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Posted on: March 30, 2021

Board & Commission Openings

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Seeking Adults & Youth for Boards & Commissions

The City Council is seeking adults and teens with an interest in local government to serve on a City Council advisory board or commission. Immediate vacancies and expiring terms are available on the following:

» Youth Advisory Committee

» Construction Board of Appeals

» Park Board

» Senior Citizen’s Advisory Board

» Zoning Board of Appeals

» Historic District Commission

» Local Officers Compensation Commission

» Planning Commission

» Local Development Finance Authority

The Council will interview applicants on May 11, 2021.  Interested residents are asked to submit an application by April 23, 2021. Applicants – except youth – must be registered voters of the City of Portage.  Interested teens can serve on the Youth Advisory Committee (YAC) with youth liaison options on the Environmental Board, Historic District Commission, Human Services Board, Park Board and Senior Citizen Advisory Board. Appointees to the YAC must be between the ages of 13 and 18, be full-time students and be residents of the City of Portage. Public, private and homebased school students are welcome!  Meeting times and responsibilities for each board and commission vary. Visit for information about each board or call the Office of the City Clerk at 329-4511.

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