Boards & Commissions

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Community Service

The City of Yelm has an active and involved citizen base who give back to the community through service on Boards and Commissions which advise the Mayor and Council or conduct business delegated by the Council.

What is the role of the boards and commissions in the city?
Volunteer boards and commissions are a huge resource for the City. Advisory committees serve as small focus groups comprised of citizens to provide advice to the Yelm City Council and the Mayor from a citizens perspective. This provides an avenue for communication to occur between community members and elected City officials, which allows both to gain unparalleled insight and work together.

What role do volunteers play on the boards and commissions?
Volunteers are what make our boards and commissions possible. Our volunteers bring a variety of different backgrounds, perspectives and experience together to form a cohesive yet diverse group that works on a wide array of issues. Through providing many different boards and commissions, we are able to meet the needs of our community in a proactive way.

What do you see as the biggest benefits for volunteers who engage with your organization?
The biggest benefit for our volunteers is the opportunity to be an active part of the public process. In these volunteer roles, members are given an inside look into local government and how democracy is cultivated. Another benefit is the ability to serve their community. Our boards and commissions members are communication liaisons between elected officials and the community.

Interested in becoming a volunteer?
If you are interested in becoming a member of the Civil Service Commission, please complete an application. This application is only for the Civil Service Commission. For all other Boards and Commissions please use the link below.

If you are interested in becoming a member of the Planning Commission, Tree Advisory Board, Historic Preservation Commission, Parks Advisory Committee, Library Advisory Board, Salary Commission Committee, Lodging Tax Advisory committee, Arts Commission or the Police Advisory Committee, please complete an application.  

If you have a comment, question, or concern that you would like directed to a commission or advisory board, please complete a Citizen Action Request Form and return it to City Hall.