Through a variety of boards, committees and commissions established by the City of Evanston, residents can provide input on the policies that greatly advance the shared vision of making Evanston “the most livable city.” There are currently more than 20 boards and commissions that advise the Mayor and City Council on a vast array of issues.

Residents interested in serving on a board, committee or commission are encouraged to submit an online application at The application will be kept on file for two years and will be viewed as positions open. The deadline to apply for the newly formed Equity and Empowerment Commission is Monday, November 20.

Current Vacancies 

Animal Welfare Board

Arts Council

Commission on Aging

Design and Project Review Committee

Environment Board

Equity and Empowerment Commission

Housing, Homelessness & Human Relations Committee

Library Board

M/W/EBE Development Committee

Parks, Recreation, and Community Services Board

Plan Commission

Transportation/Parking Committee

For more information, please call/text 847-448-4311. For convenience, residents may simply dial 3-1-1 in Evanston.