There are many ways to serve the community, from volunteering at a non-profit to serving on one of the City's Boards and Commissions. Currently there are 117 residents serving on Auburn's 21 Boards and Commissions.
These boards serve a variety of purposes. Some are independent authorities, such as the Water Board, Industrial Development Board and Board of Education. Others serve in an advisory capacity to city officials such as the Planning Commission, Parks and Recreation Advisory Board, Tree Commission, Historic Preservation Commission and Greenspace Advisory Board. In some cases, the City Council appoints members to boards of multi-governmental agencies, including the East Alabama Mental Health-Mental Retardation Board, the Indian Pines Recreation Authority, the Lee County Youth Development Center and the Metropolitan Planning Organization Citizen's Advisory Committee.
Each time there is an upcoming appointment on a board or commission, the city manager announces the vacancy at a City Council meeting approximately one month prior to the appointment being made. Vacancies are also announced each month in in the Open Line newsletter, and will be posted on the City's web site and social media outlets. The full membership of every board and commission, including the expiration date of each member's term of service, is listed via the drop-down menu on this page.
To apply for a specific board or commission vacancy please complete and submit an application form by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by traditional mail to:
Assistant City Clerk144 Tichenor AvenueAuburn, Alabama 36830
Additional materials, such as a résumé or letter of interest, may be attached to the application form.
Current Board Vacancy Announcements
Comprehensive Boards/Comissions Document