Boards and Commissions


There are 22 separate and independent Boards and Commissions in the City of Oak Park operating in an advisory capacity to the City Council and City Administrative Staff. All are primarily composed of citizen volunteers and perform vital functions for our City.

Section 4.18, Independent Boards and Commissions, of the City of Oak Park Charter, states: "The Council may not create any board or commission, other than those provided for in this Charter, to administer any activity, department or agency of the City government except (a) a municipal hospital, (b) recreation or (c) any activity which by statute is required to be so administered. The Council may, however, establish (a) quasi-judicial appeal boards and (b) boards or commissions to serve solely in an advisory capacity."

The following is a list of Boards and Commissions that are actively serving the City of Oak Park. For more information about a particular Board or Commission or to view their agenda, minutes and communications, click on the appropriate link.

Arts and Cultural Commission
Beautification Advisory Commission
Board of Review
Building Board of Appeals
Communication Commission
Corridor Improvement Authority Board
Economic Development Corporation
Election Commission
Emergency Services Council
Employees Retirement System
Ethnic Advisory Commission
Independence Day Commission
Library Board of Directors
Local Officers Compensation Commission

Municipal Building Authority

Planning Commission

Public Safety Retirement System
Recreation Advisory Board
Recycling and Environmental Conservation Commission
Water Board of Hearing
Zoning Board of Appeals

Board and Commission

To formally request an appointment on the board or commission of choice, please download and complete a Request for Appointment to Boards and Commissions Application (PDF). Submit the request to the City Clerk's Office at:

City Clerk's Office
c/o Boards and Commission Application
City of Oak Park
14000 Oak Park Blvd.
Oak Park, MI 48237
(248) 691-7544

For more information on Boards and Commissions, contact the City Clerk's Office at (248) 691- 7544.


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