Boards and Commissions
Boards and commissions are designed to give citizens a voice in their government and provide a means of influencing decisions that shape the quality of life for the residents of Marion. Participation on a board or commission is one of the most effective steps citizens can take in becoming an active voice in their government.
Marion, Indiana has 15 boards and commissions to which the Mayor appoints citizen members. Appointees are responsible for advising the Mayor, the City Council, and City Agencies. In some cases, a board or commission may be responsible for setting policy and determining how the city’s limited resources should be divided. Mayor Jess Alumbaugh takes great pride in appointing qualified, responsible members who reflect the diverse lifestyles of our city and who hold a strong belief in the public process.