Members of the business community bring important experience, expertise and perspective to public policy decisions. That’s why it’s important to have them involved in deliberations that affect the business climate, taxes, spending, public projects and quality of life in the Chippewa Valley.
Did you know that running for office is not the only way to get involved in local decisions? An important, but lesser-known opportunity for individuals to help ensure the effectiveness of government is to serve on one of the various boards and commissions on city and county government.
City of Eau Claire
There are currently openings on several City of Eau Claire Boards, Commissions and Committees, and the City is looking for individuals that are interested in applying for those positions.
The Advisory Committee on Appointments, which makes recommendations to the City Council, meets on March 20 to consider applications. Current vacancies expected to be taken up by the committee include Board of Heating Examiners, Board of Review, Housing Advisory Board, Housing Authority, Housing Opportunities Commission, Police and Fire Commission, Plan Commission, Seven Mile Creek Standing Committee, Sustainability Advisory Committee, Utility Appeals Board, and Zoning Board of Appeals.
To learn more, go to the City of Eau Claire's Boards, Commissions & Committees web page, which includes additional boards that may not have openings now but will in the future. You can also call the City Manager's office at (715) 839-4902.
To apply for a position, the City of Eau Claire has an online Citizen Resource Bank Form you can fill out.
Eau Claire County
Eau Claire County also has a number of Boards, Commissions, and Councils that utilize county citizens, and also has an online application process.
Click here for a list and more information, including current openings.
Or if you live in another municipality, contact your city or town clerk's office to find out what might be available.
Posted by Scott Rogers, Governmental Affairs & Workforce Director
Eau Claire Chamber
The Eau Claire Chamber of Commerce has more than 1,200 members.