- Commissions & Boards
Commissions & Boards
The City of Trenton has several boards and commissions, each relative to a specific need of the city. Residents are encouraged to volunteer to participate by applying for a vacancy on the board that they feel they are best suited to be a member of. Interested residents should fill out the online application and submit it to the Mayor’s Office for consideration.
City of Trenton residents who are interested in serving on any of the various City Boards and Commissions may apply through the Mayor’s Office or the Commission’s Office. The first requirement is to be a resident of Trenton for at least two years. However, if you have not lived in the city for this length of time and are interested in serving, proceed to fill out the form and consideration for appointment will be given at the proper time. If more than one Board or Commission interests you, please feel free to designate as many as you wish.
Please review the list below for potential vacancies, if you find one you are interested in please submit the online application for consideration.
Brownfield Redevelopment Authority
The Brownfield Redevelopment Authority is a resource that may use Tax Increment Financing (TIF) as a tool for property redevelopment.
This group oversees items and information regarding Building Authority.
Building Code Board of Appeals
Duties and functions are to review appeals in which the owner of a building or structure is appealing a decision of the code official who is refusing to grant a modification to the provisions of the building code covering the manner of construction or materials to be used in the erection, alteration or repair of a building or structure, or plumbing system, or mechanical system, or electrical system.
This Commission makes recommendations to Council concerning franchise agreement, budget, rate changes, service changes, etc. Makes evaluations of the cable system and performs other related activities pertaining to cable service to Trenton and its citizens.
City Beautiful Commission
The goals are to promote, plan and sponsor a program of general improvement in the appearance of all properties in the City. To investigate, study and recommend plans for improving the general health, sanitation, safety and cleanliness of the City. Participate in/sponsor the following programs: Tree planting for Arbor Day, maintain various city flower beds, present Annual City Beautiful Award to local businesses, luminary sale, annual Christmas ornament sale.
An advisory commission to coordinate and review all requests for civic events occurring within the City, such as the Christmas Parade, Memorial Day Parade, Bi-annual City-Wide Garage Sales, Easter Egg Hunt, City Awards Banquet, and organizational fund-raisers.
The Trenton Cultural Commission, serving in an advisory role to city government, shall promote, encourage, and champion the diverse artistic and cultural assets of our city and region, so that people of all backgrounds and neighborhoods are embraced and flourish.
Downtown Development Authority
The DDA is responsible for the formulation and implementation of the Tax Increment Financing and Downtown Development Plan. General responsibilities include the planning and initiation of public improvements within the Downtown District in order to promote economic redevelopment and revitalization of privately owned properties.
Fire & Police Pension Board
The Fire and Police Retirement system, which is managed by the Pension Board, is designed to help members meet financial needs should they become disabled, retire, or die.
Health Care Fund Board (Public Act 149)
The purpose of the City’s Health Care Fund (Public Act 149) is for the accumulation and investment of funds to assist in providing for health care benefits for retired City employees.
An advisory commission to collect, develop and compile historical data and information concerning the origin and development of the Trenton area, as well as overseeing maintenance, preservation and tours of the Trenton Historical Museum.
Library Governing Board
Advisory board for making zoning change recommendations to the City's Zoning Ordinance and consider long-range planning for the City of Trenton.
An advisory commission to consider, study and make recommendations relative to a master plan for the development of city-wide recreation programs, the development of city-wide recreation programs, the development of parks and recreation programs in the new areas and shall also consider, study and make recommendations for the improvement of existing parks and recreation programs.
Traffic Safety Commission
Advisory commission for the review of public traffic safety matters.
Zoning Board of Appeals & Adjustments
Conducts formal Public Hearing of advertised applications for appeal of the City’s Zoning Ordinance and votes on final granting or rejection of the zoning variance.