CommissionA number of boards and commissions serve the City of Dearborn in various capacties, advising city leaders on matters related to local laws, zoning, appeals and other issues.

Commission and board members serve in a voluntary capacity. If you are interested in serving on a board or commission, contact the Mayor's Office.

Qualifications and expectations for potential commission and board members:

  • Appointees must follow the Standards for Conduct established in the City Charter and those policies and rulings created by the Board of Ethics related to such.
  • Appointees shall come into the City Clerk's offices to take the oath of office for their position within 10 days of receiving their notification of appointment.
  • Appointees should demonstrate relevant knowledge of and a distinct interest in the area of responsibility of the commission or board they are seeking appointment to (in some limited cases specific professional licenses, certifications or experience are required by law).
  • Appointees are expected to attend the majority of the scheduled meetings of the body to which they are appointed, when unable to attend they are to contact the Chair of the body to be excused and to inform the city staff that administer that body with as much advance notice as is feasible.

Current Board Members and Commissioners Listing

Browse all city boards and commissions, and contact information. Meeting agendas and notices for some commissions can be accessed below.


Building Board of Appeals

Brendan Donahue, Property Maintenance and Development Services
313-943-2158

Building Board of Appeals consists of six members, and meets the second Wednesday of every month at 5 p.m. in the City Council Chambers.


City Beautiful Commission

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Mary Laundroche, Department of Community Relations
313-943-2154  | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The City Beautiful Commission consists of no more than 30 members, and meets the third Tuesday of every month, except in July, August and December. For more about the City Beautiful Commission, programs and events visit their page:

City Beautiful Programs 

or follow:

@dearborncitybeautiful on Instagram!


City Charter Commission

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Tracey Boudreau, Deputy City Clerk
313-943-2031 | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

The City Charter Commission consists of nine members. Meets on the first and fourth Wednesday of every month.


Civil Service Commission

Cynthia Pepper, Human Resources Director 
313-943-2053 | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The Civil Service Commission consists of two members appointed by the Mayor, two members of the council, and a fifth member chosen by those four. Meets on the second Thursday of every month.


Demolition Board of Appeals

Legal
313-943-2035

John Galvan, Building Inspector
313-943-2312

Consists of five members, including a building contractor, a registered architect/engineer, a citizen member, a member of City council or designee, a registered building official, and a plan reviewer or inspector. Meets as necessary.


Disability Concerns Commission

Mary Laundroche, Department of Community Relations
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Consists of nine members, and meets at least one per quarter at the Ford Community and Performing Arts Center in the Senior Lounge when scheduled.


East Dearborn Development Area Citizens Council

Economic and Community Development
313-943-2180

Consists of nine members, all of whom must live in the development area. Meetings are held as needed.


East Dearborn Downtown Development Authority

Economic and Community Development
313-943-2180

Consists of 10 members and the Mayor, including at least one resident of the downtown district. A majority of members must be persons with interest in property located within the district. meets the second Thursday of every month in the Council Chambers at the Dearborn Administrative Center.


Election Commission

City Clerk
313-943-2032

Consists of three members: the City clerk, Corporation counsel, and a private citizen. Responsible for appointing election inspectors at least 21 days but no more than 40 days before each election. Ballot must be approved at least 10 days before election.


Board of Ethics

Legal
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313-943-2035

Jeremy Romer, Deputy Corporation Counsel & Chief Labor Negotiator
313-943-3086 | jromerThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Consists of five members, including three private citizens, Corporation Counsel, and the director of Human Resources. Meets as necessary. Click here to learn about submitting a request for opinion from the Board of Ethics.

Click here for the City of Dearborn Board of Ethics Training Video.


Historical Commission

Jack Tate, Historical Museum
313-565-3000 | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Consists of 12 members and meets the fourth Tuesday of every month except July and August, at 7:30 p.m. in the McFadden-Ross House.


Housing Commission

Housing
313-943-2390

Consists of five members and meets the second Thursday of each month at 4 p.m. in the Housing Department at Dearborn City Hall.


