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City of Rosemount

Posted on: January 24, 2023

Join a City Commission

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Rosemount residents can help set the direction of their community by applying to serve on City commissions. We are looking to fill openings on commissions that advise the City Council. 

Current Commission openings for 2023 include:

  • (3) 3-year terms on the Parks and Recreation Commission
  • (2) 3-year terms on the Planning Commission
  • (1) 3-year term on the Utility Commission 
  • (1) 6-year term on the Port Authority
  • (2) 3-year terms on the Environment and Sustainability Commission
  • (1) youth 3-year term on the Environment and Sustainability Commission
  • (unlimited) 1-year terms on the Youth Commission

Residents interested in serving on a Commission may apply online.  Applications are due by March 3, 2023.  

Parks and Recreation, Planning, Utility Commission, Environment and Sustainability Commission and Port Authority terms begin April 1, 2023.  Interviews will be held in March. All Commissioners, except the Youth Commission, receive a $35 stipend for each regular meeting they attend. Regular meeting dates of the month are as follows:

Planning Commission4th Tuesday6:30 p.m.
Parks & Recreation Commission4th Monday7:00 p.m.
Utility Commission4th Monday (quarterly)5:30 p.m.
Environment & Sustainability2nd Tuesday5:30 p.m.
Port Authority3rd Tuesday6:00 p.m.
Youth Commission4th Wednesday3:45 p.m.


Learn More about City Commissions


Planning Commission

The Planning Commission is composed of seven members.  It is required by state law to (a) prepare or amend a Comprehensive Plan for the City; (b) prepare or amend the zoning and subdivision regulation ordinances; (c) review and act on all development proposals in the city according to the authority and procedures set forth in the zoning and subdivision regulations. The Commission must also review the ten-year capital improvement program for compliance with the adopted plans and submit its recommendations to the City Council.

Parks & Recreation Commission

The Parks and Recreation Commission recommends policies and actions to create and operate Rosemount’s park system and recreational programs.  Duties of its nine members include: (a) advising the City Council in the acquisition, operation, and maintenance of parks, playgrounds, and other public lands and making recommendations regarding the City recreation system; (b) investigate needs of the park system.

Utility Commission

The Utility Commission supervises staff activity to operate Rosemount’s publicly owned water, sanitary sewer, and storm water utilities.  Duties of its three members include: (a) reviewing utility budgets and expenditures; (b) reviewing user fees and charges annually, or more often if necessary.

Environment & Sustainability Commission

The Environment and Sustainability Commission is to advise the city council on issues related to the environment and sustainability. Duties of its seven members and 1 youth member is to look at areas where we can have a better impact on issues and look for creative ways to engage residents through education and opportunities to improve neighborhoods. Outcomes could be specific projects or recommendations on City policy.

Rosemount Port Authority

Rosemount Port Authority was created by the City to carry out economic and redevelopment projects intended to create new job opportunities and increase the tax base in Rosemount. The purpose of the Rosemount Port Authority is to encourage and carry out economic development and redevelopment within the City, acting as the development authority on behalf of the City’s interest to increase the tax base, promote new job development, and enhance the health, safety, and welfare of our residents.

Youth Commission

Rosemount Youth Commission was created to give the community’s young people a voice in the operation of their city. The Youth Commission participates in volunteerism at events, discusses and learns about municipal government and general leadership, and plans projects to engage kids. Youth Commissioners serve 1-year terms and do not receive a stipend for attendance.

For more information, contact the City Clerk at 651-322-2003 or by e-mail at cityclerk@rosemountmn.gov

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