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Boards and Commissions

Apply for a Board Seat

The City of Plainwell strives for all voices to be heard and encourages residents and business owners to continue to be engaged in the democratic process. The City is now accepting applications for appointment to various advisory boards and commissions. If no seats are available at the current time, interested parties’ applications will be kept on file for one year.

Complete this short application form, or contact the City Clerk,  JoAnn Leonard or call 269-685-6821 for more information.

Board Member Expectations:

Persons wishing to be considered for appointment to a board or commission can apply online or submit an application to the City Clerk. Applications remain on file and active for one year. Appointments are made by the Mayor and confirmed by City Council. The length of the appointment term varies by board; some members may be appointed for a shorter time to fill a vacant unexpired term. Persons appointed to most boards and commissions of the City must be qualified and registered electors of the City on the date of appointment and throughout the tenure of the office. In some cases, state law supersedes this Charter requirement, where specialized knowledge or experience is required. When a member is no longer able to serve the City due to a change in residency or another reason, a letter of resignation should be sent to the City Clerk’s Office.