Boards, Commissions & Committees

Boards, Commissions & Committees

Boards, Commissions & Committees

Fargo city government operates with many boards, committees and commissions that focus on specific topics. These bodies often forward recommendations to the Fargo City Commission for action.

Applying to be on a Board, Commission and Committees

If interested in being a member of one of these panels, complete the City of Fargo's application form to express your interest. We will consider your application when it is time to fill a vacant position on the commission, committee and/or board you are interested in.

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Airport Authority

Responsible for operation and maintenance of the airport.


Ambulance Service Oversight Committee

Review and prioritze community medical needs, analyze data and address current issues affecting emergency medical responses


Arts & Culture Commission

Responsible for the commissioning and placement of public art owned by the city, and works to encourage the display of public art by all citizens, developers and property owners.


Auditorium Commission

Responsible for operation and maintenance of the Fargo Civic Center.


Board of Adjustment

Considers variances in zoning ordinances.


Board of Appeals

Duties include hearing appeals from citizens who feel the Inspections Department made an error in applying a code requirement.


Board of Equalization

Offers an opportunity for individual property owners to testify regarding their property values


Board of Health

Oversees operations of Fargo Cass Public Health.


Cass Clay Food Commission

Advises how to assure that residents have access to safe, nutritious and affordable foods.


Civil Service Commission

Protects merit system for city employees and ensures systems principles are upheld.


Community Development Committee

Makes recommendations to the City Commission regarding land development, including the use of economic incentives and grant funds.


Economic Development Incentives Committee

Evaluates applications from property owners for various property tax exemptions and economic incentives.



Responsible for operation and maintenance of FARGODOME.


Fargo City Commission

Represents the entire City of Fargo as a commission form of government.


Fargo Youth Initiative

Works to empower and unite the youth of Fargo.


Finance Committee

Provides counsel and guidance to staff dealing with the financial operations of The City of Fargo.


Historic Preservation Commission

Works toward preservation of historic buildings or areas.


House Moving Board

Considers house moving requests.


Housing & Redevelopment Authority

Administers and provides low-income housing.


Human Rights Commission

Works to promote acceptance and respect for diversity and discourages all forms of discrimination.


Library Board

Responsible for operation and maintenance of Fargo Public Library.


Liquor Control Board

Performs several functions related to the sale of alcohol in the City of Fargo.


Metro Area Transit Coordinating Board

Coordinates operations and administration of a joint transit system for the Fargo-Moorhead metro area.


Metro Flood Diversion Authority

Reduce the flood risk of the stakeholder communities and counties along the Red River of the North.


Native American Commission

Works to strengthen the Native American community.


Parking Commission

Manages parking facilities to meet community needs.


Performing Arts Task Force

Reviews the Feasibility Study on repurposing the Civic Center into a performance venue.


Planning Commission

Considers land use, planning and zoning issues.


Police Advisory & Oversight Board

Creates a dialogue between community representatives and the Fargo Police Department to improve policies and programs.


Renaissance Zone Authority

Is responsible for economic development, promotion of the Renaissance Zone and administration of zone incentives.


Special Assessment Commission

Determines how costs of various improvements will be spread against each benefiting property.


Special Assessment Taskforce

Reviews history of special assessments in Fargo.


Sustainability and Resiliency Committee

Furthers the City of Fargo's environmental stewardship and climate resiliency efforts.


Traffic Technical Advisory Committee

Reviews submitted issues and suggestions related to traffic.