CITY OF TRAVERSE CITY
BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS
Thank you for your interest in serving the amazing, beautiful Traverse
City! Our community spirit of involvement is a great source of
beautification for our community – on all fronts. We hope this
information is of assistance as you contemplate donation of your
experiential resources. If you are interested in serving and
would like an application, please click on the link to download an 'Application
to Become Involved.'
Please feel free to contact Benjamin Marentette, Deputy City Clerk, with any questions at (231) 922-4480
–Debbra A. Curtiss, CMC, City Clerk
|Act 345 - Retirement Board
||Maintains and administers a pension system for
the benefit of fire and/police department personnel employed by
the City; authorizes appropriations and deductions from
|Brown Bridge Advisory Committee
||Makes recommendations to restore, preserve and
protect the integrity of the Brown Bridge property under the
direction of the City Manager.
|City of Traverse City Building
||This Authority is incorporated for the purpose
of acquiring, furnishing, equipping, owning, improving,
enlarging, operating and/or maintaining a building or buildings,
automobile parking lots or structures and/or recreational
facilities for legitimate public purpose of the City of Traverse
|Downtown Development Authority
||Halts property value deterioration and increases
property tax valuation where possible in the business district
of the City; eliminates the causes of that deterioration and
promotes economic growth.
||Without policy-making authority, approves the
City Clerk’s appointment of election inspectors and approves
ballot printing in the case of a City election.
||Investigates and recommends to city Commission
areas it deems valuable for designation as Historic Districts;
recommends to City Commission structures it deems valuable for
designation as Historic Landmarks, etc. Safeguards the heritage
of the City.
||Purchases, acquires, constructs, maintains,
operates, improves, extends and repairs housing facilities;
eliminates housing conditions which are detrimental to the
public peace, health, safety, morals or welfare; issues notes
and revenue bonds; regulates the issuance, sale, retirement and
refunding of such notes and bonds; regulates the rentals of such
projects and the use of the revenues of the projects; prescribes
the manner of selecting tenants for such projects, etc.
|Human Rights Commission
||Fosters mutual understanding and respect among
all groups and discourages discriminatory practices, formulates
and carries out programs of community education and information,
receives and acts as conciliator regarding occurrences of acts
of prejudice or discrimination, and secures the cooperation of
various community groups in educational campaigns devoted to
eliminating prejudice and discrimination.
|Traverse Area District Library
||Formulates policy and sets budget for the
Traverse Area District Library.
|Traverse City Light & Power
||Has exclusive jurisdiction, control and
management of the Light and Power Department and all its
operations and facilities. Unless specifically allocated to the
City Commission or to a City official, the Board has all the
powers and duties possessed by the City to construct, acquire,
expand and operate the Light and Power system, etc.
|Local Officers Compensation
||Determines the salaries of local elected
officials, which determination shall be the salaries unless the
legislative body, by two-thirds (2/3) of the members elected to
and serving on the legislative body, rejects them. The
Commission also makes recommendations regarding the compensation
of local appointed officials who hold positions on boards,
commissions, and committees under the jurisdiction of the City
|Parks and Recreation
||Makes recommendations (advisory capacity) to the
City Commission on matters relating to the operation,
development, and planning of parks, recreation and cemetery
services and activities.
|City Planning Commission
||Prepares and adopts the Master Plan for the City
and reviews development proposals, both private and public,
regarding their consistency with City plans.
|Recreational Authority - Board of Directors
City of Traverse City & Garfield Township
|This Authority is incorporated for the purpose
of the acquisition, construction, operation, maintenance, or
improvement of public recreation centers, public parks, and
public conference centers as may be acquired by the Authority or
as may be transferred to it by a participating municipality. The
Authority may donate, sell, lease or transfer any such
facilities so acquired only to a participating municipality.
|Board of Tax Review
||Examines, reviews, and corrects the assessment
|Board of Zoning Appeals
||Hears and decides appeals where it is alleged by
the applicant that there is an error in any order, requirement,
etc. made by the Building Official, Zoning Administrator, etc.
in administering or enforcing the provision of Ordinance.
Again, please feel free to contact Benjamin Marentette, Deputy City
Clerk, with any questions at (231) 922-4480 or firstname.lastname@example.org