Boards & Commissions

Boards & Commissions Volunteers

The City Council appoints volunteers to numerous city boards and commissions to serve fellow citizens and City Council in an advisory capacity and / or in carrying out functions required by city code and state statute. For more information on serving, view the Serving on Boards and Commissions document.

Appointments & Orientation

The City Secretary's Office maintains a file of applicants interested in being considered by City Council for appointment as a board or commission member. Applications are solicited in the early summer and as often as necessary during the year to provide a pool of applicants. Appointments are generally made by the City Council in December of each year. Terms are effective immediately. Orientation and training are provided to appointees.

Appointment Terms

Appointments may be made for a full term or to fill an unexpired term. Terms for board and commission members are generally 2 years, but terms are determined by the specific board or commission. Alternate members serve a 1-year term. Board and commission members may be considered for reappointment.

Apply to Serve

Volunteers are vital to the city. We encourage you to submit an application today. It's a great way to be involved at a local level and enhance the quality of life in Lancaster.

Download a Boards and Commissions Application.
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