Recruitment for Citizen Advisory Commissions takes place in the fall each year. Citizens appointed to Advisory Commissions serve on a volunteer basis. The term is for three years, in most instances. There are up to two openings on the Parks and Natural Resources and Planning Commissions for 11th- and 12-grade high school students who are Woodbury residents. The term length for students is one year.
All applicants are interviewed by the City Council in early November. Criteria used by the City Council to evaluate candidates include: personal and professional experience which may relate to the subject areas of the board or commission; knowledge of the community; knowledge of city government process; contribution to creating or maintaining a diversity of membership with respect to geographic location, gender or race; experience from similar appointments.
2021 Advisory Commission Application Materials
This year, there are openings on the following commissions:
- Audit and Investment Commission
- Parks and Natural Resources Commission (Only student positions available in 2021)
- Planning Commission
- Economic Development Commission
- South Washington Telecommunications Cable Commission
Woodbury residents interested in serving on a commission may fill out the application below, or request a paper copy by calling 651-714-3500. The deadline for returning completed applications is 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 21.
Commissioner interviews will take place with City Council on Saturday, Nov. 21. New appointees will begin their terms in January 2021.