Commission, Authority and Board Vacancies

The Wayzata City Council annually appoints individuals to volunteer service positions on advisory commission, authority and boards through an open appointments process. Each commission, authority or board deals with a variety of issues and topics of concern to the city.

The appointment process promotes citizen involvement through volunteer service. The process allows City Council Members an opportunity to tap into and select from a pool of talent, diversity, knowledge and skills of its citizens to benefit city government. The process offers all interested citizens an opportunity to be considered for appointments based on their expertise. Openings on commission, authority and boards are staggered and vary on term length.

We encourage you to research the various advisory boards and their meeting schedules to determine what time commitment is involved for board members. Typically, advisory boards meet bi-weekly, monthly, quarterly, or annually, and the meetings are open to the public. Attending one of the meetings may assist you in learning more about an advisory board’s function. You may view the online calendar for meeting dates or call City Hall, at 952-404-5303, to obtain meeting information. Details on regularity of meetings are detailed on the application form.

To view any open seats on our boards and commissions, please click below on the "application & deadline" tab.

The City of Wayzata will be accepting applications in October - November 2023 for open positions on the following Commissions, Authority and Boards with terms starting January 1, 2024:

2024 Vacancies
Charter CommissionMultiple 4-year terms expiring December 31, 2027
Energy & Environment CommitteeOne 3- year term expiring December 31, 2026
Heritage Preservation Board
Three 2-year terms expiring December 31, 2025
Housing & Redevelopment Authority
One 4-year term expiring December 31, 2027
Housing & Redevelopment
One 5-year term expiring Dec. 31, 2028
Parks & Trails Board
Three 3-year terms expiring December 31, 2026
Planning Commission
Three 3-year terms expiring December 31, 2026

The above positions are open for appointment on the various advisory commission, authority, and boards.

The City Clerk administers the process of announcing vacancies to the public, accepting applications, and scheduling interviews with the City Council. As vacancies occur, information will be posted on the website starting in September of each year, and the online application process will open for interested and eligible citizens until the published deadline. Interviews are conducted by the Wayzata City Council in December with appointments made thereafter so vacancies can be filled starting January 1.