Boards and Commissions are an important part of City Government. Serving on a Board or Commission enables residents to impact City policies and activities. Volunteering on a Board or Commission is one of the most effective methods of participating in municipal government and making the City of Westland a better place to live, work and play. In addition to empowering the community, volunteering provides benefits for the individual. Volunteers have the opportunity to develop new skills, gain valuable experience, meet new people, stay active and make a positive contribution to their community.
What Makes for a Great Board or Commission Member?
Every Board or Commission member brings a unique set of experiences and skills to the City for all to benefit from. These include:
Passion for Community Service
Desire to Help Others
Desire to Take an Active Role in the Community
Interpersonal Skills, like Active Listening and Communication
Individual Boards and Commissions also have special skills that are desired of their members to help them be successful in their tenure on that particular Board or Commission. These desired skills are listed on each Board or Commission, if applicable.