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Boards & Commissions Member Application

  1. Preferred Method of Contact

  2. Important Public Records Information

    All information submitted in this application is public information and subject to disclosure to a public records request made pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).

  3. Acknowledgment

    I understand that appointment to a City of Portage Board or Commission requires attendance at all board meetings. Members with three (3) unexcused absences will be referred to the City Council for review and possible dismissal.

  4. Electronic Signature Agreement

    By checking the "I agree" box below, you agree and acknowledge that 1) your application will not be signed in the sense of a traditional paper document, 2) by signing in this alternate manner, you authorize your electronic signature to be valid and binding upon you to the same force and effect as a handwritten signature, and 3) you may still be required to provide a traditional signature at a later date.

  5. Boards and Commissions - Areas of Interest

    Instructions: Please review the desired qualifications for each board and commission. Check the appropriate box or boxes to indicate whether you have experience or professional credentials. Rank your preferred board by first, second, or third choice.

  6. Board of Review

    Members must have interest in property located in the City and experience in matters related to real estate.

  7. Experience

  8. Construction Board of Appeals

    Members must be registered contractors with the City and qualified in matters relating to construction.

  9. Experience

  10. Downtown Development Authroity

    A majority of members must have interest in property located in the district. Members must have experience in matters related to redevelopment.

  11. Experience

  12. Economic Development Corporation/Tax Increment Finance Authority & Brownfield Redevelopment Authority

    Members must be qualified by experience in matters related to redevelopment.

  13. Experience

  14. Environmental Board

    Members should have interest or qualifications in matters related to the environment and protection of groundwater resources.

  15. Experience

  16. Historic District Commission

    Members should have interest or qualifications in matters related to historic preservation.

  17. Experience

  18. Human Services Board

    Members should have interests or qualifications in matters related to public assistance.

  19. Experience

  20. Local Development Finance Authority

    Includes one (1) member appointed by the Kalamazoo County Board of Commissioners; one (1) member appointed by Kalamazoo Valley Community College; and two (2) members appointed by Portage Public Schools.

  21. Experience

  22. Local Officers Compensation Commission

    Members should have knowledge in matters related to public service.

  23. Experience

  24. Park Board

    Members can have interests in a variety of disciplines.

  25. Experience

  26. Planning Commission

    Members should have experience in matters related to land use and community development.

  27. Experience

  28. Senior Citizens Advisory Board

    Must be at least fifty (50) years of age and have an interest in the rights and abilities of older people to maintain wellbeing and independence.

  29. Experience

  30. Zoning Board of Appeals

    Members must be qualified by experience in matters related to construction, land use planning and/or zoning.

  31. Experience

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