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Have you always wanted to get involved in city government? Would you like to provide valuable input on important issues affecting Brooklyn Park? Do you feel a need to give back to your community? If you’ve answered "yes" to any of these questions, you should consider applying for a seat on a Brooklyn Park city commission!

Serving on a commission is a great way to provide your city government with valuable citizen input and discuss important issues with your fellow residents. Plus, it’s a lot of fun.

What is a commission?

A commission is a volunteer group that provides recommendations and suggestions to the City Council, either on specific issues or special areas of concern regarding a government or community function.

The City of Brooklyn Park depends on citizen volunteers to advise elected officials and help them govern effectively.

Who can be a commissioner?

Commissions are open to Brooklyn Park residents. Some commissions may require a member to reside in a specific voting district (Central, East or West). Charter Commission members must be qualified voters.

Applying to become a commissioner

  • Fill out an application. See our documents section.
    • Applications for all commissions are always welcome!
    • Commission applications are kept on file for one year.
    • As openings occur, applicants are notified of openings and invited to participate in the commission interview process.
  • The City Council appoints the commissioners, except for the Charter Commissioners, which are appointed by the Chief Judge of Hennepin County District Court.

Current openings

  • Human Rights Commission. Applications due by January 31, 2017
  • Northwest Suburbs Cable Communications Commission. Applications due by January 20, 2017

2017 annual recruitment

Applications due by January 31, 2017 to fill upcoming vacancies on the following commissions due to terms ending:

  • Citizen Long-range Improvement Committee
  • Human Rights Commission
  • Planning Commission
  • Recreation and Parks Advisory Commission

Contact us

City Hall

5200 85th Ave. N.
Brooklyn Park, MN 55443
View map and directions to City Hall


Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Phone and email

Devin Montero
City Clerk
Email Devin Montero

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