In January of each year, the City of Chanhassen solicits applications from interested residents to fill vacancies on various commissions. Terms are for three (3) years unless otherwise noted and no prior experience is required to apply. The Commissioners are appointed by the Mayor and City Council and terms take effect in April.
Applications are accepted January through early-February of each year. Watch the Chanhassen Villager and this website for application deadlines.
Each commission is briefly described below with a link to more information about what they do, including recent agendas and minutes.
The Planning Commission is an advisory body to the City Council that makes recommendations to the City Council on all new developments, including site plans, subdivisions, special use permits, land use, and zoning regulations. The Commission also provides input into plans and programs that will have a long-term impact on the community, e.g. the Comprehensive Plan and special studies. The Planning Commission meets the first and third Tuesdays of the month at 7:00 p.m. at City Hall.
Park and Recreation Commission
The Park & Recreation Commission acts as an advisory board to the City Council, reviewing all recreation, leisure, and park-related issues. These issues include park development, recreation programming, and implementation of the Recreation Section of the City's Comprehensive Plan. The Commission meets the fourth Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. at City Hall.
The Environmental Commission acts as a citizen outreach and education board for the City Council. Issues addressed by the Commission include water quality, forestry, stormwater management, and water conservation education. The Commission meets the second Wednesday of each month at 6:00 p.m. at City Hall.
The Senior Commission is an advisory body to the City Council that represents the interests of Chanhassen senior citizens. They review issues such as housing, information and referral services, transportation, senior center operations, etc. The Senior Commission meets at 10:00 a.m. on the third Friday of each month at City Hall.