Boards & Commissions Appointments

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Mayor Simmons is currently accepting applications from residents interested in serving on a City Board or Commission. All registered Democrats, Republican, other parties and unaffiliated voters are eligible to apply. There may be party restrictions for some positions due to state and city statutory requirements.

Most City Boards and Commissions have been meeting by Zoom and the videos of their meetings can be found on the City Website. Please feel free to visit the website to review agendas, meetings and videos to get more information on how they function. 

To express interest or apply for a Stamford Board or Commission, please fill out the online application form.

Currently Accepting Applications

The following Boards have current openings, but the list changes from month to month as appointments are made, or new openings arise. Applications submitted today will be retained and referenced when a position arises.

  • Affordable Housing Board of Trustees
  • Board of Assessment Appeals
  • Board of Ethics
  • Fire Commission
  • Harbor Management (Alternate)
  • Health Commission 
  • Historic Preservation Commission (Alternate)
  • Parks & Recreation Commission
  • Patriotic & Special Events Commission
  • Planning Board - Alternate 
  • Transit District
  • Zoning Board (Alternate)

About Boards & Commissions in the City of Stamford

The purpose of the Boards, Commissions and Authorities is to research and formulate policy related to the operation of the various units of the municipal government and the agencies which work in collaboration with the City and receive City money for their operations.

Various Boards and Commissions are described within the City Charter. Other agencies exist that also guide policy for the operation of Stamford's government and its various departments and affiliates.

Appointment to Boards & Commissions

The Mayor submits to the Board of Representatives nominations of members to each appointive Board, Commission or other similar appointive position, to fill each vacancy where a term of office has expired. The Mayor also submits to the Board of Representatives nominations of alternate members of the Planning Board, the Zoning Board and the Zoning Board of Appeals to fill any vacancies on a "panel of alternates" where an alternate member's term of office has expired. No nomination made by the Mayor is effective until approved by the Board of Representatives.

Find Out More

For more details on the Boards & Commissions of the City of Stamford, to access the Boards & Commissions Document Archive, or if you are interested in serving on a Board or Commission, please view the Directory of Boards & Commissions.