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:

Task Force Assignments


Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Task Force

​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
  • Aggieville Business Improvement District Advisory Board (1 term opening- must be representative of business within district)
  • Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee (1 Riley County Health Department term opening, 1 Pottawatomie County term opening, 1 At-large term expiring, 1 Business term expiring)
  • City/University Special Projects Fund Committee (1 Faculty term opening, 2 Student term openings)
  • Douglass Center Advisory Board (1 At-Large Geographical term opening, 1 At-large Geographical term expiring) 
  • Downtown Business Improvement District Advisory Board (1 term opening)
  • Historic Resources Board (1 term opening)
  • Housing Authority Board of Commissioners (1 resident term opening)
  • Partner City Advisory Committee (1 unexpired term opening)
  • Social Services Advisory Board (1 unexpired term opening)