Current Advisory Board/Commission/Committee Vacancies:
- Charter Commission – Term expires 4/1/14
To apply for current vacancies, fill out form below
What’s expected of a member of a board/commission/committee member?
Thank you for your interest in serving on a City’s board, commission or committee. As a member of one of the City’s boards, commissions, or committees, you will focus upon community needs that require your understanding, dedication, vision, enthusiasm, and experience. Your appointment to a position signifies the Council’s desire to have the benefit of your input during the decision-making process. While Council has the ultimate political and legal responsibility for the conduct of local government and the welfare of the entire community, you have an important role in assisting the City Council to fulfill its obligations to our citizens.
Participation on a board, commission, or committee can be a gratifying and challenging experience. It provides an opportunity to develop firsthand knowledge of the operating policies and issues of a municipal government. It personifies citizen participation in policy determination. It gives you an opportunity to play a vital role in the communication process between citizen and elected representative. It must be known that not all of the recommendations made by the boards, commissions, or committees will be accepted. The rejection of advice in a given situation does not imply lack of confidence or disinterest on the part of the City Council. Elected officials must weigh all advice, information, and considerations as they reach the decisions for which they are responsible.
Generally, applicants must reside within the Windom city limits.
Can I Apply for More than One Board, Commission, or Committee?
It has been Council policy not to permit an individual to serve on two boards, commissions, or committees at the same time.
How Do I Know if I Was Appointed?
You will be contacted by the Mayor indicating whether or not you were appointed. You may also be contacted by the staff liaison for the board, commission, or committee.