Boards & Commissions

Wanted! Bright, talented, community minded citizens interested in making a difference in our township. If you feel that you have the talents, the time, and the understanding to help your township, please complete the Statement of Interest Form (PDF) and fax, mail or email it to the township office.

Each year, several terms expire on multiple boards and commissions. Take a glance through the list below of volunteer groups to see of there is one that fits you!

Audit Advisory Committee (AAC)

We’re seeking several individuals who have direct professional accounting or finance experience. The members of the AAC serve three-year terms, but no more than two consecutive terms. The Committee meets the 1st Tuesday of every-other month, starting in January, at 6:00 PM. To see duties of the AAC, please visit the Audit Advisory Committee page.

Building Code Board of Appeals (BCBA)

The BCBA consists of three members who serve three-year terms. They meet as needed to hear appeals from applicants seeking a variance to the Building Code. The members of the BCBA must have direct knowledge of construction and only meet if there is an appeal filed.

Environmental Advisory Council (EAC)

The EAC consists of seven members who serve three-year terms. They meet on the 2nd Monday of each month at 7 p.m. To see duties of the EAC, please see Chapter 1 Part 2D of the Township's Codified Ordinance. 

Park and Recreation Advisory Committee (P&R)

This is a newly created Committee of five residents who will meet quarterly with the Director of Recreation and Parks and Facilities Director to review programming, parks and recreation facilities for advisement on recreation needs. The duties and objectives are specified in Ordinance 2022-06.

Planning Commission (PC)

The PC consists of seven members who serve four-year terms. They meet on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m. to review any planning submissions. If needed, they hold a workshop on the 3rd Tuesday of the month at 6 p.m. to review possible changes needed to ordinances. All applicants will have an interview with the Board of Commissioners on November 28th at 6 p.m. 

Public Safety Advisory Committee (PSAC)

This is a newly created Committee of three residents who will meet quarterly with members of Township Staff, the Fire Department, the Ambulance Corps, and Emergency Management. The Committee would review any general safety, health and welfare concerns. The duties and objectives are specified in Ordinance 2022-06

Vacancy Board

The Vacancy Board consists of one appointed citizen and the Board of Commissioners. Should a vacancy on the Board of Commissioners occur and the remaining commissioners become deadlocked on the choice for a replacement, the Vacancy Board then convenes to choose a replacement. Term expires the 1st Monday in January every year.

Zoning Hearing Board (ZHB)

The ZHB consists of three members and three alternates who serve three-year terms. They meet on the 4th Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m., on an as needed basis, to hear appeals to the Zoning Ordinance. All applicants will have an interview with the Board of Commissioners on November 28th at 6 p.m.


The deadline to receive applications is November 30th. 

To apply, please complete and submit a Statement of Interest Form (PDF).

Thank you in advance for your interest!

Social Media Policy

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Appointment Policy

Review the Township Boards and Commissions Appointment Policy (PDF).