Boards and Commissions

How can I serve on a board or commission?

We are always looking for concerned residents who are willing to take part in our municipal government process and work hard to help make our community an even better place to live. 

Each October, approximately one third (about 150) of the seats on municipal boards and commissions are appointed. Nearly all appointments are made for a three year-term.

Throughout the year vacancies occur on many of our boards and commissions. Applications are kept on hand as a resource for those vacancies. You may apply at any time. 

Let us know if you are interested in serving on a board or commission by completing the electronic form. Click here for an application.

Shortly after your application reaches the Mayor's office we will send you confirmation that it has been received. Your application will be carefully reviewed and kept on hand for openings that become available on the board or commission you are interested in. We will keep your application in our active file for one year.

The Mayor selects most appointments to municipal boards and commissions. His selections are forwarded to the Assembly for confirmation. Members of a few boards and commissions can be elected or, in some cases, are selected by the Assembly.

Before your name is submitted to the Assembly for appointment, a staff member will call you to make sure that you are still interested and available to serve.

For more information, please call 907-​343-7150

Richard E. Whitney
Special Administrative Assistant 
Municipality of Anchorage
PO Box 196650​
Anchorage, Alaska 99519-6650
V: (907) 343-7150