Boards and Commissions
Waseca residents are invited to participate in the process of City of Waseca government. One of the most effective ways to provide input is through service on one of the City’s citizen advisory boards and committees. Through this service, civic-minded citizens become involved in their local government and make recommendations to the Waseca City Council. The City, in turn, benefits from the knowledge, experience and expertise of citizens.
If you are a resident of Waseca and are interested in serving, please contact Mary Buenzow, at 835-9740 or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information.
Prospective board and committee members must complete an application form which can be completed and e-mailed online or printed and mailed in. Completed PDF forms may be mailed to the City Hall or sent by fax to 507-835-8871. Appointments to the boards are approved by the City Council. Members are appointed by the City Council at a regular meeting of the Council in January of each year (and throughout the year to fill vacancies).
Openings exist on the following City of Waseca Boards and Commissions: Charter Commission, Community Ed Advisory Board, Heritage Preservation Commission (HPC), Human Rights Commission, Park Board and Planning Commission.
Most groups meet on a monthly basis. Anyone interested in serving on one of these Boards may submit an application to City Hall, 508 South State Street. Applications can be obtained at City Hall or online by clicking the link below or call 835-9740.
Below you will find a brief description of each Board/Commission, along with the regularly scheduled meeting date. Please be advised that meeting dates are often rescheduled. If you plan to attend a Board/Commission meeting, please contact City Hall, at (507) 835-9700 to confirm.
Airport Board- Composed of five (5) members, four (4) general public and one (1) Councilmember, who assist in an advisory capacity regarding the operation, management and improvement of the Municipal Airport. 3 year term. Regularly meets the first Tuesday of the month at 12 p.m.
Charter Commission – Composed of not less than 7 nor more than 15 members. Shall be a qualified voter of the City. Appointed by the Chief Judge of the District Court. Primary function is to review and suggest amendments to the Waseca City Charter. Members may serve only two consecutive terms. The office term is determined by the Chief Judge but is not for more than 4 years. Meets monthly on an “as needed” basis.
Community Ed Advisory Board – A joint council of 12-18 members appointed by the School District and the City. Responsible for recommendations regarding the programming and operation of the Community Education Program. 3 year term. Regularly meets the third Monday of every even numbered month.
Economic Development Authority- EDA – Composed of seven (7) members – one (1) HRA member, one (1) Waseca Development Corporation or Chamber of Commerce member, three (3) at-large members, and two (2) Council members. The Authority will focus efforts on economic development in order to retain current businesses and help promote growth of new businesses. 6 year term. Meets the 3rd Friday of every month at 7 a.m.
Heritage Preservation Commission – HPC – Composed of seven (7) members, five (5) at-large members, one(1) nominated by Waseca Co. Historical Society, and one(1) nominated by City Planning Commission. The Commission will engage in a comprehensive program of historic preservation, promote the historical resources of the City, and designation of heritage preservation sites. 3 year term. Regularly meets the first Monday of the month at 5 p.m.
Housing & Redevelopment Authority- The Municipal Housing and Redevelopment Authority is composed of five (5) members. Address housing shortages for low and moderate income residents and redevelop blighted areas where private developers would not act without government assistance. 5 year term. Meets third Wednesday of every month at 12 p.m.
Human Rights Commission- Composed of five (5) members, four (4) general public and one(1) Council member, who advise the City Council regarding civil and human rights problems, issues and policies. The Commission will strive to improve human relations in the City, and develop and recommend programs of formal and informal education for all citizens. 3 year term. Regularly meets 1st Monday of every month at 4:30 p.m.
Park Board- Composed of five (5) members, four (4) general public and one (1) Council member. The Board will make recommendations to the City Manager and City Council pertaining to, but not limited to, park land acquisition, development, improvement and use. 3 year term. Regularly meets second Tuesday of every month at 11:30 a.m.
Planning Commission & Traffic Safety Board – Composed of seven (7) members, six (6) general public and one (1) City Council representative. This is an advisory commission to the Council concerning comprehensive planning, zoning, platting, and other matters of a general planning nature; and matters related to street and traffic regulations, i.e. requests for stop signs, speed control, and parking regulations. 3 year term. Regularly meets second Tuesday of every month at 7 p.m.