Committee Residency Requirements & Appointment Authority

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Some city boards, commissions and committees require volunteers to be residents of the City of Janesville, while others allow non-residents to volunteer. Also, some citizen members are appointed by the Council President, while others are appointed by the City Manager.

Please use the table below to understand the residency requirements and appointing authority of each board, commission and committee.

Committee Residency Requirements  Appointment authority 
Advisory Committee on Appointments  Council Policy 82 requires residency of members.  Council President appoints citizen members; Council confirms  

Alcohol License Advisory Committee

Council Policy 66A requires residency of members.    

Council President appoints citizen members; Council confirms

Audit Committee  Council Policy 90 indicates the citizen member shall have an accounting background (Certified Public Accountant (CPA) preferred) and lives and/or works in Janesville  City Manager appoints citizen members; Council confirms
Board of Review Charter Ordinance Chapter 2.20 requires residency of members. City Manager appoints citizen members; Council confirms 
Community Development Authority State Statute 66.1335 requires residency of members. City Manager appoints citizen members; Council confirms 
Golf Advisory Council Policy 86 indicates preference for residents, non-residents that own a business in Janesville or non-residents that own property in Janesville, but non-residents may be appointed. In addition, no more than 30% of the committee's membership may be non-residents.  Council President appoints citizen members; Council confirms 
Historic Commission Council Policy 86 indicates preference for residents, non-residents that own a business in Janesville or non-residents that own property in Janesville, but non-residents may be appointed. In addition, no more than 30% of the committee's membership may be non-residents. Council President appoints citizen members; Council confirms 
Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee Council Policy 86 indicates preference for residents, non-residents that own a business in Janesville or non-residents that own property in Janesville, but non-residents may be appointed. In addition, no more than 30% of the committee's membership may be non-residents. Council President appoints citizen members; Council confirms 
Library Board State Statute 43.54 allows for 2 of the 9 members to be non-residents.  City Manager appoints citizen members; Council confirms 
 Plan Commission Charter Ordinance 2.48.020 requires residency of members.   City Manager appoints citizen members; No confirmation needed 
 Police & Fire Commission Council Policy 86 requires residency of members.  City Manager appoints citizen members; No confirmation needed
Sustainable Janesville Council Policy 86 indicates preference for residents, non-residents that own a business in Janesville or non-residents that own property in Janesville, but non-residents may be appointed. In addition, no more than 30% of the committee's membership may be non-residents. Council President appoints citizen members; Council confirms 
Transportation Committee Council Policy 86 indicates preference for residents, non-residents that own a business in Janesville or non-residents that own property in Janesville, but non-residents may be appointed. In addition, no more than 30% of the committee's membership may be non-residents. Council President appoints citizen members; Council confirms 
 Zoning Board of Appeals Charter Ordinance Chapter 2.20 requires residency of members. City Manager appoints citizen members; Council confirms 
Council Policy 86 requires Police & Fire Commission members to be residents of Janesville. The remaining committees governed by Council Policy 86 indicate a preference for city residents, non residents that own a business in Janesville or non-residents that own property in Janesville, but non-residents may be appointed. No more than 30% of the committee's membership may be non-residents. If the committee or the City Manager recommend to the City Council a non-resident volunteer, information should be shared as to why that person was selected for recommendation.  
Council Policy 90 indicates the citizen member shall have an accounting background (Certified Public Accountant (CPA) preferred) and lives and/or works in Janesville.
Council Policy 90 indicates the citizen member shall have an accounting background (Certified Public Accountant (CPA) preferred) and lives and/or works in Janesville.
Council Policy 90 indicates the citizen member shall have an accounting background (Certified Public Accountant (CPA) preferred) and lives and/or works in Janesville.
City Manager appoints citizen members; Council confirms
City Manager appoints citizen members; Council confirms
City Manager appoints citizen members; Council confirms
City Manager appoints citizen members; Council confirms
City Manager appoints citizen members; Council confirms