Boards & Commissions

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The City Council appoints volunteers to numerous City Boards, Commissions, and Committees 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, please reference Ordinance Number 2018-12-53

Appointments & Orientation

The City Secretary's Office maintains a file of applicants interested in being considered by the City Council for appointment as a board or commission member. Applications are solicited 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.


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.

To apply, please click the "Apply Now" button below. You will be directed to an online application form. You can also download and print the application form by clicking the "Download Applicationbutton

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