Seeking Volunteers to Serve on City Boards

Oct. 2, 2023 – The Mandan City Commission will soon consider appointments beginning in 2024 for positions and seats on boards that assist with city governance and community development. Applications are being sought for 10 different boards or committees.

Interested individuals can apply online at cityofmandan.com/boardapplication for their desired appointment. Members of the business community and residents are encouraged to apply by Tuesday, Oct. 31 or until positions are filled.

Airport Authority. One position with a five-year term ending in 2028. Members of the local business community and residents are eligible to serve. A knowledge of aviation is helpful but not required. Provides input on planning, maintenance and management of the Mandan Regional Airport – Lawler Field. Meetings are typically held six to nine times a year, normally at noon on Mondays at the airport.

Architectural Review Commission. Two positions with three-year terms expiring Dec. 31, 2026. Appointees are to be residents of the city, business owners/operators in the city, or owners of property within the city. Expertise in the design and construction industries, engineering or related professions is helpful. Architecture Review Commission consideration and approval is required before any commercial building is constructed or its exterior is altered. Meetings are the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at 1 p.m.

Code Enforcement Appeals Board. Positions for two, three-year terms expiring Dec. 31, 2026. Reviews code enforcement violation appeals and meets on an as-needed basis. Members must be Mandan residents.

Community Beautification Committee. Two positions with terms ending in 2026. Residents or representatives of businesses that own property in the City of Mandan. Helps formulate and coordinate programs, projects and policies that enhance the aesthetic appearance of the community. Meets the second Thursday of every other month at 7:30 a.m.

Growth Fund. Four positions with three-year terms expiring in 2026 representing the community at-large, financial sector, and I-94/north Mandan business district. Members may be representatives of the business community through ownership or employment with a Mandan business or Mandan residents. Makes recommendations to City Commission related to applications for assistance to businesses desiring to expand or locate in the Mandan area. Meets about once a month or as needed depending on applications for incentive or assistance programs.

Library Board of Trustees. The Library Board of Trustees will have four positions available beginning July 1, 2024. Terms are three-years in length. Two positions must be filled by representatives living in Mandan and two positions must be representatives living in Morton County (outside the city of Mandan). Assists in identifying library needs and helps improve services. Meetings are generally held the fourth Monday of the month at 5:30 p.m. at the library.

Parking Authority. One, five-year term expiring in 2028. The representative must be a downtown business owner or representative. The committee is responsible for monitoring the status of parking availability and providing input to the City Commission, Police Department, Public Works and other city departments regarding enforcement, signing, maintenance and rental fees. The committee also helps develop solutions to parking issues that promote customer access to businesses. It meets as needed, generally two to four times per year.

Planning & Zoning Commission. One at-large position with a five-year term expiring in 2028. Must be residents living within city limits. Considers plats, zone changes, annexations, development plans and other planning related issues. Meetings are held the fourth Monday of the month at 5:30 p.m.

Renaissance Zone Committee. One position with three-year terms ending in 2026 representing the private sector. May be representatives of the business community through ownership or employment with a Mandan business or Mandan residents. Makes recommendations regarding applications for property and state income tax exemptions for qualified investment in the purchase, rehabilitation, new construction and lease of commercial and residential properties in a 35-block area of downtown plus a non-contiguous area along Memorial Highway (the 2300-2500 blocks) in accordance with state and local regulations. Meets a few times annually or as needed to consider applications.

Visitors Committee. One position with a three-year term expiring Dec. 31, 2026. Members may be representatives of the business community or Mandan residents. Makes recommendations regarding applications for funding assistance related to travel and tourism facilities within the city. A portion of Mandan’s 1% restaurant and lodging tax revenue is set aside for tourism or towards the purchase, equipping, improving, construction, maintenance, repair, and acquisition of buildings consistent with visitor attraction or promotion. Meetings are held depending upon funding requests, generally once or twice per year.

For committee rosters and descriptions for City of Mandan volunteer advisory positions, visit cityofmandan.com/boards. Contact Communications Specialist Kari Schmidt with questions.