Neighborhood & Community Relations

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105 5th Avenue South 
Minneapolis, MN 55401
(612) 673-3737

Boards and Commissions

The City benefits from the volunteer efforts of hundreds of residents who serve on more than fifty advisory boards and commissions. These boards and commissions represent a key component of community engagement activities in regard to City actions and decision making. Residents should have good information about service opportunities and be well-oriented once selected to serve.

NCR is working to improve the effectiveness of these boards and commissions and to streamline the open appointment process. In addition, NCR either staffs directly or works very closely with three advisory boards and committees 


NCR Staffed Boards and Commissions:

Minneapolis Advisory Committee on People with Disabilities (MACOPD): The MACOPD is a citizen based education and advocacy group formed to expand opportunities for all children and adults with disabilities throughout Minneapolis, without regard to disability or other protected class status

Neighborhood and Community Engagement Commission (NCEC): The NCEC  works with the Neighborhood and Community Relations department to provide overall direction on the City’s community engagement efforts. Through the input and work of the Neighborhood and Community Engagement Commission, residents, community and neighborhood organizations will play a key role in enhancing and shaping how the City engages its residents.

NRP Policy Board: The key work of the Policy Board is to review and approve the NRP plans and to also to review the Community Participation Plan submissions from neighborhood organizations.

Senior Citizens Advisory Committee (SCAC):The Committee is responsible for bringing senior citizen concerns to the attention of the Mayor and City Council.

Help shape our city— apply for openings on Minneapolis boards and commissions
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Applications are now being accepted for a number of open boards and commissions positions that the City Council and Mayor will appoint this fall. Board and commission members in the City of Minneapolis provide valuable insights, help shape key policy decisions and provide community-based input into administration of services. The City is seeking applicants with a diversity of backgrounds and experiences to strengthen the work of the City.

There are open positions on the following 16 City boards and commissions:

Applications will be reviewed beginning October 10, 2014. However, the positions are open until filled. Visit the City’s website for a list of appointment opportunities, position descriptions and to apply:

The City of Minneapolis has more than 50 volunteer-based boards, commissions and advisory committees that advise the City on issues and help with policy development and administration of services. Boards and commissions fall into a handful of categories: appeal boards, development boards, general advisory boards, and special service districts, which are defined areas within the city where special services are rendered.

Appointments to board and commissions are made twice a year — in the spring and fall. This streamlined appointment process makes it easier for folks to learn about volunteer opportunities, ensure a more open and understandable process for residents and staff, and increase the diversity of the applicant pool.

The City of Minneapolis invites and encourages participation by every resident to each program, service and event within our city. Should you require an accommodation in order for you to fully participate, or should you require this document in a different format, please let us know by contacting 612-673-3737. 


Last updated Sep 3, 2014