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Posted on: October 6, 2021

Board and Commission Openings- Apply Today!

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The City of Whitewater invites community members to continue to make Whitewater an exceptional community in which to live, work and play.  There are Board member openings/renewals on:

BIRGE FOUNTAIN COMMITTEE -   Oversees maintenance of Birge Fountain.  Meet several times a year, normally on Wednesdays.

BOARD OF ZONING APPEALS – Hear requests from property owners for variance to the Zoning Code.  Alternate and regular positions open.  Meet 4th Thursday of a month if there is a case.

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY.   Promote economic development within Community.

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT COMMISSION – Coordinate community outreach and engagement activities.   Advise on priorities, policies, and strategies-related equitable civic engagement and public participation in City decision making processes. 

EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES COMMISSION – Created to improve the quality of life in Whitewater by the elimination of racism and other forms of discrimination in the Whitewater community.

LANDMARKS COMMISSIONOversees local Landmarks.  Meet the 1st Thursday evening of each month at 6:00 p.m.

LIBRARY BOARD.   Oversees management of Irvin L. Young Memorial Library.  Meets the 3rd Monday of each month.

PLAN AND ARCHITECTURAL REVIEW COMMISSION -   Reviews plans for development in City and hear requests for conditional use permits.    Meets 2nd Monday evening of each month.

POLICE AND FIRE COMMISSION. Oversees hiring, termination, promotion and demotion of sworn personnel.  Meets quarterly.

URBAN FORESTRY COMMISSION.  Provides input relating to Urban Forestry matters and oversees Bird City USA designation.  Meets monthly.


Once you submit your Citizen Service Information Form the review and appointment process is as follows:

  • Your electronically submitted Citizen Service Information Form is automatically transmitted to the City Manager and Common Council President for consideration.
  • Per ordinance, all applications are reviewed by the City Manager and the Common Council President.
  • The City Manager and Common Council President may request that you be available for an interview as part of their review process.
  • Based on their review, the City Manager and Common Council President will nominate applicants for appointment by the Common Council.
  • Once nominees have been selected, all applicants under consideration are notified of their application status. 
  • Nominees will also be notified of the date and time for the Common Council meeting where their nomination will be considered for approval.
  • If you are nominated for appointment to a board, committee or commission, you are welcome to attend the Common Council meeting, however, your attendance is not required. 
  • Following action by the Common Council, nominees are usually notified within two business days regarding the status of their nomination.
  • For those appointed to a board, committee or commission, an orientation is then scheduled.

Citizen Service Information Form

A paper copy of the Citizen Service Information Form is available at the 2nd floor Administration window, 312 W. Whitewater Street, Whitewater, WI 53190

Additional Information

For further information, email City Manager's office or call at 262-473-0104.

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