Boards and commissions play an important role in community development and local government. These volunteer bodies assist the City Council in the development of Rochester and maintaining a high quality of life. Boards and commissions are vital to the successful operation of the city and ensure public involvement in the governmental process.
Members of the community are encouraged to attend public meetings of the City Council and the City’s Boards & Commissions.
Five commissions and boards are supported by the Community Development Department:
Rochester's Committee on Urban Design and Environment (CUDE) is appointed by the Mayor. CUDE members advise the Mayor, City Council, and other City boards on issues regarding urban design and its impacts on Rochester's physical and social environment.
The Rochester Zoning Board of Appeals is an independent body consisting of citizen volunteers appointed to the Board by the Mayor with approval of the City Council. State planning legislation requires that any city with a zoning ordinance forms a Board of Appeals. The Board makes decisions based on the facts submitted by the applicant, information provided through the public hearing process, and on the requirements of the City of Rochester Zoning Ordinance and Land Development Manual.
For a complete list of boards and commissions, click here.
Questions about the boards and commissions supported by Community Development? We are happy to assist. Please contact us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 507.328.2950.
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If additional services are required for any special needs during an application review process or public hearing, please contact us at 507.328.7100. We are committed to providing for full participation by all members of the community.