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Serving on a City of Janesville commission, board, or committee is one of the most effective ways for citizens to influence City policies and activities. Volunteering provides an opportunity for citizen participation in the process of government. Being a committee member also serves as a training ground for citizens to learn and increase their knowledge and skills by working with a variety of people on issues that might not otherwise be a part of their private lives.

Applications are kept on file for one calendar year.  Individuals interested in serving on a committee may re-apply on January 1 of each year or later.


For a listing of standing citizen committees, their responsibilities and meeting times, please click here


Alcohol License Advisory Committee – 1 vacancy for a voting member 

Citizen Board of Review – 1 vacancy for an alternate member 

Historic Commission
– 4 vacancies for voting members 

Library Board of Trustees – 2 vacancies for voting members

Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee
– 1 vacancy for a voting member

Police & Fire Commission
– 1 vacancy for a voting member 

Sustainable Janesville Committee – 3 vacancies for voting members (1 vacancy is one-year term)

Transportation Committee
– 1 vacancy for a voting member 

Zoning Board of Appeals
– 1 vacancy for an alternate member

Eligibility to Serve

To be eligible for an appointment , volunteers must have interest or knowledge in the committee’s subject matter. Volunteers should also be available to meet at the committee’s regular meeting time. Residency in the City of Janesville may be required.

Residency Requirements & Appointments

Click here to review the residency requirements and appointment authority for each board, commission or committee.

How To Volunteer

Individuals interested in volunteering for a committee must complete an application form. Individuals may complete an electronic fill-in form or download a PDF for mailing


Following the application deadline, the Citizen Advisory Committee on Appointments will meet to review the applications and make their recommendation to the City Council or City Manager. The appointments then go before the City Council for confirmation or awareness at a council meeting. Individuals not chosen will receive a letter indicating their application will remain on file for the calendar year.

For questions, please contact the City Manager's Office at 755-3177.

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