Boards, Commissions & Committees
Fargo city government operates with many boards, committees and commissions that focus on specific topics. These bodies often forward recommendations to the Fargo City Commission for action.
Applying to be on a Board, Commission and Committees
If you are interested in being a member of one of these panels, please complete our
application form to express your interest. We will consider your application when it is time to fill a vacant position on the commission, committee and/or board you are interested in. Purchase a DVD Copy of a Meeting
DVD copies of meetings are
available for purchase, for a $25 fee. City Commission and Planning Commission meetings can be viewed and downloaded for free from this website. To find City Commission and Planning videos, please click on the appropriate tile below. Airport Authority
Responsible for operation and maintenance of the airport.
Ambulance Oversight Committee Arts & Culture Commission
Responsible for the commissioning and placement of public art owned by the city, and works to encourage the display of public art by all citizens, developers, and property owners.
Responsible for operation and maintenance of the Fargo Civic Center.
Board of Adjustment
Considers variances in zoning ordinances.
Board of Appeals
Duties include hearing appeals from citizens who feel the Inspections Department made an error in applying a code requirement.
Board of Health
Oversees operations of Fargo Cass Public Health.
Cass Clay Food Commission
Advises how to assure that residents have access to safe, nutritious, and affordable foods.
Civil Services Commission
Protects merit system for city employees and ensures systems principles are upheld.
Community Development Committee
Makes recommendations to the City Commission regarding land development, including the use of economic incentives and grant funds.
Election & Governance Taskforce
Temporary committee tasked with providing recommendations to the City Commission regarding elections and City Commission structure.
Responsible for operation and maintenance of FARGODOME.
Fargo City Commission
Represents the entire City of Fargo as a commission form of government.
Fargo Youth Initiative
Works to empower and unite the youth of Fargo.
Historic Preservation Commission
Works toward preservation of historic buildings or areas.
House Moving Board
Considers house moving requests.
Housing & Redevelopment Authority
Administers and provides low-income housing.
Human Relations Commission Library Board
Responsible for operation and maintenance of Fargo Public Library.
Liquor Control Board
Performs several functions related to the sale of alcohol in the City of Fargo.
Metro Area Transit Coordinating Board
Coordinates operations and administration of a joint transit system for the Fargo-Moorhead metro area.
Metro Flood Diversion Authority
Reduce the flood risk of the stakeholder communities and counties along the Red River of the North.
Native American Commission
Works to strengthen the Native American community.
Manages parking facilities to meet community needs.
Considers land use, planning and zoning issues.
Renaissance Zone Authority
Is responsible for economic development, promotion of the Renaissance Zone and administration of zone incentives.
Special Assessment Commission
Determines how costs of various improvements will be spread against each benefiting property.
Tax-Exempt Review Committee
Evaluates applications from property owners for various property tax exemptions and economic incentives.