Boards and Commissions

Responsibilities regarding City boards and commissions are split between the City Clerk's Office and the Mayor's Office. The City Clerk's Office is responsible for maintaining the rosters of City boards and commissions and an up to date calendar of meetings. The Mayor's Office is responsible for managing the application and appointment process. ​​​

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City Clerk's Office 
​​Mayor's Office
Johnathan Gomer
Executive Assistant to the Mayor

The links below provide regarding City boards and co​​mmissions including, meeting schedules, me​e​ting agendas & minutes, a list of vacancies and the online application form for service on City boards and commissions. 

Please note that many meetings have switched from in-person to a remote digital platform due to the pandemic. Please check agendas and meeting notices for the latest information.  

Boards and Commissions application

The Mayor and City Council appoint over 250 members of the community to serve on boards, commissions, and committees. Although the requirement for appointment to each of the dozens of different boards, commissions, or committees can vary significantly, all appointments begin with identifying a vacancy and completing the online application process. 

Information about boards and commissions

Boards and Commissions list

For a description of each board, commission, or committee along with rosters of members and contact information, view the list of all boards, commissions and committees.

Meeting schedules for City Boards and Commissions

With over 500 meetings scheduled a year, the Boards and Commissions Calendar is the best way to stay informed about when and where public meetings take place.

Meeting ​documents

Overwhelmingly, City boards, commissions, and committees use Legistar for document and meeting management responsibilities. This software allows participating boards, commissions, and committees to post agendas and minutes online.  

Sign up for a​lerts

The City of Ann Arbor utilizes an automatic alert feature allowing members of the public a simple way to keep informed about meetings of boards, commissions, and committees. Alerts inform subscribers when recording secretaries add or update information in the Legistar database and the alert email provides some information about the meeting with a direct link to full meeting details.

Televised Boards and Commissions Meetings

Watch meeting videos and live streams

Schedule of televised meetings

Consult the Boards and Commissions Calendar ​for an up to date listing of City boards, commissions, and committees.

The table below provides a quick reference to the days and times of regular meetings of regularly televised boards and commissions.





City Council

1st and 3rd Monday

Council Chambers - City Hall

7:00 PM​

City Council

Working Session

2nd Monday

Council Chambers - City Hall

7:00 PM

​Building Board of Appeals

​3rd Thursday

​​Council Chambers - City Hall

2:00 PM

Cable Communications Commission

1st Wednesday​

​Electronic Meeting​

​4:00 PM

City Planning Commission

1st and 3rd Tuesday

Council Chambers - City Hall

7:00 PM

Commission on Disability Issues

3rd Wednesday

​Electronic Meeting​

4:00 PM

Design Review Board

2nd Wednesday​

​Electronic Meeting

3:00 PM​

Energy Commission

2nd Tuesday

​Electronic Meeting

6:00 PM

Environmental Commission

4th Thursday

​Electronic Meeting

7:00 PM

Greenbelt Advisory Commission

1st Thursday

Electronic Meeting

4:30 PM

Historic District Commission

2nd Thursday

Council Chambers - City Hall

7:00 PM

Housing Board of Appeals

2nd Tuesday​

Council Chambers - City Hall​

1:30 PM​

Human Rights Commission

2nd Wednesday

Basement Confer​ence Room A

- City Hall​

7:00 PM

​Independent Community Police Oversight Commission

4th Tuesday​

​Council Chambers - City Hall​

6:00 PM​

Park Advisory Commission

3rd Tuesday

Electronic Meeting

4:00 PM

Public Art Commission

1st Wednesday​

Electronic Meeting

7:00 PM​

Public Market Advisory Commission

3rd Thursday

Electronic Meeting

5:30 PM

​​Renters Commission

​3rd Thursday

Electronic Meeting

​​7:30 PM

Transportation Commission

​3rd Wednesday

Electronic Meeting

​7:00 PM

Zoning Board of Appeals

4th Wednesday

Council Chambers - City Hall

6:00 PM


All persons are encouraged to participate in ​City of Ann Arbor public meetings. Accommodations, including sign language interpreters, may be arranged by contacting the Ann Arbor City Clerk's office at 734.794.6140; via email to [email protected]; or by written request addressed and mailed or delivered to:

City Clerk's Office
301 E. Huron St.
Ann Arbor, MI  48104 

Requests made with less than two business days' notice may not be able to be accommodated. ​​

Other government meetings in Ann Arbor

Follow the links below to find information about some other government bodies that meet in Ann Arbor.