Boards & Commissions

  1. Citizen Advisory Boards and Commissions

    The people of Ypsilanti are involved in their City government and are an important part of the community's achievements.

  2. Administrative Hearings Bureau

    The AHB helps to define, prevent, reduce, and eliminate blight, factors, and causes of blight by adjudicating violations of the Ypsilanti blight ordinance and the 2012 International Property Maintenance Code.

  3. Board of Ethics

    The Board of Ethics administers and enforces the ordinances governing the standards of conduct.

  4. Dangerous Buildings Hearing Officer

    The Hearing Officer is appointed by the Mayor and approved by City Council. The Hearing officer has expertise in housing matters including engineering, architecture, and inspections.

  5. Economic Development Corporation

    The Economic Development Corporation and Brownfield Redevelopment Authority guides economic development activities and fulfills duties prescribed by the Brownfield Redevelopment Financing Act of the State of Michigan.

  6. Election Commission

    The Election Commission is responsible for overseeing administration of all procedures related to elections held in the City of Ypsilanti as required by State law and City Charter.

  7. Fire and Police Retirement Board

    The Fire and Police Retirement Board administers the Police and Fire Pension Fund and approves pensions for police and fire personnel.

  8. Fire Civil Service Commission

    Pursuant to Civil Service Act 78, the Fire Civil Service Commission runs a civil service system based upon examination and investigation to determine merit, efficiency, and fitness for appointment, employment, and promotion of all full-time paid members appointed in the fire and police department.

  9. Historic District Commission

    The Historic District Commission guides development and renovation in the Historic District in order to safeguard Ypsilanti's built resources.

  10. Human Relations Commission

    The Human Relations Commission supports efforts to enhance mutual understanding among the City's culturally diverse residents.

  11. Huron River Watershed Council

    The Huron River Watershed Council (HRWC) consists of local governmental units that have jurisdiction over property in the watershed. HRWC provides water resource information and research services regarding issues such as water quality, land use, and wetland protection.

  12. Parks & Recreation Commission

    The Parks and Recreation Commission is appointed by City Council to ensure recreational programs and opportunities are afforded all citizens. The goal of the Commission is to seek sustainable alternatives and methods for making recreational programming available to the citizens of Ypsilanti.

  13. Planning Commission

    The Ypsilanti Planning Commission administers compliance with the City Zoning Ordinance and reviews requests for rezoning, special use permits, street or alley vacations, capital improvements, planned unit developments, and site plans.

  14. Review & Tax Assessment Board

    The Board of Review is tasked with hearing and deciding property assessment appeals and hardship requests.

  15. Revision Parkview Board

    The Revision Parkview Board is charged with ongoing oversight of the management of Hamilton Crossing and is responsible for the duties and terms under the 2010 memorandum of understanding between the City of Ypsilanti and Ypsilanti Housing Commission related to the redevelopment of the former Parkview Apartments located at Hamilton and Harriet streets.

  16. SmartZone Local Development Finance Authority

    The LDFA provides local financing for the Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti SmartZone through a tax capture mechanism within a specific district.

  17. Ypsilanti Community Utilities Authority

    The Ypsilanti Community Utilities Authority (YCUA) Board oversees the activities of YCUA in providing top quality, cost effective, and environmentally safe water and wastewater to customers.

  18. Ypsilanti Downtown Development Authority

    The mission of the Ypsilanti Downtown Development Authority (YDDA) is to undertake district-wide improvements that have the greatest impact in strengthening the downtown areas and attracting new business.

  19. Ypsilanti Housing Commission

    The Ypsilanti Housing Commission provides affordable housing opportunities to moderate and low-income families and individuals in the City of Ypsilanti. It is the project sponsor of Hamilton Crossing, a nationally recognized, award-winning 144-unit affordable housing development.

  20. Zoning Board of Appeals

    The Zoning Board of Appeals interprets the City Zoning Ordinance and the official zoning map.

  21. Sustainability Commission

    The Sustainability Commission will seek to create a model of sustainability through efforts to advocate, educate and promote the social, economic and environmental health of the community now and into the future.