Apply to serve on boards or commissions for the City of Saint Paul

There are 36 boards and commissions that advise City elected officials and staff and help shape policy. These are critical leadership roles within our community and excellent opportunities for emerging leaders. All candidates are welcome to apply.

Here is a list of boards and commissions with current or forthcoming openings:

  • Advisory Committee on Aging
  • Advisory Committee – People with Disabilities
  • Board of Water Commissioners
  • Board of Zoning Appeals
  • Business Review Council
  • Capital Improvement Budget Committee
  • Civil Service Commission
  • Community Health Services Advisory Committee
  • Cultural STAR Board
  • Heritage Preservation Commission
  • Human Rights & Equal Economic Opportunity Commission (HREEO)
  • Neighborhood STAR Program
  • Parks and Recreation Commission
  • Planning Commission
  • RiverCentre Convention and Visitors Authority
  • Saint Paul Neighborhood Network
  • Truth in Sale of Housing Board of Evaluators

Interested parties can apply via the city’s website using the application found here: This page also has detailed information about the boards listed above and some information about the appointment process.

The priority deadline for consideration for appointment is 11:59pm on Sunday, April 22nd. However, all applications will be considered until the vacancies are filled.

Open House for Current and Prospective Board Members – Join us, and learn more about our work

Join us at Biergarten Germania in Lowertown for an open house / social event for current and prospective board members to talk about the roles of district councils, and duties and responsibilities of board members. You don’t have to be interested in being a board member, you can talk with board members learn more about our work, and then you will also be eligible to vote for candidates at our Annual Meeting.

The board member election will take place at the Annual Meeting, which will be on June 27 at The Cabaret @ Camp. Details are still being finalized.

No need to RSVP, but please contact Jon Fure with questions, or 651-221-0488.

If you are interested in being a candidate for the board of directors, please complete the 2018 CRC Board Member Application by June 4, 2018.