City of Derby News Releases

Posted on: February 21, 2018

Board and Commission Volunteer Openings

Jason Griffin

The City of Derby has several upcoming volunteer openings for its boards and commissions. As a volunteer, you will help to guide Derby’s future. See if one of these positions is right for you:

Library Board (1 vacancy, 4-year term)
Meets on the fourth Wednesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. at the Library.
This board is an autonomous board that has the responsibility of establishing written policies, rules and regulations to govern the library property, operations and safety.

ADA Board (1 vacancy, 2-year term)
Meets quarterly or as needed (typically on the second Monday of each quarter at 4 p.m.).  The board was established to work towards full compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act with respect to City facilities and activities. The board makes recommendations to the City through the ADA Coordinator on staff.

Planning Commission (1 vacancy, 3-year term)
Meets on the first and third Thursday of the month at 6:30 p.m.
The duties of the Planning Commission are to annually review the Comprehensive Plan; prepare, adopt and maintain Zoning Regulations and Subdivision Regulations; hold hearings on special uses, zoning changes, and vacation requests; review and approve plats, commercial site plans, and lot splits; and make recommendations to the City Council to approve or disapprove requests.

Parks & Urban Forestry Board (1 vacancy, 2-year term)
Meets on the second Thursday of the month at 11:00 a.m.
This board assists the Parks Division of Public Works by providing support, ideas, educational and environmental programs, and events to engage residents in our parks.The board also deals with environmental issues and our urban forestry needs. This is an excellent board if you are an active user of our parks and recreational system. Board members must be available to participate in community celebrations such as the Tree Lighting and others.

Find an application at or at City Hall (M-Th 7:30-5:30; F 7:30-1:00). Contact Hillary with questions at or 788-3132.

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