Some Boards and Commissions have criteria or qualifications for appointment, for example, you may need to reside in a particular Council District or be a representative from a certain industry, while many boards do not require previous experience. Beyond technical expertise, we’re looking for people who are broadly representative of Duluth and willing and passionate about using your knowledge, skills, lived experiences, time and talents to improve the quality of life in Duluth.
Applicants are first reviewed by City staff to see if they meet any required qualification for appointment. Then, if you meet the qualifications desired for the Board or Commission, City staff may contact you for active consideration for the position. This may involve an interview to evaluate your strengths for the position. Appointments to regional Authorities and Boards (such as the Duluth Airport Authority or Spirit Mountain Recreational Area Authority) also require an interview with the City Council. Selections are based on current board-specific needs, qualifications (professional, educational, or community involvement), interest and desire to serve, special knowledge or strengths that may be important to a particular board or commission.