Apply for a Board or Commission Position

The City of Romulus is seeking citizen volunteers to serve on several of its advisory boards and commissions. All interested residents are urged to apply.

Board and Commission Application Process

Apply In Person

To complete an application in-person, please visit the City of Romulus Clerk's Office. For questions about the Boards and Commissions application or process, please call 734-942-7540.


The Romulus City Council requires that every member of a board or commission meet the following qualifications:

  • Appointee is not in default to the City (appointee does not have unpaid water/sewer bills, property taxes, income taxes).
  • For most Boards & Commissions, appointee should be a resident of the City.
  • Must follow the City of Romulus Ethics Policy

A list will be maintained in the City Clerk’s office of the applications that have been received.

A copy of the list of applicants will be provided to the Mayor and Chief of Staff as it is updated.

The City Clerk will provide the notification to the following for background/status checks:

  • Human Resources
  • Water Billing
  • Code Enforcement
  • Treasurer Department

The departments are to forward a written communication (email or hand copy) of the background/status results to the City Clerk. The Clerk will complete and attach the checklist in the applicant’s file. 

Upon receipt of all if the background/status checks, a hard copy of only the first three (3) pages of the application will be provided to the Mayor. Any outstanding issues will be noted in the notice to the Mayor. 

The Mayor will advise the Chief of Staff of his recommendations for appointment and those names will be placed on the earliest available Council agenda for consideration.

Upon approval by the City Council, the City Clerk will notify the applicant and arrange for them to be sworn in if necessary. 

The City Clerk will notify the appropriate department of the new appointed board member.

The Department Director will contact the new appointee to schedule a meeting to discussion orientation and training materials.  

For appointments to open seats, the following are taken into consideration:

  • Representation across precincts
  • Balanced demographics
  • Skill sets and expertise in areas relevant to specific positions

Applications received will be kept on file for consideration for any vacancies that may occur within 2 years of application submission.

Currently Open Positions

Tax Increment Finance Authority- 1 vacancy – Term expires November 30, 2023

The TIFA Committee initiates projects and programs to halt property value deterioration, increase property tax valuation and enhance economic activity within the district pursuant to Public Act 450 of 1980 and established by Resolution #84-537. TIFA meets on the second Tuesday of every month at 12:00 p.m. in the City Hall Council Chambers. There are 11 members which serve a term for four (4) years. Members are appointed by the Mayor and approved by City Council pursuant to Chapter 12, Article V, Sections 12-118 – 12-125 of the Romulus Code of Ordinances.

Downtown Development Authority – 1 vacancy – Term expires July 31, 2022

The Downtown Development Authority is a board of twelve (12) local business people and residents that together with the Mayor and our elected officials work to promote the economic growth, development and revitalization of our city’s original Central Business District. These responsibilities include the development and implementation of long range plans for public facilities and infrastructure, the acquisition and disposal of property, the restoration and preservation of all buildings and the correction and prevention of deterioration. The DDA promotes economic development through capital improvement projects, with the intent that it will stimulate private investment, create jobs and expand the tax base, and shall exercise such powers and duties as provided and in accordance with the terms of Public Act No. 197 of 1975 (MCL 125.1651 et seq.). The Authority meets on the second Wednesday of each month at 10:30am in the City Council Chambers, and typically last no longer than 60 minutes. The Downtown Development Authority (DDA) shall consist of not less than (7) members nor more than (13) persons appointed by the Mayor and approved by City Council pursuant to Chapter 12, Article III, Section 12-54 – 12-56 of the Romulus Code of Ordinances. Each member shall serve a term of four (4) years. Interested persons shall have an interest in property located in the downtown district or officers, members, trustees, principals, or employees of a legal entity having an interest in property located in the downtown district or shall be a resident in the downtown district.