For up-to-date information about COVID-19, visit 

Volunteering for a Board, Commission or Committee

Press Enter to show all options, press Tab go to next option
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


There are currently no vacancies.

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.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


Depending on the committee, the Advisory Committee on Appointments will meet following the application deadline to review the applications and make their recommendation to the City President or City Manager. The appointments then go before the City Council for confirmation.

Please contact the City Manager’s Office with any questions at (608) 755-3177.


Free viewers are required for some of the attached documents.
They can be downloaded by clicking on the icons below.

Acrobat Reader Download Acrobat Reader Flash Player Download Flash Player Windows Media Player Download Windows Media Player Microsoft Silverlight Download Microsoft Silverlight Word Viewer Download Word Viewer Excel Viewer Download Excel Viewer PowerPoint Viewer Download PowerPoint Viewer