Commission Vacancies


The City of Chanhassen is seeking applications from interested residents to fill vacancies on various commissions. Terms are for three (3) years unless otherwise noted and no prior experience is required to apply. The Commissioners are appointed by the Mayor and City Council and terms will take effect in April, 2020.


Applications will be accepted through Friday, January 31, 2020.

Apply Online

(Online applications preferred)
Paper Application - print, complete and mail to or drop off at city hall:

City of Chanhassen
7700 Market Boulevard
PO Box 147 (must use PO box if mailing application)
Chanhassen, MN  55317

Interview Dates

Applicants must be available to be interviewed by the desired commission(s) on the following dates:

  • Environmental Commission - Wednesday, February 12
  • Planning Commission - Tuesday, February 18
  • Senior Commission - Friday, February 21
  • Park & Recreation Commission - Wednesday, February 26

Applicants must also be available to interview with the City Council on one of the following dates in the evening:

  • Monday, February 24 
  • Monday, March 2 


Each commission is briefly described below with a link to more information about what they do, including recent agendas and minutes. 

Planning Commission
The Planning Commission is an advisory body to the City Council that makes recommendations to the City Council on all new developments, including site plans, subdivisions, special use permits, land use, and zoning regulations. The Commission also provides input into plans and programs that will have a long-term impact on the community, e.g. the Comprehensive Plan and special studies. The Planning Commission meets the first and third Tuesdays of the month at 7:00 p.m. at City Hall.

Two (2) three-year positions are available on this commission.

Park and Recreation Commission
The Park & Recreation Commission acts as an advisory board to the City Council, reviewing all recreation, leisure, and park-related issues. These issues include park development, recreation programming, and implementation of the Recreation Section of the City's Comprehensive Plan. The Commission meets the fourth Tuesday of each month at 7:30 p.m. at City Hall.

Three (3) three-year positions are available on this commission. 


One to two (1-2) Youth Representative positions are also available on this Commission. These positions are open to high school students ages 16-18 and are voting members of the commission. Terms are for one year.

Environmental Commission
The Environmental Commission acts as a citizen outreach and education board for the City Council. Issues addressed by the Commission include water quality, forestry, stormwater management, and water conservation education. The Commission meets the second Wednesday of each month at 6:00 p.m. at City Hall.

Two (2) three-year positions are available on this commission. 

Senior Commission
The Senior Commission is an advisory body to the City Council that represents the interests of Chanhassen senior citizens. They review issues such as housing, information and referral services, transportation, senior center operations, etc. The Senior Commission meets at 10:00 a.m. on the third Friday of each month at City Hall.

Two (2) three-year and one (1) one-year positions are available on this commission.