Boards and Commissions

Why Get Involved in a Board or Commission?

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.

You can apply ONLINE through our Boards and Commission Online Application.

Or download our current Boards and Commission Application.  Once filled out please return to:

City of Westland
Mayor's Office
Attn: Boards and Commissions
36300 Warren Rd
Westland, MI 48185

Boards and Commissions Handbook

The Board and Commission members have a Boards and Commission Handbook (PDF) that introduces them to some of the key information that guides the operation of the Boards and Commissions and sets expectations for the Boards and Commission members' behavior.

Diversity Breakdown

The information provided in the charts below and under each individual Board or Commission was self reported and the City does not warrant the accuracy of the information.

Age BreakdownEthnicity Breakdown
Overall Board Age BreakdownOverall Board Ethnicity Breakdown
Gender BreakdownGeography Breakdown
Overall Board Gender BreakdownOverall Board Geography Breakdown