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Insight and recommendations from several advisory boards and commissions help to bring a community-wide perspective to New Hope policy discussions.

Each of New Hope’s four standing advisory groups focus on a different range of issues. Local residents and business people are appointed by the City Council and meet regularly to discuss issues of local importance and make recommendations to the Council. Advisory commission members serve the community as volunteers.

Standing advisory commissions are:

Current Openings

Human Rights Commission

The city of New Hope is accepting applications for openings on the Human Rights Commission. Applicants must be New Hope residents or members of the business community. Appointments will be made by the City Council following applicant interviews. The Human Rights Commission advises the City Council on human relations and civil rights issues, and acts in an advisory capacity with respect to planning or operation of any city service or program on issues of civil and human services and recommends the adoption of such specific policies or actions as are needed to provide for full equal opportunity in the community. Also, the Commission is active in educating the community regarding the Minnesota Human Rights Act. Meetings are held on the first Monday of each month at 7:00 p.m. Members serve two-year terms.

West Metro Fire-Rescue District Board of Directors 

The city is accepting applications for a citizen representative. West Metro Fire-Rescue District is a joint powers agreement serving the cities of New Hope and Crystal. The District provides a variety of services to the cities, including fire suppression, emergency medical support, specialized rescue, fire prevention/education and emergency hazardous materials release response. The Board of Directors is comprised of a citizen representative from both cities, a council member from both cities, both city managers, and one member jointly appointed by the two cities. Members cannot be an employee of the District or of the police department of either city. The term of a Director is two years. Meetings are held at least four times per year at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday evenings. 


Applications must be received by Aug. 14.