Boards, Committees, Commissions

Boards, Committees, & Commissions Information



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



Board of Adjustment
  • At-Large – Four year term to expire September 15, 2020
Board of Building, Fire, Property Maintenance and Sidewalk Appeals
  • At-Large (Builder) – Five year term to expire August 31, 2025
  • At-Large alternate – Vacant term to expire August 31, 2025
Board of Ethics
  • At-Large – Five year term to expire February 15, 2025
  • District 1 – Four year term to expire February 15, 2024 (Subsequent terms will be for five years)
  • District 2 – Three year term to expire February 15, 2023 (Subsequent terms will be for five years)
  • District 3 – Two year term to expire February 15, 2022 (Subsequent terms will be for five years)
  • District 4 – One year term to expire February 15, 2021 (Subsequent terms will be for five years)
  • District 5 – Five year term to expire February 15, 2025
  • District 6 – Four year term to expire February 15, 2024 (Subsequent terms will be for five years)
Community Development/Revenue Sharing Advisory Committee
  • District 2 – Three year term to expire March 15, 2023
  • District 6 – Three year term to expire March 15, 2022
  • Non-profit Representative – Three year term to expire March 15, 2023
  • Business Community Representative – Three year term to expire March 15, 2023
Conservation Advisory Commission
  • At-Large – Vacant term to expire March 15, 2023
  • District 2 – Three year term to expire March 15, 2023
Planning Commission
  • At-Large – Vacant term to expire September 15, 2022