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.

Please join us for the Feb. 12, 2018 Community Conversation on Homelessness

This event will be an opportunity to listen to presentations on the work that is currently being done, and break out into small groups to talk about specific aspects of this issue and to generate ideas. What would you like to talk about? Give us your input on Facebook or contact our local officials: Councilmember Rebecca Noecker, Councilmember Jane Prince, Commissioner Rafael Ortega.

Printer-friendly info – Community Conversation

Call for ideas — CRC Bylaws Special Meeting Oct 26, 2017

On October 17, 2017 CRC will hold a bylaws committee meeting at 5 pm, 180 East 5th Street, Conference Room B, to discuss additions and revisions to the CRC bylaws.

Members are invited to submit ideas to or by mail or in person to:

CapitolRiver Council
180 East 5th Street, Suite 260
Saint Paul, MN 55101


  1. Only CRC Members may submit ideas (Members are urged to review the CRC Bylaws posted online before submitting).
  2. Ideas MUST be received no later than Sunday, October 8, at midnight.
    1. Ideas must conform to various revision rules.
      a. Ideas for revisions must remain within the scope of the bylaw being addressed (this means ideas to omit a particular bylaw or change it outside of its scope and intent cannot be considered). The bylaw being referenced should be written out, followed by the idea for revision.
      b. Ideas for addendums/additions to the body of the bylaws cannot alter the intent of any by-law.

1. The by-laws committee will review ideas to ensure they conform to the laws governing the CRC and that the idea is within the scope of the by-laws.
2. The Board of Directors will review the ideas accepted and offer a suggestion to accept or reject.
3. The Member submitting the idea will be requested to explain how the idea supports the mission and operation of the CRC.
4. Members present at a Special Meeting on Oct. 26, at 5 p.m., will discuss the ideas and vote to accept or reject the idea as an amendment.
5. Ideas passed by a 2/3 vote of Members present will be adopted.