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Residents Encouraged to Apply to Serve on City Boards, Commissions and Committees


The City of Fargo currently has openings on three of its appointed boards and residents are encouraged to apply for appointment by visiting

Name of Board: Planning Commission
Opening(s): One (1) Commissioner
Meeting Logistics: First Tuesday of each month at 3 p.m.
Mid-month Wednesday at 11:30 a.m.
Average Time Commitment: Seven (7) hours per month

  1. Review long range plans for the community.
  2. Provide recommendations on neighborhood growth/development.
  3. Review developers’ requests for conformity with City requirements.

Name of Board: Board of Health
Opening(s): Three (3) – Behavioral health professional, community member (at-large) representative and a rural representative (Cass County resident)
Meeting Logistics: Third Friday of every other month at noon
Average Time Commitment: Three (3) hours per month

  1. Serve as an advocate for public health and assist the department in maintaining a positive public image.
  2. Recommend policies and procedures while also reviewing/approving the annual budget and financial reports.
  3. Solicit and discuss community issues and potential solutions to staff.

Name of Board: Special Assessment Commission
Opening(s): One (1) Alternate Commissioner
Meeting Logistics: Third Tuesday of each month at 8 a.m.
Average Time Commitment: Two (2) hours per month

  1. Review and approve applied benefits for special assessed projects.
  2. Visit and visually review each improvement district.
  3. Conduct question and answer sessions and special Assessment hearings.

In addition to these openings, residents are encouraged to research and apply for appointment to any of the boards, commissions and committees for consideration in the event of future vacancies.

Mayor Tim Mahoney stated, “Encouraging the incorporation of innovative ideas into government, including the diversification of perspectives within our many appointed groups, is critically important to the success of the City of Fargo. We are actively seeking applicants with backgrounds and experiences to effectively represent the people of Fargo. Please consider serving your city.”