Library Commission

Library
Agendas and Minutes
313-943-2240

Marcel Pultorak
313-943-2037 | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Consists of nine members and meets the second Friday of every month, except July and August, at 4 p.m. at the Henry Ford Centennial Library.


Local Officials Compensation Commission

Cynthia Pepper, Human Resources Director 
313-943-2053 | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Consists of seven members. The commission meets for not more than 15 session days in each odd numbered year and makes its determination on compensation for local officials within 45 calendar days of its first meeting.


Parking Advisory Commission

Police, Traffic Safety
313-943-2246

Consists of 11 members, including representation from a mayoral appointee, City Council, the West and East Downtown Development Authorities, east and west downtown property owners, downtown residential, development community, traffic, user, and parking management. Meets quarterly.


Planning Commission

City Plan
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313-943-2170

Kaileigh Bianchini, City Plan/Dept. of Law, Senior Planner
313-943-2173 | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Consists of nine members, all private citizens. Meets the first Monday after the first Tuesday of every month at 6:30 p.m. in the City Council Chambers at the Dearborn Administrative Center.

Interested in serving on the Planning Commission? The application to apply to be considered for a commission position can be found online.


Recreation & Parks Commission

Recreation
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313-943-2350

Beppi Murray
313-645-2323 | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Created in 1943, the Dearborn Recreation & Parks Commission makes recommendations to the Recreation & Parks Department regarding policies, events, activities and programs and arbitrates any disputes arising from them.

The 21-member commission also has stewardship of the Recreation & Parks Department’s three Halls of Fame and hosts the Annual Sports Awards Ceremony—at which new members are inducted—the second Sunday in March. For the nomination form, visit this link:

Nomination Form for the Dearborn Recreation & Parks Department’s Sports Hall of Fame, Special Awards Hall of Fame and Sports Legends Hall of Fame

Members of the Recreation & Parks Commission are appointed by the Mayor and serve without pay.

The Commission conducts its regular meetings—which are open to the public—at the Ford Community & Performing Arts Center, beginning at 7 p.m.


Board of Review

Scott Miller, Assessor
313-943-2140 | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Consists of three members, one appointed by the Mayor, one by City Council, and one by the Treasurer. Meets as necessary at the Dearborn Administrative Center.


Board of Safety Engineers

Ken Foley, Building Official
313-943-2774 | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Consists of 15 members, and meets the second Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. in the Ford Community and Performing Arts Center.


Senior Citizens Commission

Anna Grace O’Leary
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The commission currently consists of six members, appointed by the Mayor. Meets once a month.


Telecommunications Commission

Legal
313-943-2035

Consists of seven members, and meets the third Monday of the month at 7 p.m. in the Dearborn Administrative Center.


Traffic Commission

Sgt. Andrew Galuszka
313-943-2246 | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Consists of seven members and meets the second Wednesday of each month, except July and August, at 7 p.m. in the Police Department.


Water System Advisory Council

Dearborn Water System Advisory Council

Consists of members, appointed by the Mayor, that meet quarterly to discuss water safety and quality measures. Meetings are held as needed in the Dearborn Administrative Center.


West Dearborn Downtown Development Authority

Economic and Community Development
313-943-3088

Consists of 10 members and the Mayor, including at least one resident of the downtown district. A majority of members must be persons with interest in property located within the district. Meets at 8 a.m. on the third Thursday of every month at the Dearborn Area Chamber of Commerce, 22100 Michigan Avenue at Mason Street.


West Dearborn Development Area Citizens Council

Economic and Community Development
313-943-2180

Consists of nine members, all of whom must live in the development area. Meetings are held as needed.


Youth Affairs Commission

Recreation
313-943-2350

Consists of 15 members, comprised of students from local schools. Meets as needed.


Zoning Board of Appeals

Economic and Community Development
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313-943-4151

Consists of five members and two alternates, and meets the third Thursday of every month in the Dearborn Administrative Center.