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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)

Apply Here: Download Application for City Board or Commission

 Board, Commission or Committee  

 Closing Date 
 by
12:00 p.m.

Date of Interview
at 7:30 PM 
Available Position  Position Requirements
Advisory Parking Committee  
Until filled*
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Until filled*

TBD**

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TBD**
2 Alternate Members
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2 Regular Members
Must own property, own a business or work in the parking assessment district. Policy Statement on Alternate Members.
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  • One building owner - partial term ending 9/4/18.
  • One restaurant owner.
Architectural Review Committee  


Until filled*

TBD**

1 Regular Member

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

Board of Building Trades Appeal  

Until filled*

TBD**

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)

Board of Zoning Appeals  


9/6/17

9/11/17


3 Regular Members

  • Members shall be property owners of record and registered voters.
Brownfield Redevelopment Authority  


8/9/17

8/14/17


1 Regular Member

  • Resident of the City of Birmingham.
  • Will serve remainder of a three-year term to expire May 23, 2019.
Historic District Commission  


Until filled*

TBD**


1 Regular Member

  • Must be a resident of the City of Birmingham.
  • A majority of members shall have a clearly demonstrated interest in or knowledge of historic preservation.
  • Will serve remainder of a three-year term to expire September 25, 2018.
Housing Board of Appeals  


Until filled*

TBD**

2 Regular Members

  • Education or experience in building construction administration, social services, real estate, or other responsible positions.
  • One member will serve the remainder of a three-year term to expire May 4, 2018.
  • One member will serve the remainder of a three-year term to expire May 4, 2020.
Public Arts Board  


Until filled*

TBD**

2 Alternate Members

  • Members should represent a major cultural institution, be a Michigan registered architect, an artist, an art historian, or art consultant. Members may also be members of the Historic District Commission, Design Review Board, Parks and Recreation Board, or Planning Board. Policy Statement on Alternate Members
Storm Water Utility Appeals Board  

Until
filled*

TBD**

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*

TBD**


1 Regular
Members

  • Member must have an ownership or business interest in property located in the Development Area.
  • Member will serve the remainder of a four-year term to expire December 15, 2017.

  

*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.