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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 
 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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3 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.
  • One representative of a professional firm within the parking assessment district.
Architectural Review Committee  


Until filled*

TBD**

1 Regular Members

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

  • One member will serve the remainder of a 3-year term to expire 4/11/2020.

Birmingham Shopping District Board  


5/30/18


6/4/18

2 Members

  • One member shall have an ownership interest in property located within the District.

  • One member shall represent, as an operator, a business located within the District.
Board of Building Trades Appeal  

Until filled*

TBD**

1 Regular Member

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

  • One member will serve the remainder of a 3-year term to expire 5/23/2019
Board of Ethics  


5/30/18

6/4/18

1 Regular Member

  • Members shall be residents and have legal, administrative or other desirable qualifications.
Cablecasting Board  


Until filled*

TBD**

1 Regular Member

  • Must be a resident of Birmingham
  • One member to serve the remainder of a 3-year term expiring 3/30/2021
Greenwood Cemetery Advisory Board  

5/30/18

6/4/18

3 Regular Members

  • Members must be residents of Birmingham and, insofar as possible, represent diverse interests, such as persons with family members interred and/or owners of burial plots within the Cemetery, persons familiar with and interested in the history of Birmingham,  persons with familiarity and experience in landscape architecture, horticulture, law or cemetery or funeral professionals.
Alternate Hearing Officer  

5/30/18

6/4/18

1 Hearing Officer, alternate

  • Hearing Officer shall be a resident of the City who has legal, administrative or other desirable qualifications that will aid him or her in the performance of the duties of the hearing officer.
Historic District Study Committee  

5/30/18

6/4/18

4 Regular Members

  • Members shall have a clearly demonstrated interest in or knowledge of historic preservation.
  • 2 members to serve 3-year terms expiring 6/25/2021.
  • 1 member to serve the remainder of a 3-year term expiring 6/25/2019.
  • 1 member to serve the remainder of a 3-year term expiring 6/25/2020.
Housing Board of Appeals  


Until filled*

TBD**

1 Regular Member

  • 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, 2020.
Multi-Modal Transportation Board  




5/30/18


Until filled*




6/4/18


TBD**




1 Regular Member

1 Alternate Member

  • In so far as possible, members shall represent pedestrian advocacy, mobility or vision impairment, traffic-focused education/experience, bicycle advocacy, urban planning, architecture or design education/experience, or different geographical areas of Birmingham.
  • Members do not necessarily need to be residents of Birmingham
  • One regular member to serve the remainder of a 3-year term to expire 3/24/2019.
  • One alternate member to serve the remainder of a 3-year term to expire 10/27/2019.
Museum Board  


5/30/18

6/4/18

2 Regular Members

  • Members shall be qualified electors of the City and members of the Birmingham Historical Society.
  • Members will serve 3-year terms expiring 7/5/2021.
Public Arts Board  

Until filled*

TBD**

1 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
Member

  • Member must have an ownership or business interest in property located in the Development Area.
  • Member will serve a four-year term to expire December 15, 2021.

  

*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.