Boards & Commissions

The Vadnais Heights City Council is supported by three specialized advisory commissions whose members focus on specific issues, like planning and parks.

After studying the issues, these groups make recommendations to the City Council. Each commission is comprised of no more than seven members, who are appointed by the City Council to serve three-year terms.

Applicants must be available to attend monthly meetings and be Vadnais Heights residents. More information on the three Commissions, as well as meeting dates/times can be found on the respective webpages linked below.

New Youth Representatives - Are you interested in local government, real estate development, park and trail planning, or timely health and safety issues?  If you are a Vadnais Heights resident and student between 15-20 years of age, the City is accepting applications to serve as a youth representative on each of the three Commissions. Representatives are not required to vote on any action items, but are expected to attend meetings and engage is discussions as necessary. Thoughtful feedback from youth residents can foster strategic policymaking, so your voice is needed in local government.

Get Involved

Are you looking for a way to give back to your community? Here’s your chance - join a Vadnais Heights advisory commission! Currently, the City is seeking representatives to fill the following Commission seats:

  • Park, Recreation and Trails Commission - One Alternate, One Youth Representative
  • Planning Commission - Two Alternates, One Youth Representative
  • Health and Public Safety Commission - One Alternate, One Youth Representative

Apply online here.

Applicant Interviews

City staff plan to hold interviews on January 17, 2023, for all applicants interested in serving on any of the three City Commissions, starting at 5:00 p.m. at City Hall. If you are unable to attend the interview but still interested in serving, let us know so we can notify you of future commission openings.