Mayor Rossing Seeks Applicants for City Boards and Commissions


You have an opportunity NOW to be an active participant in your local government.  If you have been watching from the sidelines consider this a personal invitation to get involved with the process.  Northfield is fortunate to have a large number of opportunities for citizens to serve on our City’s boards and commissions.  Each year there are openings as terms expire.  Individuals from varied backgrounds are being sought for a number of positions, and the Council is very interested in appointing people from all walks and all areas of the community so that there is a diversity of interest and opinion represented.  There are openings on the majority of our boards and commissions, most of which serve the City in an advisory role to the Council. 

How can you be of service?  Do you have an interest in improving trail connections throughout the community?  The Park and Recreation Advisory Board could use your talents.  An interest in how we can strategically move the Public Library into the technological age?  We need you on the Library Board.  Are you a businessperson who has a strong interest in economic development, job creation and business retention? The EDA would like to put your skills to work.  There are also openings on the Arts and Culture Commission, the Environmental Quality Commission, the Hospital Board, the Human Rights Commission and the Planning Commission. Additionally, the Mayor’s Taskforce on Youth Alcohol and Drug Use is interested in adding a couple of citizens willing to make a difference in their community.  

If you have questions about the work of any of these groups or what I am looking for as I make these appointments please contact me: 

phone: 581-9922.

I hope to bring names forward to the Council early in January so applications should be submitted by the end of December.  Applications are available on the City’s website and in the Administration Office on the first floor of City Hall.  

Mayor Mary Rossing