Boards & Commissions

The following boards and commissions are appointed by the Mayor and City Council.  If you are interested in serving on a board or commission, please fill out an application and submit it to the City Administrator’s Office, 500 4th Avenue NE, Austin, MN.

Application for Boards and Commissions

Citizen committees make recommendations to the Mayor and City Council.

Utility Board
Cable TV Committee
Charter Commission
FAQs Boards & Commissions
Fire Civil Service
Culture And Arts Commission
Port Authority
Housing And Redevelopment Authority
Human Rights Commission
Library Board
Park And Recreation Board
Pillars of the City
Planning Commission
Police Civil Service Commission


Honorary Council Member Program

The Honorary Council Member Program was created to promote interest in city government.
Honorary council members will receive council agenda packets prior to council meetings and
may provide input at the end of council meetings and work sessions during the open public
forum at each meeting. Members will receive no monetary compensation nor have power to vote
or make motions. Members must be 21 years of age and a resident of the city for at least 30

Application for Honorary Council Member Program