Jackson looking to fill 30 vacancies across 10+ city boards, commissions

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JACKSON, Mich. (WLNS) — The City of Jackson is asking people to consider applying for openings on various city boards and commissions.

Approximately 13 boards/commissions have vacancies in which interested parties can apply.

Courtesy: The City of Jackson

Depending on the position, applicants can be non-residents of Jackson.

Applicants will be selected by the Mayor, after receiving approval from the Jackson City Council.

Though each individual board or commission member serves a specific term duration, every position is volunteer-based.

People who owe unpaid taxes to the City of Jackson will not be considered for a position.

The following commissions/boards are taking applications:

  • The BOARD OF REVIEW has 2 openings for City residents.
    • The BOR oversees appeals to property taxes and special assessments.
  • The BUILDING CODE BOARD OF APPEALS has 1 opening for City resident.
    • The BCBA reviews resident requests for personal exemptions to City codes including variances, extensions and financial hardships.
  • The ELECTION COMMISSION has 1 opening for City resident.
    • Residents on this commission work with appointed City officials in overseeing elections and advising on alterations to City wards.
  • The ELLA SHARP PARK BOARD OF TRUSTEES has 2 openings.
    • This board oversees park activities and plans in Jackson’s largest public park. Members typically also serve on the Parks and Rec Commission
  • The ENVIRONMENTAL COMMISSION has 2 openings.
    • The commission develops environmental policies for the City.
  • The HUMAN RELATIONS COMMISSION has 2 openings.
    • The HRC promotes mutual understanding, dignity and respect among all racial, religious and nationality groups, and works to discourage and prevent discriminatory practices.
  • The INCOME TAX BOARD OF REVIEW has 1 opening for City resident.
    • This resident-based board reviews appeals to income taxes.
  • The JACKSON PUBLIC ARTS COMMISSION has 2 openings.
    • JPAC advises the City Council on public art displays and City imagery, along with reviewing plans for public art in the community.
  • The MLK CORRIDOR IMPROVEMENT AUTHORITY currently has 4 openings.
    • The authority promotes the redevelopment of the S. MLK Drive and Prospect Street commercial corridors by overseeing the use of tax dollars for re-investment in the area.
  • The PARKS AND RECREATION COMMISSION has 1 opening.
    • The commission oversees Parks and Recreation Department programs, improvements plans, and proposed events. Members typically also serve on the Ella Sharp Park Board of Trustees.
  • The PLANNING COMMISSION has 1 opening.
    • The commission reviews development proposals, manages the City’s zoning ordinance, and works to maintain a comprehensive vision for the City.
  • The RACIAL EQUITY COMMISSION has 2 openings.
    • This commission reviews City policies and procedures to ensure racial equity is a core element of government, along with making recommendations to officials on ways to promote racial justice and equity in Jackson.
  • The YOUTH COUNCIL currently has 9 openings for City residents.
    • The YC is comprised of 15 high school students, makes recommendations to the City Council concerning the needs of children, families and

If you’re interested in starting you career as a public servant, you can click here to start an application.

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