City Boards, Commissions, Committees & Officers
The City of Framingham encourages residents to participate in local government by volunteering to serve on boards, commissions, or committees. Boards, Commissions, and Committees serve a public purpose to inform legislation, City goals and objectives, bylaws and/or ordinances. They also provide community insight to the Executive (Mayor) and Legislative (City Council) branches of government, and essentially shape the future of the community and quality of life.
Serving on a board, commission, or committee gives residents a voice in government and opportunity to contribute unique perspectives and enhance the processes of democracy.
Applying to Serve
View additional information such as qualifications, roles and responsibilities, and vacancies for various boards below. We encourage interested applicants to review meeting agendas, minutes, and attend a meeting. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Please note, upon submitting, your application is considered a public record. Boards marked (*) require a cover letter and resume. Interviews are sometimes required. Applying does not guarantee an appointment.
- Public Meeting Portal - In accordance with State law, public meeting notices for all meetings of City of Framingham boards, commissions, and committees will be posted at least 48 hours in advance of the meeting.
- Framingham Government Academy – Prerecorded sessions to educate about how Framingham’s government functions and operates.
- Process Overview – Considerations of the appointing authority
- Open Meeting Law, Conflict of Interest Law, and Public Records Law Training
- Commonwealth of Massachusetts Guide for Members of Public Boards and Commissions