Advisory Boards & Committees

Advisory Boards & Committees


There are numerous advisory boards and committees which assist the City Commission by providing recommendations on various policy issues. All appointments are made by the Mayor with the advice and consent of the City Commission. Volunteer board and committee members provide a valuable service to the community by dedicating hundreds of hours each year. The city-sponsored advisory boards and committees include:

​Temporary Committees



Outside Agencies

Thank you for your interest in serving the City of Manhattan. Please be aware of the meeting frequency, dates and times as well as requirements of members before choosing which board you would like to serve on. A description of each board/committee and the requirements of members can be found on each corresponding board page listed above. 

If you are interested in serving on a City of Manhattan Board or Committee, complete an interest form.

If you are interested in serving on the Housing Authority Board of Commissioners, please complete their interest form.

Positions Currently Open

  • Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee (1 Pottawatomie County term opening, 1 Business term expiring)
  • Cemetery Board (1 term opening)
  • City/University Special Projects Fund Committee (3 At-Large terms expiring)
  • Code Appeals Board (1 term opening)
  • Downtown Business Improvement District Advisory Board (1 term opening, Members must be representatives of businesses located within the district)
  • Food and Farm Council (1 term opening, 2 terms expiring)
  • Historic Resources Board (1 term opening, 1 term expiring)
  • Housing Authority Board of Commissioners (1 resident term opening)
  • Human Rights and Services Board (1 term opening, 1 term expiring)
  • Joint Corrections Advisory Board (3 terms expiring)
  • Library Board (1 terms expiring)
  • Municipal Audit Committee (1 term expiring)
  • Parks and Recreation Advisory Board (1 term opening, 1 term expiring)
  • Partner City Advisory Committee (1 term opening, 1 term expiring)
  • Social Services Advisory Board (6 terms expiring)
  • Special Alcohol Funds Advisory Committee (2 term openings, 3 terms expiring)