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, 2022.
Applications will be accepted through Friday, January 28, 2022.
Applicants are required to be interviewed by the City Council. Interviews will be held on Monday, February 18 and Monday, March 14 during the City Council Work Session. Commissioners will be appointed by the City Council at the March 21, 2022 City Council meeting.
Each commission is briefly described below with a link to more information about what they do, including recent agendas and minutes.
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. Three 3-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 7:00 p.m. at City Hall. Two 3-year positions are available on this 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 3-year positions are available on this commission.
The Senior Commission is an advisory body to the City Council that examines the needs of 55+ older adults in the community. They review issues such as housing, information and referral services, outreach and programming, and transportation The Senior Commission meets at 10:00 a.m. on the third Friday of each month at City Hall. Three (3) three-year positions are available on this commission.
Economic Development Commission
The Economic Development Commission is an advisory body to the City Council and the Economic Development Authority charged with the responsibility of researching, reviewing, and making recommendations on issues related to economic development. They review ways in which the city can expand existing businesses, attract desirable new business, and revitalize existing businesses and the community as a whole. Three (3) three-year positions are available on this commission.