Boards, Committees, Commissions

The City of Newark relies on an engaged citizenry to assist with many aspects of governing our City, guiding decision making processes and providing avenues for appeals of decisions, through a system of boards and commissions that are appointed by the Mayor and City Council.

Please click here for a complete list of all boards, committees, and commissions, including information about the purpose and current membership of each of these bodies.

Not sure which position you may be eligible for? A map of the Council districts can be found here.

If you are interested in serving on a board, committee, or commission, please complete the application here or contact the city secretary’s office at (302) 366-7000 for more information. Vacancies, if and when they occur, will be posted on this page.

Open Boards and Commissions Positions (Updated as of September 13, 2022)

Parking Advisory Committee

  • At-large:   Inaugural term to end October 15, 2024
  • District 1:   Inaugural term to end October 15, 2023
  • District 2:   Inaugural term to end October 15, 2023
  • District 3:   Inaugural term to end October 15, 2024
  • District 4:   Inaugural term to end October 15, 2023
  • District 5:   Inaugural term to end October 15, 2024
  • District 6:   Inaugural term to end October 15, 2024

Board of Adjustment

  • At-Large – Four-year term to expire September 15, 2025

Board of Building, Fire, Property Maintenance and Sidewalk Appeals

  • At-Large (Builder) – Vacant term to expire August 31, 2025
  • At-Large (Alternate) – Vacant term to expire August 31, 2025
  • At-Large (Professional Engineer) – Five-year term to expire August 31, 2027

Board of Ethics

  • District 3 – Five-year term to expire February 15, 2027
  • District 5 – Vacant term to expire February 15, 2025 (Subsequent terms will be for five years)

Community Development/Revenue Sharing Advisory Committee

  • At-Large – Vacant term to expire March 15, 2025
  • District 2 – Vacant term to expire March 15, 2023
  • District 6 – Three-year term to expire March 15, 2025
  • Non-profit Representative – Vacant term to expire March 15, 2023
  • Business Community Representative – Vacant term to expire March 15, 2023

Conservation Advisory Commission

  • At-Large   – Three-year term to expire March 15, 2025

Diversity and Inclusion Commission

  • District 5 – Vacant two-year term to expire July 15, 2024
  • District 6 – Two-year term to expire July 15, 2024

Planning Commission 

  • District 4 – Vacant three-year term to expire September 15, 2025