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.
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.
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 Youth Representative
- Planning Commission - One Youth Representative
- Health and Public Safety Commission - One Youth Representative
The Health and Public Safety Commission assists and advises the City Council on policy related to public safety and solid waste.
The Park, Recreation, and Trails Commission advises the City Council on issues regarding public recreation programs and the development and maintenance of parks and trails.
The Planning Commission advises the City Council on issues relating to the Comprehensive Plan; reviews and recommends modifications to the City's Zoning and Subdivision Ordinance; and considers all development plans and subdivisions.
City staff is connecting with community partners with the goal of facilitating a series of ‘Community Conversations’ through a Task Force.