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Boards & Commissions Opportunities

The City of Birmingham boards and commissions help shape the future of our community by serving in an advisory capacity to the City Commission.  Those interested in serving in a voluntary capacity on a board or commission may submit an application to the Office of the City Clerk,  all applications are due by 12:00 p.m. on the date of closing.  Applications will appear in the public agenda at which time, applicants will be interviewed by the City Commission. The commission will discuss recommendations,  may make nominations and vote on appointments. 

All members of boards and commissions are subject to the provisions of City of Birmingham City Code Chapter 2, Article IX, Ethics and the filing of the Affidavit and Disclosure Statement.  Questions regarding this may be directed to the city clerk at 248.530.1880.

Relatives by blood or marriage, within the second degree of consanguinity or affinity, of an existing City Board, Commission, or Committee member shall not serve on the same board as their relative.  This shall not apply to Election Inspectors serving in the same precinct. (Nepotism Policy adopted by City Commission on 4/11/16)

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 Board, Commission or Committee

 Closing Date 
12:00 p.m.

Date of Interview
at 7:30 PM 
Available Position  Position Requirements
Advisory Parking Committee Until filled* TBD** 2 Regular Members
  • One building owner
  • One restaurant owner
Architectural Review Committee



1 Regular Member

  • Must be a Michigan Licensed Architect & resident of the City of Birmingham

Board of Building Trades Appeal

Until filled*


1 Regular Member

  • Member must be qualified by experience or training, (such as architect, engineer, mechanical engineer, building contractor, electrical contractor, plumbing contractor, heating contractor, and refrigeration contractor)

Historic District Study Committee

Until filled*


3 Regular Members

  • Must have a clearly demonstrated interest in or knowledge of historic preservation.  
Housing Board of Appeals

Until filled*


1 Regular Member

  • Education or experience in building construction administration, social services, real estate, or other responsible positions.
Multi-Modal Transportation Board 

Until filled* 


1 Alternate Member

  • In so far as possible, regular members shall represent:
    - one member with mobility, vision impairment experience/expertise; members at large

  • Applicants for these positions may or may not be electors (registered voter) or property owners of the City of Birmingham.

Storm Water Utility Appeals Board



3 Regular Members and 2 Alternate Members

  • Two of the regular members shall be licensed professional engineers not employed by the local unit of government,   and have legal, administrative or other desirable qualifications that will aid him or her in the performance of the duties of the board members.
  • One of the alternate members shall be a licensed professional engineer not employed by the local unit of government, and have legal, administrative or other desirable qualifications that will aid him or her in the performance of the duties of the board members.
  • The board members shall serve without compensation. Members are not required to be city residents.
Triangle District Corridor Improvement Authority

Until filled*


1 Regular

  • Member must have an ownership or business interest in property located in the Development Area.


*Until sufficient applications are received to fill the number of vacancies available.

**To be determined. Once application is received, applicant will be notified of scheduled interview date with the City Commission.