Boards, Committees, Commissions

Boards, Committees, & Commissions Information



The City of Newark relies on an engaged citizenry to assist with many aspects of governing our City, guiding decision making processes and providing avenues for appeals of decisions, through a system of boards and commissions that are appointed by the Mayor and City Council.

Please click here for a complete list of all boards, committees, and commissions, including information about the purpose and current membership of each of these bodies.

Not sure which position you may be eligible for? A map of the Council districts can be found here.

If you are interested in serving on a board, committee, or commission, please complete the application here or contact the city secretary’s office at (302) 366-7000 for more information. Vacancies, if and when they occur, will be posted on this page.


Open Boards and Commissions Positions (Updated as of July 14, 2021)



Board of Adjustment
  • At-Large – Four year term to expire September 15, 2025
Board of Building, Fire, Property Maintenance and Sidewalk Appeals
  • At-Large (Builder) – Five year term to expire August 31, 2025
  • At-Large (Professional Engineer) – Five year term to expire August 31, 2026
  • At-Large alternate – Vacant term to expire August 31, 2025
Board of Ethics
  • At-Large – Vacant term to expire February 15, 2025
  • District 1 – Vacant term to expire February 15, 2024 (Subsequent terms will be for five years)
  • District 2 – Vacant term to expire February 15, 2023 (Subsequent terms will be for five years)
  • District 4 – Vacant term to expire February 15, 2026
  • District 5 – Vacant term to expire February 15, 2025
  • District 6 – Vacant term to expire February 15, 2024 (Subsequent terms will be for five years)
Community Development/Revenue Sharing Advisory Committee
  • District 2 – Three year term to expire March 15, 2023
  • District 4 – Three year term to expire March 15, 2024
  • District 6 – Three year term to expire March 15, 2022
  • Non-profit Representative – Vacant term to expire March 15, 2023
  • Business Community Representative – Vacant term to expire March 15, 2023
Conservation Advisory Commission
  • At-Large – Vacant term to expire March 15, 2022
  • District 5 – Three year term to expire March 15, 2024
Diversity and Inclusion Commission
  • At-Large (3 members); members are not required to reside within the City, but at minimum shall have a connection to Newark as an employee of a Newark business or as a student or have unique knowledge, skills or abilities to advance the purpose of the committee
Pension Review Committee
  • City Resident At-Large – Two year term to expire June 30, 2023
Planning Commission
  • District 2 - Three year term to expire September 15, 2024
  • District 4 - Three year term to expire September 15, 2024
Reapportionment Committee
  • District 1  – Vacant term to expire upon completion of Committee work
  • District 2  – Vacant term to expire upon completion of Committee work
  • District 3  – Vacant term to expire upon completion of Committee work
  • District 4 – Vacant term to expire upon completion of Committee work
  • District 5 – Vacant term to expire upon completion of Committee work
  • District 6 – Vacant term to expire upon completion of Committee work