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.  This item is on the November 7, 2017 ballot as Proposal Number 4, City of Ithaca Proposition Number 1.  The legislation that Common Council approved on July 5, 2017 can be found here:

An Ordinance Considering the Proposed New Commission Structure

A Local Law Considering the Proposed New Commission Structure

A snapshot of the new Commission structure can be found here:
Working Group Presentation to Common Council

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.