Board and Commission Application Process

Thank you for your interest in applying for a City of Midland board or commission.

The process to apply for a board or commission position is as follows:

1. Complete the application specific to the board or commission of your choice. Applications can be filled out online, or they may be requested in person at the City Manager's Office, by phone at 837-3301, or by e-mailing the City at

Each board and commission has its own application.

2. Once the application has been completed, please return it to: City Manager's Office, 333 W. Ellsworth St., Midland, MI 48640-5132 or fax: 989-837-5727. The entire application, plus any attachments, such as resumes that accompany the application, will be reviewed.

Unless otherwise noted, all information included on or attached to the application will become a matter of public record and will be viewable on the City of Midland website as an informational item attached to City Council agendas. If you would like one or more pieces of information - such as a home phone number - removed from the application and/or any accompanying attachments you provide for Council's consideration, please indicate that on the last page of the application form, and those items will be removed before the information is posted on the website. 

3. Typically, a two-person panel from the City Council will schedule a time to interview all qualified candidates applying for a particular board or commission.  A representative from the City Manager's Office will contact qualified applicants to schedule an interview time.  Appointments are generally made at the first City Council meeting following interviews.

4. If appointed to a board or commission, a City of Midland staff liaison will contact you regarding meeting dates and times and other information you'll need to know to help you in your new role as a board or commission member.

If you have any questions about the City of Midland board and commission application process, please contact the City Manager's Office at 837-3301.

City of Midland Boards and Commissions Attendance Policy
In accord with Sec. 2-243 of the City's Code of Ordinances regarding regular attendance by members of boards and commissions, the following attendance policy was adopted by Midland City Council on July 19, 2004:
The position of a member of any board or commission established by the Charter or the Code or Ordinances of the city that meets more often than quarterly shall be considered vacant if such member shall miss four (4) consecutive, regular held meetings of the board or commission. Notwithstanding the foregoing, the position of a member of any board or commission established by the charter or the code or ordinances of the city shall be considered vacant if such member shall miss more than twenty-five (25) percent of regular meetings scheduled in any fiscal year.

If you have questions regarding this policy, please contact the City staff liaison for the board or commission for which you are applying.