Boards & Committees

City Boards & Committees


The City of Ithaca has many advisory boards and committees that work hard to ensure Ithaca remains the dynamic, diverse, economically viable, and historically beautiful community that it is.

In 2016 Mayor Svante L. Myrick appointed a Working Group to recommend a new committee structure that would better utilize volunteer time and energy while providing citizens with improved visibility and access into government among many other goals. On March 29, 2017, the Working Group presented its findings to Common Council and is now collecting public input on the proposal. The presentation can be found here. Please feel free to send your comments to Alderperson Deb Mohlenhoff.

If you are interested in serving on a board or committee, please print out the application form (PDF) and return it to: City Clerk's Office, 108 E. Green St., Ithaca, NY  14850.  Once we receive the the completed form, it is shared with the Mayor for consideration.  It is common for appointments to committees to take several months as most appointments are made by the Mayor subject to the approval of Common Council (Common Council only meets once per month).  Please contact the City Clerk's Office with any questions at (607) 274-6570.

Video Archive & Live Streaming


Both video archives and live streaming for Common Council, the Planning and Economic Development Committee and the City Administration Committee are available online.