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City Commissions

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About the Commissions

City of Falcon Heights looking to fill Commissioner vacancies! View each Commission page for more information.

The City of Falcon Heights has four City Commissions which serve the City Council in an advisory capacity. Each commission consists of up to seven volunteer commissioners, a City Council Liaison, and Staff Liaison(s).

  • Planning Commission reviews planning concerns including P.U.D.s (Planned Unit Developments), C.U.P.s (Conditional Use Permits), general zoning concerns, and other planning-related considerations. The Planning Commission meets on the fourth Tuesday of the month.
  • Parks and Recreation Commission makes recommendations to the City Council regarding parks planning, parks programming, special events and other parks-related concerns. In recent history, the Parks Commission has provided parks planning through community outreach, was instrumental in the grant funding of a new playground at Curtiss Field, and hosts special events throughout the year. The Parks Commission meets on the first Monday of the month.
  • Environment Commission explores opportunities for the City of Falcon Heights to promote sustainable practices through a variety of methods. Recently, they were awarded grant funding for bicycle fix-it stations in the city to promote bicycling, have explored ways to reduce waste/increase recycling in the city, and opportunities to increase the use of solar energy. The Environment Commission meets on the second Monday of the month.
  • Community Engagement Commission continues to promote opportunities for residents to be involved by promoting and facilitating Neighborhood Block Parties, hosting an annual event on Human Rights Day, and works to create an ongoing knowledge of residents’ desires related to community issues and needs. The C.E.C. meets on the third Monday of the month.

Commissioners are volunteers including Falcon Heights residents, local business owners, and business designees who have been appointed by the Mayor and approved by the City Council. Commissioners serve a three year term, and are eligible for two terms. Those interested are encouraged to apply online or submit an application to Falcon Heights City Hall. Applications are accepted year round.

Contact City Hall directly at 651-792-7600 or for more information

Commission Application

Falcon Heights residents may volunteer to serve on a City Commission by submitting an application by downloading this form or submitting the online form. Applications are kept on file at least one year.