Advisory Boards & Commissions

Apply to serve on an advisory board or commission

The City of Oakdale has 44 volunteers serving on 5 advisory boards and commissions.  Advisory boards and commissions generally meet one evening per month and advise the Council on various projects and, at times, make recommendations for its consideration.

All applicants apply, interview and are selected for appointment by the City Council. Apply online by completing the Citizen Advisory Board and Commission Application.

The City currently has openings on the Environmental Management Commission, Parks & Recreation Commission, and Economic Development Commission.

Commission Name Description
Economic Development Commission Promotes strengthening the financial base and continued
economic growth of the community and enhancing the quality of life for all Oakdale residents.
Environmental Management Commission Promotes the orderly disposal of solid waste and
promotes recycling, composting, water quality, wetland conservation, air quality, tree preservation, and
energy conservation.
Parks and Recreation Commission Promotes matters affecting the development and use of parks
and recreational facilities in Oakdale
Planning Commission Promotes matters affecting planning, development, and redevelopment.
Tree Board Promotes tree preservation, maintenance, and planting.

Additional information

All meetings are held at Oakdale City Hall, 1584 Hadley Avenue.


Chairpersons: $17 per meeting attended; Commissioners: $15 per meeting attended; Board members are not compensated

Applying for Appointment:


  • When vacancies occur, applicants will be contacted to schedule an initial interview with city staff and then with the city council
  • Following interviews, appointments will be made at a regular city council meeting

Following Appointment:

  • Appointees may be appointed to a one-, two-, three-year, or other term.
  • Appointees are invited to, and expected to attend, new member orientation by the respective staff liaison.

Conditions of Appointment:

  • Missing three meetings in a row may result in removal from the board or commission.
  • If you are no longer able or willing to serve please contact your staff liaison as soon as possible