Boards and Commissions
The following commissions welcome new members who are residents
of Farmington Hills. Please contact the individual commission
chairs for more information. More
information on Meeting Dates and Locations.
The mission of the Commission on Aging is to promote the
well-being and dignity of Farmington area older adults through
education and advocacy. The Commission examines social
attitudes, creates community awareness, establishes a climate
for living independently and recognizes contribution made to
improve the community for older adults. Commission on Aging
Chair: Jeanne Atkinson. For further information, please call the
Senior Adult Division (248) 473-1830 or visit the
on Aging website.
The Farmington Area Arts Commission (FAAC) supports the Cities
in their commitment to ensure arts, culture and creativity are an
integral component of daily life in our community. The FAAC
encourages and supports the Cities' many artists, community
organizations and educational efforts through its Artist in
Residence program and its connection and advisory role with the
Cultural Arts Division of the Special Services Department. Chair
John Young. Co-Chairs are Jennifer Berkemeier and Cindy
Carleton. For information, call the Cultural Arts
Division, (248) 473-1856.
More information can be found in the
Services section of our website.
The Beautification Commission
advises the City Council about beautification and environmental
concerns. They promote and publicize beautification and
environmental projects. These projects are acknowledged at the
yearly awards program. The Beautification Commission meets on
the third Tuesday of each month. The dates are posted on the
City of Farmington Hills Calendar. Co-Chairs are Carol Kurth and
Carol Posby. For more information, please call the Community
Development Office at (248) 871-2543.
Beautification Commission Awards
The City of Farmington Hills Beautification Commission
presents annual awards to businesses, offices, and subdivision
or condominium entrances with attractive and well-maintained
landscapes. Judges visit nominated sites to look for landscape
variety, imaginative use of color, and overall property
maintenance. This year the Commission has focused on a special
award for Environmental Sensitivity.
Nomination forms are now available by clicking here.
Submission forms are due on June 28. Awards will be presented at
the 2013 Beautification Commission Awards Ceremony on October 24
at the Costick Center. If you have questions, please contact the
Planning Office at (248) 871-2540.
Farmington Hills/Farmington Emergency
The mission of the
Farmington Hills/Farmington Emergency Preparedness Commission
is to support and enhance the efforts of local safety
organizations in helping ensure that residents and business owners
have the information, education, and skills necessary to protect
themselves, their families, homes, and businesses in the event of
a local emergency. Staff liaison (248) 871-2417.
More information can be found in the
Services section of our website.
Hurricane victims need your help today.
Click here to learn more about how you can help.
Commission on Children, Youth &
Commission on Children, Youth & Families encourages an
environment where children, youth and families are happy,
healthy, educated, safe and have the opportunity to reach their
full potential. Chair Anthony Lewis. Call Youth & Family
Services for more information (248) 473-1841.
Click here for
more information on the Commission on Children, Youth and Families.
Commission for Energy and Environmental Sustainability
To collaborate with the community to enhance energy
efficiency & sustainability by encouraging policies and
practices based on economical, ecological and social values.
here for more information.
Economic Development Corporation helps maintain an alliance
between business members and property owners and to collectively
address needed improvements to support the quality of life in the
City. Chair John Anhut (248) 871-2506.
Click here for more
information on the Economic Development Corporation.
Historic District Commission
The purpose of the Historic District Commission is to safeguard
the heritage of Farmington Hills by establishing and preserving
districts in the City which reflect elements of the cultural,
social, economic, political or architectural history; stabilize
and improve property values in and adjacent to such districts;
promote civic beautification of structures and lands within the
historic districts for historic and cultural preservation; and
promote the use of historic districts and local history for the
education, pleasure, and welfare of the citizens of the City.
There are 7 members appointed by the Mayor with the concurrence of
the City Council. They meet on the second Wednesday of each month. The Chairperson is Steve Olson. For further
information, please call the City Planning Department at (248)
here for more information on the Historic District.
Commission collects, arranges and preserves historical material
indicative of the lives, customs, dress and resources of the early
residents of the Farmington area and publishes source material and
historical studies relative to the history of the state, including
materials furnished by educational institutions and the Michigan
Historical Commission. Chair John Willyard. For further
information, please call (248) 661-8915.
Mayor's Youth Council
The Mayor's Youth Council is
an advisory Council that makes recommendations to the Cities of
Farmington Hills and Farmington concerning the needs and concerns
of youth and the community. Please call Youth & Family Services at
(248) 473-1841 for more information, or
visit the MYC webpage.
Council of Farmington and Farmington Hills
The Multicultural/Multiracial Community Council of
Farmington and Farmington Hills works to assure that all residents
of our community enjoy a harmonious, healthy environment and that
they feel welcome and comfortable in their cities, schools and
neighborhoods. The MCMR Council is dedicated to promoting
awareness and acceptance of diversity in our community. Contact
the City Manager's Office at (248) 871-2500.
Parks Recreation Commission
coordinates recreational programs and improves, expands and
reflects the park and recreational needs of the community. Chair
Joseph Miller (248) 553-2536.
Planning Commission promotes public health, safety, and general
welfare; to encourages the use of resources in accordance with
their character and adaptability; avoids the overcrowding of land
by buildings or people; lessens congestion on roads and streets;
facilitates provisions for a system of transportation, sewage
disposal, safe and adequate water supply, recreation, and other
public improvements. The Planning Commission is responsible
for making and adopting a master plan as a guide for development,
including a determination of the extent of probable future needs.
The Commission Chair is Mara Topper. For further information,
please call the Planning Office at (248) 871-2540.
Planning Commission Public Hearing Items Map.
The Retirement Board has the authority to administer,
manage, and operate the retirement system and to interpret and
make effective the provisions of the Pension Ordinance. The
Retirement System provides for the retirement of City employees.
This 7 member Board is comprised of the City’s Finance Director,
two representatives from the Police/Fire union, two General
Employee representatives, and two City Council appointed
City-at-large members. Regular meetings are held at City Hall
once every quarter. In addition, the Retirement Board has one
annual planning meeting and three meetings with the investment
to Increase Voter Participation
Committee to Increase Voter Participation stimulates and
improves voter participation in all elections and increases the
quality and quantity of publicity and information regarding such
elections. Chair Deb Kendzierski (248) 231-2032.
Zoning Board of Appeals
Zoning Board of Appeals acts on all questions
arising under the Zoning Ordinance. They must hear and
decide appeals, review any order, requirement, decision or
determination made by an administrative official regarding the
Zoning Ordinance. The Board’s Chair is Mitch Seelye. For
further information, please call the Zoning Division Office (248)
Click here to learn more about a Zoning Board of Appeals meeting.