all applications go through the Office of the Secretary of State.

The BCLI does NOT target nonprofit boards. But there are lots of nonprofit board opportunities in the Twin Cities – some of which are passed along to Nexus to share with our networks. We will post these as they come along below.

Check out Board Repair – “Organized by and for people of color, Board Repair’s mission is to create a more effective non-profit sector by increasing participation of people of color on boards.”