Committees and Boards

Committees and Boards

Our City Boards, Committees and Commissions

The City of Kentwood welcomes residents to participate in a variety of boards and committees. Community involvement is the key to keeping Kentwood a great community. If you would like to serve on a board or committee, please fill out our application. We are always accepting applications.

Thanks for your interest in serving the community!

current Open Positions

We have openings on our Historic Preservation Commission, Planning Commission and Zoning Board of Appeals. More information follows.

If you are interested in any of these opportunities, please complete a Committee Application and send it to

The Historic Preservation Commission is a group of seven individuals appointed by the City Commission to identify, preserve, develop and promote the City of Kentwood’s architectural, historical and cultural heritage. The commission meets monthly on the first Monday of the month at 6 p.m. Members serve for three-year terms. Learn more at

The Planning Commission is comprised of nine individuals who are responsible for the preparation and adoption of the master plan for the City, review of recommendations of action on changes in zoning and land use and review of development requests for new residential, commercial and industrial development. The commission meets at 7 p.m. on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month as needed. Members serve for three-year terms. Learn more on the commission's webpage.

The Zoning Board of Appeals, or ZBA, is a seven-member board responsible for considering variances or relief from the City Zoning Ordinances as it regards building, development and land use. The current opening on the ZBA is for an alternate member. The board meets monthly as needed. Members serve for three-year terms. Learn more on the ZBA's webpage