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Boards & Commissions

The following commissions welcome new members who are residents of Farmington Hills. Please contact the individual commission chairs for more information.  More information on Meeting Dates and Locations.



Commission on Aging

Arts Commission

Beautification Commission

Farmington Hills/Farmington Emergency Preparedness Commission

Commission on Children, Youth & Families

Commission for Energy and Environmental Sustainability

Economic Development Corporation

Historic District Commission

Historical Commission

Housing Rehabilitation Loan Board

Mayor's Youth Council

Multicultural/Multiracial Community Council of Farmington and Farmington Hills

Parks Recreation Commission

Planning Commission

Retirement Board

Committee to Increase Voter Participation

Zoning Board of Appeals


 

Commission on Aging

The mission of the Commission on Aging is to promote the well-being and dignity of Farmington area older adults through education and advocacy. The Commission examines social attitudes, creates community awareness, establishes a climate for living independently and recognizes contribution made to improve the community for older adults. Commission on Aging Chair: Jeanne Atkinson. For further information, please call the Senior Adult Division (248) 473-1830 or visit the Commission on Aging website.
 

Arts Commission

The Farmington Area Arts Commission (FAAC) supports the Cities in their commitment to ensure arts, culture and creativity are an integral component of daily life in our community.  The FAAC encourages and supports the Cities' many artists, community organizations and educational efforts through its Artist in Residence program and its connection and advisory role with the Cultural Arts Division of the Special Services Department. Chair Cindy Carleton. For information, call the Cultural Arts Division, (248) 473-1856. More information about the Arts Commission.

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Beautification Commission

The Beautification Commission advises the City Council about beautification and environmental concerns. They promote and publicize beautification and environmental projects. These projects are acknowledged at the yearly awards program. The Beautification Commission meets on the third Tuesday of each month. The dates are posted on the City of Farmington Hills Calendar. Co-Chairs are Carol Kurth and Carol Posby. For more information, please call the Community Development Office at (248) 871-2543.

Beautification Commission Awards

The City of Farmington Hills Beautification Commission presents annual awards to businesses, offices, and subdivision or condominium entrances with attractive and well-maintained landscapes. Judges visit nominated sites to look for landscape variety, imaginative use of color, and overall property maintenance. If you have questions, please contact the Planning Office at (248) 871-2540.
 

Farmington Hills/Farmington Emergency Preparedness Commission

The mission of the Farmington Hills/Farmington Emergency Preparedness Commission is to support and enhance the efforts of local safety organizations in helping ensure that residents and business owners have the information, education, and skills necessary to protect themselves, their families, homes, and businesses in the event of a local emergency. Staff liaison (248) 871-2820.

More information on the Emergency Preparedness Commission.

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Commission on Children, Youth & Families

Commission on Children, Youth & Families encourages an environment where children, youth and families are happy, healthy, educated, safe and have the opportunity to reach their full potential.  Chair Anthony Lewis.  Call Youth & Family Services for more information (248) 473-1841.  More information on the Commission on Children, Youth and Families.
 

Commission for Energy and Environmental Sustainability

To collaborate with the community to enhance energy efficiency & sustainability by encouraging policies and practices based on economical, ecological and social values.  More information on the Energy and Environmenal Sustainability Commission.

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Economic Development Corporation

Economic Development Corporation helps maintain an alliance between business members and property owners and to collectively address needed improvements to support the quality of life in the City.  Chair John Anhut (248) 871-2506. More information on the Economic Development Corporation.
 

Historic District Commission

The purpose of the Historic District Commission is to safeguard the heritage of Farmington Hills by establishing and preserving districts in the City which reflect elements of the cultural, social, economic, political or architectural history; stabilize and improve property values in and adjacent to such districts; promote civic beautification of structures and lands within the historic districts for historic and cultural preservation; and promote the use of historic districts and local history for the education, pleasure, and welfare of the citizens of the City. There are 7 members appointed by the Mayor with the concurrence of the City Council. They meet on the second Wednesday of each month. The Chairperson is Kenneth Klemmer. For further information, please call the City Planning Department at (248) 871-2540.  More information on the Historic District.

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Historical Commission

Historical Commission collects, arranges and preserves historical material indicative of the lives, customs, dress and resources of the early residents of the Farmington area and publishes source material and historical studies relative to the history of the state, including materials furnished by educational institutions and the Michigan Historical Commission. Chair John Willyard.  For further information, please call (248) 661-8915.
 

Housing Rehabilitation Loan Board

The Housing Rehabilitation Loan Board consists of five members who assist Community Development staff in reviewing applications by low income families based on eligibility requirements established by the Federal Housing and Urban Development Office and Farmington Hills Housing Rehabilitation Program Guidelines. Families that meet these criteria may receive low interest loans for home repairs. The Loan Board members will prioritize requests and focus on home repairs that affect the health, safety, and sanitary conditions of the home. The Loan Board will consist of a member representative from a lending institution, a representative of a construction profession, and three residents at large. All board members, except the lending institution representative, shall be residents of Farmington Hills. The term of the office shall be two years or as the City Council designates.
 

Mayor's Youth Council

The Mayor's Youth Council is an advisory Council that makes recommendations to the Cities of Farmington Hills and Farmington concerning the needs and concerns of youth and the community. Please call Youth & Family Services at (248) 473-1841 for more information.  More information about the Mayor's Youth Council.
 

Multicultural/Multiracial Community Council of Farmington and Farmington Hills

The Multicultural/Multiracial Community Council of Farmington and Farmington Hills works to assure that all residents of our community enjoy a harmonious, healthy environment and that they feel welcome and comfortable in their cities, schools and neighborhoods. The MCMR Council is dedicated to promoting awareness and acceptance of diversity in our community. Contact the City Manager's Office at (248) 871-2500.

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Parks Recreation Commission

Parks Recreation Commission coordinates recreational programs and improves, expands and reflects the park and recreational needs of the community. Chair Joseph Miller (248) 553-2536.
 

Planning Commission

Planning Commission promotes public health, safety, and general welfare; to encourages the use of resources in accordance with their character and adaptability; avoids the overcrowding of land by buildings or people; lessens congestion on roads and streets; facilitates provisions for a system of transportation, sewage disposal, safe and adequate water supply, recreation, and other public improvements.  The Planning Commission is responsible for making and adopting a master plan as a guide for development, including a determination of the extent of probable future needs.  The Commission Chair is Elizabeth Rae-O'Donnell.  For further information, please call the Planning Office at (248) 871-2540.  View the Planning Commission Public Hearing Items Map.

 

Retirement Board

The Retirement Board has the authority to administer, manage, and operate the retirement system and to interpret and make effective the provisions of the Pension Ordinance. The Retirement System provides for the retirement of City employees. This 7 member Board is comprised of the City’s Finance Director, two representatives from the Police/Fire union, two General Employee representatives, and two City Council appointed City-at-large members. Regular meetings are held at City Hall once every quarter. In addition, the Retirement Board has one annual planning meeting and three meetings with the investment managers.

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Committee to Increase Voter Participation

Committee to Increase Voter Participation stimulates and improves voter participation in all elections and increases the quality and quantity of publicity and information regarding such elections. Chair Deb Kendzierski (248) 231-2032.
 

Zoning Board of Appeals

Zoning Board of Appeals acts on all questions arising under the Zoning Ordinance.  They must hear and decide appeals, review any order, requirement, decision or determination made by an administrative official regarding the Zoning Ordinance.  The Board’s Chair is Mitch Seelye.  For further information, please call the Zoning Division Office (248) 871-2520.  Learn more about a Zoning Board of Appeals meeting.

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