April 19, 2013 Ė Midland residents interested in serving on a City of Midland board or commission have two more weeks to apply for any number of positions.


Applications will be accepted until 5 p.m., Friday, May 3, 2013.Forms are located on the City of Midland website,, or in hard copy form through the City Managerís Office, 333 W. Ellsworth St.


Boards and commissions advise the City of Midland on issues important to the municipality. Most positions do not require extensive expertise, just a willingness to serve.


Applicants must be city residents. All persons who have previously applied for a board or commission vacancy are asked to submit a new application.


Positions that are currently open are included below:


Cable Access Advisory Commission

The Cable Access Advisory Commission advises the City Council regarding general policy matters related to the services provided to public access producers and viewers through MCTV.The commission is also responsible for encouraging the use of public access channels and gaining public input. This commission meets quarterly.


Library Board

The Library Board studies library services offered to the community and advises the City Council on user policies and future plans for improving those services. The board is slated to meet eight times in 2013.


Local Officers Compensation Commission

The Local Officers Compensation Commission helps determine the salaries of Midlandís mayor and Midland City Council members. The term for this commissionís members is seven years, but members only meet every other year.


Parks and Recreation Commission

The Parks and Recreation Commission advises the City Council on parks and recreation matters.  The commission considers and studies the reasonable needs of recreational facilities and activities in which the City might properly participate.  They also recommend annual fee adjustments for recreation services. Meetings are generally held each month.


West Main Street Historic District Commission

         One Midland County Historical Society representative position with a term expiring June 30, 2015

         One citizen-at-large position, with a term expiring June 30, 2016

This commission makes recommendations to the City Council on the development and administration of guidelines for all work on structures within the West Main Street Historic District. This commission meets quarterly.


In May or early June, applicants for all boards and commissions openings mentioned above will be contacted about the possibility of interviewing with Midland City Council.


Call the City Managerís Office at 989-837-3301 with any questions.