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Apply to Serve on a Board or Commission
This process begins with solicitation of applicants to fill expiring or vacant terms on city boards and commissions. The City Council appoints volunteers to numerous City Boards, Commissions, and Committees to serve follow citizens and City Council in an advisory capacity and/or in carrying out functions required by city code and state statute.
The City Secretary's Office maintains a file of applicants interested in being considered by City Council for appointment as a board or commission member. Applications are solicited as often as necessary during the year to provide a pool of applicants. Appointments are generally made by the City Council in January of each year. Terms are effective immediately.
Appointments may be made for a full term or to fill an unexpired term. Terms for board and commission members are generally 2 years, but terms are determined by the specific board or commission. Alternate members serve a 1-year term. Board and commission members may be considered for reappointment.
Apply to serve
Volunteers are vital to the city. We encourage you to submit an application today. It's a great way to be involved at a local level and enhance the quality of life in Cleveland.
NOTE: As an applicant for a City Board or Committee this information will be available under the provisions of the Public Information Act. Applications remain on file in the office of the City Secretary for a period of one year.
Please write a brief narrative outlining your interests and qualifications for seeking appointment. You may also attach a resume or additional informational.
Please specify membership and give title and dates, and/or employment with all Boards, Commissions, Corporations, Non-Profit Entities, Agencies, or other Entities on any other government Board or Commission that youhave held. Additional information may be attached.
I have read and understand the instructions and appointment process. I certify that all statements that I have made on this application and other supplementary materials are true and correct. I hereby authorize the City of Cleveland to investigate the accuracy of this information from any person or organization, and I release the City of Cleveland and all persons and organizations from all claims and liabilities arising from such investigation or the supplying of information for such investigation. I acknowledge that any false statement or misrepresentation on this application or supplementary materials will be cause for refusal of appointment or immediate dismissal at any time during the period of my appointment.
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