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Boards & Commissions Opportunities

Updated: Sep 9, 2021
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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

Application due 
 by
12:00 p.m.

Interview date
(7:30 pm)

Available position

Board details/requirements

Advisory Parking Committee

8/24/2022

8/29/2022

3 terms expiring September  2025, one resident shopper, one representative of a downtown Birmingham professional firm and one resident.

Nine regular members:
  • 1 downtown commercial representative small retail 
  • 1 downtown commercial representative large retail 
  • 1 professional firm
  • 1 Birmingham Shopping District member
  • 1 restaurant owner 
  • 1 downtown employee representative 
  • 1 resident shopper
  • 2 residents who do not qualify under any of the previous categories 
  • 2 alternate members who own property, own a business or work in the parking assessment district

Architectural Review Committee

 

 

 

Three members:
  • Michigan-licensed architects
  • Birmingham residents

Birmingham Area Cable Board

*until filled **tbd

one regular member to the remainder of a three-year term expiring 3/30/2024

one alternate member to serve the remainder of a three-year term to expire 3/30/2025

Seven regular members and one alternate member:
  • must be Birmingham resident
  • joint board with village councils of Beverly Hills, Bingham Farms and Franklin

Birmingham Shopping District Board

 

 

  Twelve members: 
  • City Manager
  • resident from an area designated as a principal shopping district
  • resident from adjacent residential area
  • majority of members shall be nominees of individual businesses located in principal shopping district who have an interest in property located in the district
  • remaining members shall be representatives of businesses located in the district

Board of Building Trades Appeals

*until filled

**tbd 

three members to serve regular three-year terms to expire 5/23/2025

Six regular members and two alternate members:
  • experience or training in fields such as architecture, engineering, mechanical engineering, building, electrical plumbing, heating or refrigeration

Board of Ethics

 

 

 

Three members: 
  • Birmingham residents
  • legal, administrative, or other desirable qualifications

Board of Review

8/24/2022 

 8/29/2022

one alternate member to serve the remainder of a three-year term expiring 12/31/2023

Six regular members and two alternates:
  • Birmingham property tax payers
  • registered to vote in Birmingham

Board of Zoning Appeals

*until filled

**tbd

one alternate member to serve the remainder of a three-year term expiring 2/17/2023

Seven regular members and two alternates:
  • Birmingham property owners of record
  • registered to vote in Birmingham

Brownfield Redevelopment Authority

*until filled

**tbd

one regular member to serve the remainder of a three-year term expiring 5/23/2024

one regular member to serve the remainder of a three-year term expiring 5/23/2025

Five members:
  • appointed by the mayor subject to approval of the city commission


Design Review Board

9/14/2022

9/19/2022

2 regular members, 2 alternate members

Seven regular members and two alternates
  • one architect registered in Michigan, if available
  • other members from different occupations, including legal, financial, real estate and planning and design

Greenwood Cemetery Advisory Board  

7/20/2022

7/25/2022

Two regular members with terms expiring July 25, 2025

Seven members: 
  • must be Birmingham residents and, insofar as possible, represent diverse interests, such as:
    • family members interred in Greenwood Cemetery
    • Greenwood Cemetery burial site owners
    • persons familiar with and interested in Birmingham history
    • persons with familiarity and experience in landscape architecture, horticulture, law or cemetery or funeral professionals

Hearing Officer

*until filled

***tbd 

one Hearing Officer to serve  a term expiring 6/30/2025 Two positions - Hearing Officer and Alternate Hearing Officer:
  • Birmingham residents
  • legal, administrative or other desirable qualifications that will aid in performance of the hearing officer duties


Historic District Commission

9/14/2022

9/19/2022

2 Regular Members, 2 Alternate Members


Seven regular members and two alternates:
  • clearly demonstrated interest in/knowledge of historic preservation and/or a member of a historic preservation organization
  • one architect with two years architectural experience or registered in Michigan (if possible)

Historic District Study Committee

 

 

  Seven regular members
  • clearly demonstrated interest in/knowledge of historic preservation.

Housing Board of Appeals

 

 

 

Seven members:
  • education or experience in building, construction administration, social services, real estate or other responsible positions

Martha Baldwin Park Board

 

 

 

Four members:
  • registered voters in Birmingham

Multi-Modal Transportation Board

 

 





Seven members and two alternates:
  • 1 pedestrian advocate
  • 1 member with mobility or vision impairment
  • 1 with traffic-focused education or experience
  • 1 bicycle advocate
  • 1 with urban planning, architecture or design education/experience
  • 2 at-large members living in different geographic areas of the city.
  •  At least 5 board members shall be electors or property owners in the city

Museum Board

     
Seven regular members and one alternate:
  • 6 regular members and 1 alternate member must be qualified Birmingham electors all appointed by City Commission
  • 1 City Manager-appointed member who owns a business in Birmingham
  • must be members of Friends of the Birmingham Museum

Parks and Recreation Board

 

 


 

Seven regular members and two alternates:
  • must be registered voters in Birmingham

Planning Board

 

 

 

Eight regular members and one alternate:
  • an architect registered in Michigan
  • a Central Business District (CBD) or Shain Park Historic District building owner 
  • remaining members, insofar as possible, must represent different occupations including legal, financial or real estate professions, and the planning or design professions

Public Arts Board

*until filled **tbd one alternate member to serve the remainder of a term expiring 1/28/2025 Seven regular members and two alternates:
  • at least four Birmingham residents
  • a representative of a major cultural institution
  • a Michigan registered architect
  • an artist
  • an art historian
  • an art consultant
  • members may also be members of the Historic District Commission, Design Review Board, Parks and Recreation Board, or Planning Board.

Storm Water Utility Appeals Board

*until filled

**tbd

one regular member to serve the remainder of a three-year term expiring 1/31/2023

one alternate member who is a licensed PE to serve the remainder of a three-year term expiring 1/31/2025

one alternate member who to serve the remainder of a three-year term expiring 1/31/2025
Three regular members and two alternates:
  • at least two regular members shall be licensed professional engineers not employed by the City of Birmingham
  • at least one alternate member shall be a licensed professional engineer not employed by the City of Birmingham
  • members are not required to be city residents

Triangle District Corridor Improvement Authority

*until filled **tbd one regular member with ownership or business interest in property in the development area to serve the remainder of a four-year term expiring 12/15/2022

one regular with ownership or business interest in property in the development area member to serve the remainder of a four-year term expiring 12/15/2023
Seven members
  • the mayor or assignee
  • 6 members appointed by the mayor and approved by commission
  • not less than a majority of the members shall be people with an ownership or business interest in property in the development area
  • not less than one member shall be a resident of the development area, or area within ½ mile of any part of the development area

  

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

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