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Boards & Commissions


Boards and Commissions play a vital role in our community’s future. If you have an interest in key areas impacting our community, we invite you to learn more about our Boards and Commissions. We also invite you to join one!

How Do I Apply for a Position on a City Board or Commission?
Vacancies as of December 2011
  • Beautification Committee - unlimited membership
  • Historical Committee - unlimited membership
  • Downtown Development Advisory Board - (1) Coolidge Property Interest & (1) At-large Member
  • Tree Board - (1) Student Representative
  • Building Code Board of Appeals:
    • (1) position for an individual with mechanical or plumbing engineering experience; or
      a mechanical or plumbing contractor with at least ten years experience, five of which shall have been in responsible charge of work
    • (1) position for an individual with electrical engineering experience; or
      an electrical contractor with at least ten years experience, five of which shall have been in responsible charge of work.
    • (1) position for an individual with fire protection engineering experience; or
      a fire protection contractor with at least ten years experience, five of which shall have been in responsible charge of work.
Beautification Advisory Committee

This committee studies and recommends various approaches to making and keeping the city clean and beautiful. Meetings: 1st Monday of the month, 7:30 pm at City Hall.  Unlimited membership.

Board of Canvassers

This board certifies the results of all local elections and local issues. Meetings: The 1st Thursday after a local election or local issue at City Hall. For specific meeting time, call the Clerk's Office at 248-658-3310.

Board of Review

This board reviews and approves the city assessment roll and hears appeals to property assessments. Meetings: March, July and December.

Building Code Board of Appeals

This board reviews appeals of building permit denials. Meetings: This board meets as needed within ten days of application for appeal.

Communications Advisory Committee

This committee serves as an advisory body to Council on matters of cable television such as public access, rate regulation, and citizen complaints. Meetings: The 3rd Wednesdays of January, April, July and October, 7:00 pm at City Hall.

Downtown Development Authority Board of Trustees

This board works to promote the development of the Downtown District. Meetings: 2nd Wednesday of the month, 8:00 am 2nd floor conference, Public Safety Building.

Environmental Advisory Committee

This board works to research and recommend ways to reduce city-generated pollution. Meetings: 1st Tuesdays of the month, 7:00 pm, 2nd floor conference, Public Safety Building.

Historical Committee

This committee studies and recommends various approaches to utilizing city history in developing educational and cultural activities. Meetings: Once per month, 7:00 pm in the Museum at City Hall.

Library Board

This board is a fact-finding and advisory body that recommends and advises City council and the City Manager about present and future library needs. Meetings: 3rd Wednesdays of the month at the Library.

Parks & Recreation Advisory Board

This board studies and recommends development of park and recreation activities. Meetings: 2nd Thursday of the month, 7:00 pm at the Community Center.

Planning Commission

The commission reviews site plans for proposed development/redevelopment in the City and reviews changes to the Zoning Ordinance. Meetings: 4th Tuesday of the month, 7:30 pm at City Hall.

Public Safety Pension Board

This board monitors the performance of investments for the Public Safety Pension System. Meetings: 3rd Wednesday of the month, 1:00 pm in the Public Safety Building.

Tree Board

This board studies and recommends methods for tree management and preservation. Meetings: 2nd Monday of the month, 7:30 pm at City Hall.

Woodward Dream Cruise Ad-Hoc Committee

This committee plans the successful coordination of events for the Woodward Dream Cruise and Berkley CruiseFest. Meetings: Throughout the year.

Zoning Board of Appeals

This board reviews requests for variances from City Codes. Meetings: 2nd Monday of the month, 7:30 pm at City Hall.