Boards & Commissions

Boards and Commissions fulfill an important role in City government by evaluating issues which affect our community and making recommendations to the Commission for needed action. Although most Boards / Commissions are advisory in nature, a few are decision-making entities.

The value of these bodies is a direct reflection of the interest and dedication of our citizens in making Bay City a better place to live, and we encourage you to apply for appointment to any Board / Commission in which you may be interested.

Boards and Commission Handbook

Vacancies and How to Apply

Notice of committee vacancies is provided in accordance with the policy formulated for the purpose of making appointments to City Boards, Committees and Commissions. Openings for positions are advertised by the City Manager through the city website, civic group mailings, and/or via social media. The City Manager gathers applications and forwards them to the Mayor or City Commission (depending on the appointing authority). For appointments made by the Mayor, with the consent of City Commission, the Mayor shall notify City Commission of his or her desired appointees in writing at least three calendar days in advance of the City Commission meeting at which he or she desires to make the appointments.

Find the most recent notice of vacancies and applications for appointment below. Using the applications below, please download the form and complete in its entirety.  You can email the form to [email protected] once it is complete. 

I've been appointed. Now what?

Following appointment, the Bay City Boards and Commissions Handbook will be reviewed with each new board or commission member by that board or commission’s assigned staff liaison. Additionally, each board or commission will have introductory material related to the specific functions of that board or commission, which will be provided in print and discussed during an orientation session with the new member. New members will be expected to visit the City Clerk to be sworn in and execute a Conflict-of-Interest Form and Social Media Policy Form.