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Over 150 citizens serve the City on Boards, Commissions and Committees. These groups advise the City Council on various areas. The City Manager's Office maintains a Citizen Resource Bank made up of city residents interested in serving on boards, commissions, or committees. The primary qualifications are an interest in participating in City government and a willingness to work with others to help address the needs of the community.

If you would like information about having your name placed in the Citizen Resource Bank, please contact:

City Manager's Office
203 S. Farwell Street
P.O. Box 5148
Eau Claire, WI 54702-5148
Phone: (715) 839-4902

Access the Online Citizen Resource Form by clicking the "Get Involved!" button below:

We encourage you to submit a Citizen Resource Bank Form for the Boards, Commissions or Committees that interest you.  When a vacancy occurs, you may then be considered to serve on that Committee.

Meeting Schedules:

  • Administrative Review Board meets as needed. For more information, contact the City Attorney's Office at 715-839-6006.
  • Bicycle/Pedestrian Advisory Committee meets at 6:00 pm on the third Tuesday of the month. For additional information, contact the Public Works Department at 715-839-4934.
  • Building Code Committee meets as needed. For more information, contact the Inspections Division at 715-839-4947.
  • City-County Board of Health meets at 5:15 pm on the fourth Wednesday of the month. For more information, contact the City-County Health Department at 715-839-4718.
  • Board of Heating Examiners meets as needed. For more information, contact the Inspections Division at 715-839-4947.
  • Housing Advisory Board meets as needed. For more information, contact the City-County Health Department at 715-839-4718.
  • Housing Authority meets at 7:45 am in the fourth Monday of the month. For additional information, contact the Housing Division at 839-4943.
  • Landmarks Commission meets at 4:30 pm on the first Monday of the month. For additional information, contact Community Development at 715-839-4914.
  • Library Board meets at 5 pm on the third Thursday of the month. For additional information, contact Library Administration at 715-839-5002.
  • Plan Commission meets at 7:00 pm on the first and third Mondays of the month. For additional information, contact Community Development at 715-839-4914.
  • Police and Fire Commission meets at 4:00 pm on the third Thursday bi-monthly. For additional information, contact Human Resources at 715-839-4921.
  • Redevelopment Authority meets at 7:30 am on the third Wednesday of the month. For additional information, contact Community Development at 715-839-4914.
  • Sustainability Advisory Committee meets at 3:30 p.m. on the third Tuesday of the month. For more information, contact the Community Development Department at 715-839-4914.
  • Transit Commission meets at 6:00 pm on the third Wednesday of the month. For additional information, contact Public Works at 715-839-4934.
  • Utility Appeals Board meets quarterly as needed. For more information, contact the Utilities Administration at 715-839-4954.
  • Waterways and Parks Commission meets at 7:00 pm on the fourth Wednesday of the month. For additional information, contact Parks and Recreation at 715-839-5032.
  • Zoning Board of Appeals meets as needed on the first Tuesday of the month at 7:00 pm. For more information, contact the Inspections Division at 715-839-4947.

Meeting times are occasionally changed. To confirm time, date, and location, please call 839-4902. As noted, some boards and committees meet as needed. Public notices are always posted and provided to the news media. The public is welcome at all meetings.

Function of the Various City Boards

Many of the City Boards, Commissions and Committees are advisory to the City Council, such as: 

  • Advisory Committee on Appointments
  • Bicycle/Pedestrian Advisory Committee
  • Landmarks Commission
  • Plan Commission
  • Sustainability Advisory Committee
  • Transit Commission
  • Waterways and Parks Commission

(The City Council appoints all members to these Committees.)

Some are established to hear appeals, make code recommendations or grant licenses, such as:

  • Administrative Review Board
  • Bicycle/Pedestrian Advisory Committee 
  • Building Code Committee
  • Board of Heating Examiners and Appeals
  • Housing Advisory Board  
  • Utility Appeals Board
  • Zoning Board of Appeals

(The City Council appoints all members to these Committees.)

Some Boards, Commissions and Committees are appointed by the City Council but act independently, such as:

  • City/County Board of Health
  • Housing Authority
  • Library Board
  • Police and Fire Commission
  • Redevelopment Authority

(The City Council appoints all members to these Committees.)

Some are Boards, Commissions and Committees created with specific criteria defined by the program, such as:

  • Business Improvement District Boards
  • Joint Commission on Shared Services Initiatives (City, County, School District)
  • Revolving Loan Fund Committee (Federal/Uniroyal)
  • Seven Mile Creek Landfill Standing Committee

(The City Council appoints members to these Committees, except for the Joint Commission on Shared Services Initiatives, to which they appoint Council representatives.)

The City Council also appoints Council Representatives as well as citizen representatives to serve on boards of other organizations, such as:

  • Chippewa Valley Convention and Visitors Bureau Board (2 Council Representatives)
  • Putnam Park Commission (2 Council Representatives and Citizen Representatives)
  • Senior Center Board (no Council Representatives, only Citizen Representatives)

Task Forces are occasionally created on an ad hoc basis to address specific issues.

The City Council appoints City Council representatives to serve on various Boards and Committees at their organizational meeting on the Third Tuesday in April.