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Boards and Commissions

Fargo city government operates with many boards, committees and commissions that focus on specific topics. These bodies often forward recommendations to the Fargo City Commission for action.

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DVD copies of meetings are available for purchase, for a $25 fee. City Commission and Planning Commission meetings can be viewed and downloaded for free from this website. To find City Commission and Planning videos, please click on the appropriate link below.

Airport Authority*: responsible for operation and maintenance of the airport

Arts and Culture Commission *: responsible for the commissioning and placement of public art owned by the city, and works to encourage the display of public art by all citizens, developers, and property owners.

Auditorium Commission *: responsible for operation and maintenance of the Fargo Civic Center

Board of Adjustment*: considers variances in zoning ordinances

Board of Appeals*: duties include hearing appeals from citizens who feel the Inspections Department made an error in applying a code requirement

Board of Health*: oversees operations of Fargo Cass Public Health

Civil Service Commission *: protects merit system for city employees and ensures systems principles are upheld

Community Development Committee*: makes recommendations to the City Commission regarding land development, including the use of economic incentives and grant funds

Election & Governance Task Force temporary committee tasked with providing recommendations to the City Commission regarding elections and City Commission structure

Fargodome Authority*: responsible for operation and maintenance of Fargodome

Fargo Youth Initiative *: works to empower and unite the youth of Fargo

Historic Preservation Commission*: works toward preservation of historic buildings or areas

Housing and Redevelopment Authority*: administers and provides low-income housing

House Moving Board*: considers house moving requests

Human Relations Commission*: promotes acceptance and respect for diversity

Library Board*: responsible for operation and maintenance of Fargo Public Library

Liquor Control Board: performs several functions related to the sale of alcohol in the City of Fargo

Metro Area Transit Coordinating Board: coordinates operations and administration of a joint transit system for the Fargo-Moorhead metro area. 

Native American Commission *: works to strengthen the Native American community

New City Hall Committees:  Responsible for site selection and overseeing the design of the new Fargo City Hall.

Parking Commission*: manages parking facilities to meet community needs

Planning Commission *: considers land use, planning and zoning issues

Renaissance Zone Authority*: is responsible for economic development, promotion of the Renaissance Zone and administration of zone incentives  

Renewable Energy and Conservation Committee: investigates and suggests opportunities for the city to conserve natural resources and further its environmental stewardship

Special Assessment Commission *: determines how costs of various improvements will be spread against each benefiting property

Tax-Exempt Review Committee*: evaluates applications from property owners for various property tax exemptions and economic incentives

Traffic Technical Advisory Committeereviews traffic-related subjects residents would like the city to take action on, including neighborhood parking, traffic calming, boulevard modifications, stop signs and signals, and speed limit modifications  

Applying to be on a Board or Commission

The boards with an asterisk behind their title above include members appointed by the City Commission. If you are interested in being a member of one of these panels, please complete our application form to express your interest. We will consider your application when it is time to fill a vacant position on the commission, committee and/or board you are interested in.