Wednesday, 27 May, 2020


City Hall: 218-326-7600

Notice of Vacancies on City of Grand Rapids
Boards & Commissions
The City of Grand Rapids is currently seeking individuals to serve on the following Boards and Commissions.  We need your commitment and ideas to help advise elected & appointed officials on matters that promote & maintain the continued healthy growth of the community. Terms... read more

The Commission is a nine member board. The purpose of the Arts and Culture Commission shall be to assist Grand Rapids to become a community in which arts and cultural activities: are recognized as vital components of community life, are valued and promoted for their economic benefits, and represent an integral part of Grand Rapids’ educational mission for young people.


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Regular Commission meetings are held on the first Wednesday following the 10th of the month at 4:00 PM in the conference room of the Public Works/Public Utilities Service Center at 500 SE 4th Street, Grand Rapids, MN.


Public Utilities Commission
Luke Francisco - Commissioner read more

The Pokegama Golf Course Board meets on the third Tuesday of every month at: 7 a.m. in Conference Room 2A of City Hall, 420 North Pokegama Avenue, Grand Rapids, Minnesota.



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If you are interested in applying for a position on the Police Advisory Commission, download an application form.

The Police Community Advisory Board is established to enhance lines of communication between Grand Rapids residents, Police Department and City Council. Together the Advisory Board and the Police Department will identify and focus on public safety issues and collaborate with community leaders, community organizations and stakeholders in developing solutions to multi-faceted... read more


The Library's Mission Statement:

The Grand Rapids Area Library fosters a welcoming environment that builds a connected,  informed, and engaged community.

Purpose and Responsibilities of the Library Board of Trustees

  • The Library Board is a statutory, policy setting group whose vision directs the Library's operations.
  • The duties and responsibilities of the library board are described in Minnesota Statutes Chapter 134.
  • The Board is charged with hiring, supervising and if necessary with discharging the Library Director.
  • The... read more

The Grand Rapids Planning Commission is an advisory board, appointed by the Mayor and City Council, whose duties are those vested in it by Minnesota Statues and other ordinances of the City.

The Commission is generally responsible for providing oversight of and an input into the preparation of the City’s Comprehensive Plan which contains goals, policies and maps to guide the community’s physical, social and economic development,... read more

The City of Grand Rapids established a Human Rights Commission in 2004 to aid and advise the City Council in ensuring that all citizens have equal opportunity in those areas protected by law.  The mission of the Commission is to promote a community of harmony and respect for the rights and dignity of all people.

The purpose of the Commission is to work to recognize and prevent discrimination and inequalities in... read more



The Housing and Redevelopment Authority of Grand Rapids meets on the third Wednesday of every month at 4:00 p.m. in the Community Room of the Housing and Redevelopment Authority Building, 411 NW 7th Street, Grand Rapids, Minnesota 55744.  All meetings are open to the public. Visit the Grand Rapids HRA website.


Pokegama Golf Course Board Members
John Bauer - Member
Kelly Kirwin - Member
Brad Gallop - Member
Rick McDonald - Member
Housing and Redevelopment Authority Members
Michelle Toven... read more



The Civic Center/Park and Recreation Board is committed to promoting year-round utilization of the IRA Civic Center complex by area residents and visitors; oversee the orderly, efficient and cost-efficient, and cost-effective operation of the facilities so as to generate a positive economic impact for the Grand Rapids area; preserve; maintain and improve the physical assets of the Civic Center complex by developing and sustaining a dedicated capital improvement fund; seek... read more