Board, Commission, & Committee Volunteer Information
The boards, commissions, and committees of the City of Monroe are mostly comprised of volunteer citizens appointed by the Mayor and confirmed by the Common Council. All meetings are open to the public; however, all or part of a meeting may be held in closed session (no public allowed) if the item being discussed is within the guidelines of state statutes.
Without the dedication of the many volunteers who serve and contribute countless hours, the city would be unable to function. Our volunteers help make the City of Monroe a great place to live, work, and play. The City of Monroe provides equal opportunities to all applicants and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.
Make Your Community's Voice Heard
The City of Monroe encourages dedicated and civic-minded residents to participate in their local government. Resident participation must be inclusive of those who identify themselves as interested and/or affected by decisions that will be made on issues of relevance to them. Resident participation practices must result in decisions that reflect the community's voice.
Board, Commission, & Committee Responsibilities
Understand your role, scope of responsibility, and be informed of objectives and procedures for your individual board, commission or committee. Members should represent the public interest and not a special interest group. Members serve as a communication link between the community, staff, and city presenting city programs and recommendations and providing a channel for resident expression. Establish good working relationships with other members. Advise and make recommendations to the Common Council.
- Board, Commission & Committee responsibilities and commitment vary in range, but generally hold meetings once or twice per month around one hour or less in length.
- Meetings are typically held on weeknights, but a few meet during the weekdays.
- Regular attendance is critical to the effective operation of the board, commission, or committee. A typical term is 1-3 years. These positions are volunteer and unpaid.
- Mayor: Appoints board, commission, & committee members
- Common Council: Directs City Administrator to carry out policy, solicit input from boards, commission, and committees on issues in its various function areas
- Boards, Commission, & Committee Members: Advise Mayor and Common Council on policies that assist in carrying out its responsibilities, input and provide input by being a positive representative
- City Staff: Provide support to the boards, commissions, and Committees under the guidance of the City Administrator
City of Monroe Boards, Commissions, & Committees
The city has 15 Boards, Commissions, and Committees. For an overview of each please visit: Boards, Committees, & Commissions.
How to Apply
We respectfully request that you provide information regarding your background and experience. Our Volunteer Profile Sheet provides a template for suggested information; however, a resume and cover letter can be submitted instead. You can apply online or mail, email your information to the City Clerk's Office.
Volunteer Profile Sheets or resumes should be submitted to City Hall – Clerks Office. Once appointed to a City position, your information will be kept on file and will be considered public information. Additional questions regarding the process selecting candidates for appointed positions should be directed to Brittney Rindy at the City Hall (608)329-2530 (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Volunteer Committee Handbook
Board, Commission, & Committee Flyer
Board, Commission, & Committee Application Form