Boards & Commissions

Apply to Serve on a Board or Commission

All appointed City of Plymouth boards and commissions are volunteer based. Citizens who wish to serve are invited to complete an online application that will be submitted it to the Plymouth City Clerk's office.

You can also print the application and send to the Plymouth City Clerk's office at 201 S. Main St., Plymouth, MI 48170, submit via email to [email protected] or fax to 734-455-1892.

Check out the Board and Commission Recruitment Guide to see which board or commission you are most interested in serving on.

Guidelines for Boards and Commissions

City of Plymouth Boards and Commissions provide a way that residents can participate in their government.  Appointed Boards and Commissions can best serve the city when they are fully aware of the strategic plan and priorities of the City Commission.

Ethics Ordinance: Each Board and Commission member shall sign an acknowledgement form stating t
hat they have read the ethics ordinance and understand its purpose.

City of Plymouth
2022-2026 Strategic Plan with 2023 One-Year Tasks

Goal Area One – Sustainable Infrastructure

Key Objectives
• Identify and establish sustainable financial model(s) for major capital projects, Old Village business district, 35th District Court, recreation department, and public safety
• Incorporate eco-friendly, sustainable practices into city assets, services, and policies, including more
environmentally friendly surfaces, reduced impervious surfaces, expanded recycling and composting services, prioritizing native and pollinator-friendly plants, encouraging rain gardens, and growing a mature tree canopy
• Partner with or become members of additional environmentally aware organizations
• Increase technology infrastructure into city assets, services, and policies
• Continue sustainable infrastructure improvement for utilities, facilities, and fleet
• Address changing vehicular habits, including paid parking system /parking deck replacement plan, electric vehicle (EV) charging stations, and one-way street options

2023 One-Year Tasks
Seek government funding for prioritized projects.
Prioritize capital and fleet list and funding opportunities.
Explore and identify community legacy funding opportunities.
Participate in MML Green Communities challenge.
Promote private organic food waste composting program.
Finalize fire contract with City of Northville.
Finalize decision on pilot program for parklets.
Finalize decision on implementation of paid parking plan.
Continue road infrastructure improvement projects.
Continue and implement Penniman wall task.
Finalize decision on Saxton's Parking Lot development.
Formalize policy on city's unassigned General Fund balance for future bond rating.
Determine direction for Old Village TIF district.
Determine funding source for city share of 35th District Court budget deficit.

Goal Area Two – Staff Development, Training, and Succession

Key Objectives
• Create policies and programs that support staff recruitment/retention, including a coordinated recruitment program, flexible scheduling, and an internship program
• Increase staff levels to appropriately support city services and departments
• Provide staff/board/volunteer trainings and programming with a focus on improving understanding on issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion and emphasizing working with and serving diverse communities

2023 One-Year Tasks
Continue staff development and succession planning.
Benchmark training and retention against other communities.
Maintain staffing levels.
Continue retention bonus program.
Review fire department staffing models.
Be responsive to City Clerk's election needs.
Update five-year staffing projection.

Goal Area Three – Community Connectivity

Key Objectives
• Engage in partnerships with public, private and non-profit entities
• Increase residential/business education programs for active citizen engagement
• Actively participate with multi-governmental lobbies (Michigan Municipal League, Conference of Western Wayne, etc.)

2023 One-Year Tasks
Continue to RRC 2.0.
Obtain and review form-based code test case.
Continue Coffee with Commissioners.
Develop and implement police community outreach programs.
Provide for the development of additional employee - city service videos.
Continue/expand use of social media platforms.
Develop and implement updated SMS messaging and email blast systems.
Provide for a citizen academy twice per year.
Provide for staff to participate in multi-governmental programs through various associations and professional organizations (i.e., MML, MACP, APWA, MParks, NRPA, MME, SEMCOG, MCA, MTA, etc.).

Goal Area Four – Attractive, Livable Community

Key Objectives
• Create vibrant commercial districts by seeking appropriate mixed-use development, marketing transitional properties, and implementing Redevelopment Ready Communities (RRC) practices
• Improve existing and pursue additional recreational and public green space opportunities and facilities for all ages
• Develop multi-modal transportation plan which prioritizes pedestrian and biker safety
• Improve link between Hines Park, Old Village, Downtown Plymouth, Plymouth Township, and other regional destinations
• Maintain safe, well-lit neighborhoods with diverse housing stock that maximize resident livability and satisfaction.
• Modernize and update zoning ordinance to reflect community vision
• Implement Kellogg Park master plan

2023 One-Year Tasks
Determine direction for Recreation Master Plan 2024-28.
Review park sponsorship program.
Identify green space for Recreation Department.
Explore approach to connecting multi-modal to Hines Drive.
Continue noise ordinance review.
Update ordinance to support residential generator locations - address issue for ZBA.
Develop and implement a program for right-of-way obstruction including sidewalks.
Citizen surveys for recreation and master plans.
Explore dog park.
Provide for Committee of the Whole on recreation and planning master plans