- Boards & Commissions
Boards & Commissions
Appointees to City Boards and Commission shall meet the affiliation qualification requirements of the City Code, Section 2-111, below, as well as any specific qualifications required by City Ordinance or State Statute.
All non-youth members must be qualified electors.
Sec. 2-111. Applicability of section.
(a) Except as otherwise specifically provided, members of boards and commissions shall be affiliated with the city. This requirement shall be fulfilled in the following ways:
(1) An individual shall have been a resident of the city for a minimum of two years; or
(2) An individual shall demonstrate ownership/interest for a minimum of two years in a business established in the city for a minimum of two years.
(b) Exceptions to subsections (a)(1) and (2) of this section shall only be permitted if it is determined by the city council that a board or commission requires the membership of an individual with a specific position, knowledge, experience or expertise not available in another individual who may otherwise comply with the terms of subsections (a)(1) and (2) of this section.
Board and Commissions Submitted Applications
All applications to Boards and Commissions are maintained for public viewing on the city website. Applications will appear on this list for one year after submission. This list will not provide applicant address or contact information.
This effort will assist in providing greater transparency in the nomination and appointment process of City Council.
Please click to redirect and view all submitted applications through Google Docs.
City Advisory Boards and Commissions
The people of Ypsilanti are involved in their City government and are an important part of the community's achievements.
Board of Ethics
The Board of Ethics administers and enforces the ordinances governing the standards of conduct.
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.
Ann Arbor Area Transportation Authority
The Ann Arbor Area Transportation Authority (TheRide), a not-for-profit unit of government, operates the local public transit system for the greater Ann Arbor-Ypsilanti area. TheRide enables the area's residents to reach their destinations at reasonable cost, and offers the region efficient, environmentally sound transportation alternatives.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Historic District Commission
The Historic District Commission guides development and renovation in the Historic District in order to safeguard Ypsilanti's built resources.
Human Relations Commission
The Human Relations Commission supports efforts to enhance mutual understanding among the City's culturally diverse residents.
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.
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.
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.
Police Advisory Commission
The Police Advisory Commission will assist in ensuring a positive relationship between the Police Department and the public it serves.
Review & Tax Assessment Board
The Board of Review is tasked with hearing and deciding property assessment appeals and hardship requests.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Zoning Board of Appeals
The Zoning Board of Appeals interprets the City Zoning Ordinance and the official zoning map.