Boards and Commissions

Serving on city boards and commissions provides an opportunity for North Adams residents to volunteer their time and to help recommend, manage, and make decisions regarding city programs, services, and developments. Most boards and commissions advise the Mayor and the City Council, while a few (such as the Planning Board) have greater authority based on state law.

Board and commission members are appointed by the Mayor, and some are subject to confirmation by the City Council.

To view information about any board and commission, including membership, please click on the list on the left side of this page. If you are interested in volunteering for a North Adams board or commission, please send a statement of interest and a copy of your resume to You also may mail a letter of interest to:

                    Michelle Ells 
                    Assistant to the Mayor
                    City Hall 
                    10 Main Street 
                    North Adams, MA 01247

If you have any additional questions, please call the Mayor's Office at (413) 662-3000.