City Board Member Application for High School Juniors and Seniors
Applications Due: September 10, 2021
If you are a junior or senior in high school and attend Harbor Springs High School or live within the city limits of Harbor Springs, then you have an opportunity to serve on one of the City’s boards or commissions as a non-voting member. This is an excellent opportunity to experience local government and serve your community by being involved in the decision-making process.
The City is making one position available on each of the following four boards: Downtown Development Authority; Planning Commission; Tree Advisory Board; and Marina Park Committee. You may apply for all four positions, but no student will be allowed to serve on more than one board. Terms last from September 2021 through June 2022. Staff and board chairs will review the applications and make a recommendation to City Council for appointment.
The Downtown Development Authority exists to promote and improve the downtown district developed under state law. DDA Board meetings are held on the first Thursday of the month at 8:30 a.m. There is also a potential to participate on DDA committees. The Planning Commission is responsible for the management of land use and regulation of building and development in the City. Meetings are held at 5:30 pm on the third Thursday (and sometimes the first Thursday) of each month. The Tree Advisory Board provides guidance on the selection and planting of trees in public places throughout the community; encourages the proper maintenance, preservation and new plantings of trees; and educates the community about the benefits of trees. Tree Board meetings are held every third Friday of the month at 12:00 pm. The Marina Park Committee was formed to initiate short-term and long-term planning for Marina Park, and it meets every third Wednesday of the month at 12:00 pm.
Students selected to serve on City boards will be granted all duties and privileges that regular members possess except for the right to vote. They will be expected to have reviewed all agenda material prior to meetings and should be prepared to discuss the material with other board members. Staff will meet with students to educate them about their roles and responsibilities.
Please complete the following application. If you have any questions, contact City Manager Victor Sinadinoski at (231) 939-9995 or firstname.lastname@example.org.