Apply to a Board or Commission

Commission Application Process
Applications are now being considered to fill openings on our commissions. Please submit your application by December 31, 2021.

Adult Commissioners

  • Adult applicants must be Richfield residents, unless applying for the Friendship City or Transportation Commission.
  • Adult applications are available only during an open recruitment process that takes place each year in December.
  • The City Council will meet with all applicants in January. This meeting is an opportunity for the City Council to have a conversation with each applicant prior to considering their appointment.
  • Commission appointments are effective February 1. Terms are for three years (ending January 31). No commissioner shall serve more than three consecutive terms on the same commission. Commissioners may only serve on one commission at a time.
  • In appointing commissioners, it is the policy of the City Council, where there are more applicants than openings, preferences will generally be for reappointment to second terms over new applicants and for new applicants over reappointment to third terms. (Resolution No. 11608)
or call (612) 861-9711 if you have any questions.

Youth Commissioners

Youth Application 

Several advisory groups have openings for youth representatives, providing young people with an opportunity to contribute their ideas and participate in City government.

  • Youth applicants must be at least 15 years old and actively enrolled in a Richfield high school or equivalent within the city of Richfield. This includes non-residents of Richfield.
  • Youth applications are available during an open recruitment process that takes place each year in August/September. If there are openings for youth on commissions, recruitment will be on-going.
  • The City Council will meet with all applicants. This meeting is an opportunity for the City Council to have a conversation with each applicant prior to considering their appointment.
  • Youth members serve a one-year term (ending August 31). No youth member may serve more than three consecutive terms on the same commission. A youth member may only serve on one commission at a time.
  • In appointing commissioners, it is the policy of the City Council, where there are more applicants than openings, preferences will generally be for reappointment to second terms over new applicants and for new applicants over reappointment to third terms. (Resolution No. 11608)
or call (612) 861-9711 if you have any questions.

Additional information on commissions can be found in Section 305 of the Richfield City Code.