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City Boards and Commissions

The City has several boards and commissions comprised of volunteer residents. The boards have different purposes – some established by State law and others by City government – but they all help Council and staff with planning, setting policy, and enacting relevant rules and ordinances. Learn more about each board by clicking on the following links.

Board of Review
Downtown Development Authority
Harbor Commission
Parks and Recreation Board
Planning Commission
Tree Advisory Board
Zoning Board of Appeals
City Committees

Boards and Commissions Handbook

Citizen Participation Application

The City of Harbor Springs encourages all citizens to participate in local government.  The involvement of  citizens in the political process is an essential part of democracy. Citizen involvement increases government  transparency,  allows for additional perspectives, and addresses business owner and property owners shared/opposed view points needed for the development of sound municipal policies.  The City of Harbor  Springs  has a Planning Commission, Zoning Board of Appeals,  Harbor Commission, Downtown Development Authority, and a Tree Advisory Board.  You may apply to serve on more than one board if desired by filling out the below Citizen Participation Application.  Please submit your Citizen Participation Application at the City of Harbor Springs, 160 Zoll, Harbor Springs, MI 49740.  

Harbor Springs Citizen Participation Application (Fillable Form Here)

Boards Commissions Recruitment Process


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