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Boards & Commissions Opportunities

The City of Birmingham boards and commissions help shape the future of our community by serving in an advisory capacity to the City Commission.  Those interested in serving in a voluntary capacity on a board or commission may submit an application to the Office of the City Clerk,  all applications are due by 12:00 p.m. on the date of closing.  Applications will appear in the public agenda at which time, applicants will be interviewed by the City Commission. The commission will discuss recommendations,  may make nominations and vote on appointments. 

All members of boards and commissions are subject to the provisions of City of Birmingham City Code Chapter 2, Article IX, Ethics and the filing of the Affidavit and Disclosure Statement.  Questions regarding this may be directed to the city clerk at 248.530.1880.

Relatives by blood or marriage, within the second degree of consanguinity or affinity, of an existing City Board, Commission, or Committee member shall not serve on the same board as their relative.  This shall not apply to Election Inspectors serving in the same precinct. (Nepotism Policy adopted by City Commission on 4/11/16)

Apply Here: Download Application for City Board or Commission

 Board, Commission or Committee  

 Closing Date 
 by
12:00 p.m.

Date of Interview
at 7:30 PM 
Available Position  Position Requirements
Advisory Parking Committee  
Until filled*

TBD**

3 Regular Members




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2 Alternate Members
  • One building owner within the parking assessment district.
  • One restaurant owner.
  • One representative of a professional firm within the parking assessment district.
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  • Must own property, own a business or work in the parking assessment district. Policy Statement on Alternate Members.
Architectural Review Committee  


Until filled*

TBD**

1 Regular Members

  • Must be a Michigan Licensed Architect & resident of the City of Birmingham

  • One member will serve the remainder of a 3-year term to expire 4/11/2020.

Birmingham Shopping District Board  



11/14/18
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Until filled*


11/19/18
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TBD**

2 Members
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1 Member

  • One member shall be a business operator in the District.
  • One members shall have an ownership interest in property located within the District     ===================================
  • One member shall have an ownership interest in property located within the District.
Board of Building Trades Appeal  

Until filled*

TBD**

1 Regular Member

  • Members must be qualified by experience or training, (such as architect, engineer, mechanical engineer, building contractor, electrical contractor, plumbing contractor, heating contractor, and refrigeration contractor)

  • One member will serve the remainder of a 3-year term to expire 5/23/2019
Board of Zoning Appeals  

11/7/18

11/19/18

1 Regular Member

  • Members must be residents and registered voters of Birmingham

Cablecasting Board  




11/14/18

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Until filled*

11/19/18
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TBD**






1 Regular Member
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1 Regular Member

1 Alternate Member







  • Must be a resident of Birmingham. Will serve the remainder of a term to expire 3/30/2019.  ================================
  • Must be a resident of Birmingham
  • One regular member to serve the remainder of a 3-year term expiring 3/30/2021
  • One alternate member to serve the remainder of a 3-year term expiring 3/30/2019.
Design Review Board  






11/14/18
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Until filled*



11/19/18
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TBD**


1 Regular Member
1 Alternate Member
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1 Regular Member

  • Representative of an occupations and or profession such as, but not limited to, legal, financial, real estate, planning or design.
  • Regular member will serve remainder of a 3-year term to expire 9/25/2021.
  • Alternate member will serve remainder of a 3-year term to expire 9/25/2019.          ================================
  • Representative of an occupations and or profession such as, but not limited to, legal, financial, real estate, planning or design.
Alternate Hearing Officer  

Until filled*

TBD

1 Hearing Officer, alternate

  • Hearing Officer shall be a resident of the City who has legal, administrative or other desirable qualifications that will aid him or her in the performance of the duties of the hearing officer.
Historic District Commission  

11/14/2018
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Until filled*

11/19/2018
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TBD


1 Regular Member
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1 Regular Member

  • Clearly demonstrated interest in or knowledge of historic preservation and/or membership in a historic preservation organization.
Historic District Study Committee  

Until filled*

TBD

2 Regular Members

  • Members shall have a clearly demonstrated interest in or knowledge of historic preservation.
  • 1 member to serve the remainder of a 3-year term expiring 6/25/2019.
  • 1 member to serve the remainder of a 3-year term expiring 6/25/2020.
Housing Board of Appeals  


Until filled*

TBD**

1 Regular Member

  • Education or experience in building construction administration, social services, real estate, or other responsible positions.
  • One member will serve the remainder of a three-year term to expire May 4, 2020.
Multi-Modal Transportation Board  





Until filled*





TBD**




1 Regular Member

1 Alternate Member

  • In so far as possible, members shall represent pedestrian advocacy, mobility or vision impairment, traffic-focused education/experience, bicycle advocacy, urban planning, architecture or design education/experience, or different geographical areas of Birmingham.
  • Members do not necessarily need to be residents of Birmingham
  • One regular member to serve the remainder of a 3-year term to expire 3/24/2019.
  • One alternate member to serve the remainder of a 3-year term to expire 10/27/2019.
Parks and Recreation Board  


11/14/18

11/19/18

1 Alternate Member

 
Public Arts Board  

Until filled*

TBD**

1 Alternate Members

 
  • Members should represent a major cultural institution, be a Michigan registered architect, an artist, an art historian, or art consultant. Members may also be members of the Historic District Commission, Design Review Board, Parks and Recreation Board, or Planning Board. Policy Statement on Alternate Members
Storm Water Utility Appeals Board  

Until
filled*

TBD**

2 Alternate Members

  • Two of the regular members shall be licensed professional engineers not employed by the local unit of government,   and have legal, administrative or other desirable qualifications that will aid him or her in the performance of the duties of the board members.
  • One of the alternate members shall be a licensed professional engineer not employed by the local unit of government, and have legal, administrative or other desirable qualifications that will aid him or her in the performance of the duties of the board members.
  • The board members shall serve without compensation. Members are not required to be city residents.
Triangle District Corridor Improvement Authority  


Until
filled*

TBD**


1 Regular
Member

  • Member must have an ownership or business interest in property located in the Development Area.
  • Member will serve a four-year term to expire December 15, 2021.

  

*Until sufficient applications are received to fill the number of vacancies available.

**To be determined. Once application is received, applicant will be notified of scheduled interview date with the City Commission.