Chapter 7: Municipal Board Commissions and Committees

Municipal board commissions and committees play an important role in city governance by assisting the governing bodies in addressing specific issues in detail, lending professional expertise, facilitating community decision-making, and serving as a conduit between citizens, city staff and the governing body. Effective use of board commissions will result in a highly engaged community and facilitate the governing board’s decision making.

This chapter will discuss the basic considerations of formation and the essential elements of board commissions. This chapter will also give practice tips for the effective use of board commissions.

Topics Include:

  • Formation
  • Elements of Board Commissions
  • Laws that Impact Board Commissions
  • Practice Tips
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