Announcing Vacancies On City Advisory Boards And Commissions


The City of Northfield is seeking applicants to fill volunteer positions on City advisory boards, commissions and committees.

At the end of December, the terms of several members of the City’s boards, commissions and committees will expire. There will be openings for members on the Arts & Culture Commission, Economic Development Authority, Environmental Quality Commission, Heritage Preservation Commission, Hospital Board, Housing & Redevelopment Authority, Human Rights Commission, Library Board, Park and Recreation Advisory Board, Planning Commission/Zoning Board of Appeals and the Rental Housing/Building Code Board of Appeals.

Over 100 citizen members annually provide valuable leadership to the City through their participation on these groups and special study committees. As the titles of the groups suggest, the members participate in advisory, regulatory, governance and oversight activities in a wide variety of fields. The City Council is committed to appointing citizens who reflect and represent diverse segments of the community.

The application review process will begin in mid-December. Applications may be turned in throughout the year, however those wanting to be considered for openings at the beginning of 2013 should submit applications no later than Wednesday, December 12, 2012. Additional information and applications may be obtained in the Administration Office, City Hall, 801 Washington Street,Northfield, MN 55057, at the Northfield Public Library, by calling Deb Little, City Clerk at 507-645-3001, via e-mail at or on line at