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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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.
*: 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
*: 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 Committee: reviews 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.