City residents interested in the Fond du Lac community, get involved! The City is accepting volunteer applications to fill positions on various City Boards and Commissions. Boards and Commissions advise the City of Fond du Lac on issues important to the municipality. Most positions do not require extensive expertise, just a willingness to serve. Applicants must be city residents and applications are available at the City Clerk’s Office, 160 S Macy Street or may be found on the city’s Web site at www.fdl.wi.gov on the City Council page along with more detailed information about each Board and Commission. Applications can be submitted in person or mailed to the City Clerk’s Office, 160 S Macy Street or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The following are current Boards and Commissions openings:
Equal Opportunities has one vacancy with the term to expire April 30, 2017. The member must have the ability to evaluate evidence and render objective decisions based on evidence involving the denial of equal opportunities because of age, sex, race, color, handicap, religion, national origin, marital status, ancestry or lawful source of income, or sexual orientation. Meetings are held when a need dictates in the City-County Government Center with a time to be determined.
Advisory Parking and Traffic has one vacancy with the term to expire April 30, 2017. The member must have good judgment, intelligence and ability to articulate the issues, problems and solutions as one sees them to assist the City Council in planning to meet community needs related to parking and traffic problems. This commission meets the 3rd Tuesday of the month in the City-County Government Center at 1:30pm.
Ethics Board has one vacancy with the term to expire June 30, 217. The member must have sincerity in the desire to enforce the ethics code through channels that are honest and appropriate, that elected and appointed officials are independent, impartial and responsible to the people; that elected office not be used for personal gain; and the public have confidence in the integrity of its government. Meetings are held when a need dictates in the City-County Government Center with a time to be determined.
Fond du Lac Public Library Board has one vacancy with the term to expire June 30, 2017. Members must have initiative and ability to establish policies for successful operation of the library and close acquaintance with the community social and economic conditions. This board meets monthly at the Fond du Lac Public Library on the 3rd Thursday of each month beginning at 4:30pm.
Historic Preservation Commission has three vacancies with terms to expire April 30, 2017. Members must have competence and knowledge in the historical, architectural and cultural traditions of the community. To serve in an advisory capacity to City Council in the research, inspection and investigation of sites, buildings, structures, or other objects in the City the board has reason to believe are potential landmarks. This board meets on the 3rd Wednesday of the month in the City-County Government Center at 7:00pm.
Redevelopment Authority has one vacancy with the term to expire on April 30, 2019. The member must have a sincere interest in a commitment to community development and to improve the appearance, livability, and economic viability of residential and commercial areas by elimination and prevention of the development or spread of deterioration and blight. This board meets on the 3rd Wednesday of the month in the City-County Government Center at 7:30am.
Housing Authority has one vacancy with the term to expire on November 10, 2018. The member must recognize the housing needs of low-income families, elderly and handicapped and to provide safe and decent housing through housing units owned by the Housing Authority. This committee meets on the 2nd Monday of each month at Rosalind Apartments at 3:00pm.
Board of Review has one vacancy with the term to expire September 30, 2018. The member must have general knowledge of real estate valuation and ability to conduct a hearing, analyze the evidence and render an informed decision in a fair and impartial manner pertaining to the fair market value of real and personal property. Meetings are held on call and generally meet once a year.