Committees and Commissions

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Applying for Committee & Commission Seats

Each year in the fall, the City Council advertises for vacancies on the various Committee and Commissions. The City Council then appoints members in January. 

Several citizen groups advise the City Council on a variety of issues. If you have questions related to a specific committee/commission, please contact the staff liaison. If you’re interested in applying, please review the information on each Committee/Commission below and then fill out an online application or download the application (PDF), which can be mailed or emailed to the address below.  Please note that the City is not currently seeking applications.

Applications can be sent to Renee Eisenbeisz,, or mailed to:

City of Shoreview

4600 Victoria Street North

Shoreview, MN 55126 

Bikeways and Trails Committee (BTC)

First Thursday, 7 p.m. The BTC advises the City Council in matters concerning the development of bikeways, trailways and alternative means of transportation.

Economic Development Authority (EDA)

First Monday, 5 p.m. The EDA’s goal is to promote economic growth by creating partnerships, fostering employment opportunities, supporting diverse housing programs and expanding the tax base through development and redevelopment.

Economic Development Commission (EDC)

Third Tuesday, 7:30 a.m. The EDC promotes business retention and economic development.

Environmental Quality Committee (EQC)

Fourth Monday, 6:30 p.m. The EQC makes recommendations to the City Council on a variety of environmental issues.

Human Rights Commission (HRC)
Fourth Wednesday, 7 p.m. The HRC acts in an advisory capacity to the City Council in all matters relating to human rights.

Parks and Recreation Commission (PRC)

Fourth Thursday, 7 p.m. The PRC advises the City Council on Community Center recreation programs and facilities, parks, open space, and forestry to promote quality of life and a diversity of interests.

Planning Commission (PC)
Fourth Tuesday, 7 p.m. The PC reviews land development applications to ensure they conform to the comprehensive plan and zoning ordinance.

Public Safety Committee (PSC)
Third Thursday every other month, 7 p.m. The PSC advises the City Council in all policy matters relating to public safety.

Snail Lake Improvement District Board (SLID)
Third Tuesday of January and March, 5:30 p.m. SLID provides recommendations to the City Council on matters relating to the management of Snail Lake.

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