Boards & Commissions

Apply to Serve on a Board or Commission

All appointed City of Plymouth boards and commissions are volunteer based. Citizens who wish to serve are invited to complete an online application that will be submitted it to the Plymouth City Clerk's office.

You can also print the application and send to the Plymouth City Clerk's office at 201 S. Main St., Plymouth, MI 48170, submit via email to cityclerk@plymouthmi.gov or fax to 734-455-1892.

Guidelines for Boards and Commissions

City of Plymouth Boards and Commissions provide a way that residents can participate in their government.  Appointed Boards and Commissions can best serve the city when they are fully aware of the strategic plan and priorities of the City Commission.

Ethics Ordinance: Each Board and Commission member shall sign an acknowledgement form stating that they have read the ethics ordinance and understand its purpose.

City of Plymouth Strategic Plan 2017-2022

GOAL I - QUALITY OF LIFE

OBJECTIVES

Support the neighborhoods with high-quality customer service

Engage in collaboration with private entities and surrounding municipalities to implement the Joint Recreation Master Plan

Improve communication with the public across multiple platforms

Maintain a high level of cleanliness throughout the City

Support and host a diverse variety of events that foster community and placemaking

ONE YEAR TASKS 2021

Restore sports and recreational programs that were halted by COVID-19 as soon as possible

Review and evaluate the special event policy with safety considerations

Address challenges with the Kellogg Park improvements with safety considerations

Move Kellogg Park Fountain project forward

Continue to re-engage service clubs to help enhance parks and public properties

Increase followers by 2,000 on all our communications platforms

Develop an internal and external communications plan

Upgrade City Hall facilities to accommodate remote meetings and remote participation

Continue investigating multi-modal transportation opportunities

Revisit noise ordinance
 

GOAL II - FINANCIAL STABILITY

OBJECTIVES

Approve balanced budgets that maintain fiscal responsibility

Advocate for increased revenue sharing with the State of Michigan

Encourage and engage in partnerships, both public and private, to share costs of services and equipment

Address the issue of legacy costs

Seek out and implement efficient and effective inter-departmental collaboration

Market our successes to attract new economic and investment opportunities

ONE YEAR TASKS 2021

Identify mechanisms for funding sources for capital improvement projects

Increase funding to the Public Improvement Fund

Create a potential package for financing emergency structural repairs

Develop a comprehensive asset management plan that includes a review of the equipment fleet

Search out other possible revenue streams through continued association with the CWW and the MML

Develop a financial plan for public safety

Continue to make extra payments towards legacy costs

Monitor outside influences on our revenue sources, including unfunded
mandates, the 35th District Court and the PCCS

Negotiate three labor contracts

GOAL III - ECONOMIC VITALITY

OBJECTIVES

Continue to support and improve active, vibrant downtown branding

Support community and economic development projects and initiatives

Support a mix of industrial, commercial and residential development

Reference the Master Plan in economic decision-making

ONE YEAR TASKS 2021

Complete Saxton’s development

Develop municipal parking lot at Saxton’s site

Support development of 23 parcels adjacent to the Starkweather School property

Continue to administer the grant and the brownfield plan to support the Pulte project’s completion

Finish Redevelopment Ready Community (RRC) certification by the end of the 2021

Develop an annual training calendar for the Planning Commission, the Historic District Commission, the Zoning Board of Appeals
and the DDA, and identify a funding source

Implement temporary plans to assist businesses in recovery efforts

GOAL IV - SERVICE AND INFRASTRUCTURE

OBJECTIVES

Support administration and staff by providing professional development opportunities, supplying resources, and maintaining a commitment to recruitment, retention and succession planning

Support and deliver safe and responsive emergency services

Maintain a sophisticated and responsive technology to communicate and manage data

Continually record, maintain, update, and improve City infrastructure

ONE YEAR TASKS 2021

Explore enhanced pedestrian safety opportunities into targeted intersections

Research funding opportunities for ADA compliance at the PCC

Implement 2021 infrastructure program

Continue training for future career development and succession planning

Conduct a traffic study to determine whether to make additional streets one way

Update mapping resources including parcel data, completing 50% by the end of the year

Update/replace current technology to ensure compliance with new regulations, rules, and operating systems

Revisit paid parking