- Boards & Commissions
Boards & Commissions
You can apply to more than one board, commission or task force.
Apply for a board, commission, or task force
Applications are also available at:
801 Washington Street
Northfield, MN 55057
Northfield Public Library
210 Washington Street
Northfield, MN 55057
Arts and Culture Commission
The Arts and Culture Commission advises City Council on the development of arts and cultural activities, organizations, and facilities in Northfield.
The Charter Commission is responsible for reviewing and revising the City Charter to ensure that it meets all applicable State and Federal laws and meets the needs of the citizens of Northfield. The City Charter is the constitution of Northfield's city government.
Economic Development Authority
Focusing on appropriate commercial and industrial development, the EDA works to establish a higher tax base and additional job opportunities for the citizens of Northfield.
Environmental Quality Commission
The City of Northfield Environmental Quality Commission (EQC) advises on matters concerning environmental quality and natural resources, including the implementation of the environmental policy enacted by ordinance.
Heritage Preservation Commission
The City of Northfield Heritage Preservation Commission (HPC) seeks to safeguard the heritage of Northfield by preserving sites and structure, which reflect elements of the city’s cultural, social, economic, political, visual, or architectural history.
The City of Northfield Hospital Board oversees the administration, operation and maintenance of all hospitals, convalescent homes, nursing homes or other medical facilities, nor or hereafter owned and operated by the City of Northfield. The board may make such rules, regulations and by-laws concerning the same entities as it may deem for the best interests of such facilities.
Housing & Redevelopment Authority
The City of Northfield Housing and Redevelopment Authority's (HRA) mission is to provide a sufficient supply of adequate, safe, and sanitary dwellings in Northfield.
Human Rights Commission
The City of Northfield Human Rights Commission (HRC) seeks to secure for all citizens equal opportunity in employment, housing, public accommodations, public services, and education.
The City of Northfield Library Board makes recommendations regarding the library administration, policies, annual budget, operations, and maintenance of all library facilities.
Northfield Alliance for Substance Abuse Prevention
Northfield Alliance for Substance Abuse Prevention seeks to raise community awareness about local youth substance use and to make recommendations for community interventions to reduce youth use.
Northfield Area Fire and Rescue Services
The Northfield City Council approved a Joint Powers Agreement for fire protection and rescue services at their April 1, 2014 City Council meeting. The services will be governed by an eight member Joint Powers Board. Five board members will be appointed by the Northfield City Council.
Northfield Transportation Advisory Committee
The role of the committee is to help foster a safe, convenient, multi-modal, and environmentally responsible transportation system for a community that welcomes everyone.
Mayor's Youth Council
The Mayor's Youth Council seeks to assure youth input into civic affairs and works on initiatives to positively impact local young people.
Park & Recreation Advisory Board
The City of Northfield Park and Recreation Advisory Board (PRAB) directly advises staff and officials regarding the public parks system and all public recreational facilities in the City of Northfield.
Planning Commission and Zoning Boards of Appeals
The Planning Commission prepares and maintains the city's Comprehensive Plan, conducts public hearings and makes recommendations to the City Council on proposed changes affecting zoning and land use.