Apply to Serve on Boards and Commissions

Serving on a board or commission allows you to voice your concerns and influence decisions that shape your community.


Serving on a board or commission allows you to voice your concerns and influence decisions that shape your community.

Service does require time and effort, so please review closely the board requirements to confirm that you are eligible and are able to serve. It is not uncommon for members to serve beyond their term. Members serving beyond their term serve at the discretion of the Mayor or until they are replaced or resign.

Many boards and commissions require you to live in the City of St. Louis. A background check is part of the application process.


  1. Look for a board or commission for which your expertise is most relevant, and determine if you are passionate about the policy area of the board. View the boards and commissions page.
  2. Find out if you are eligible to serve.
    Each board or commission page has a "Member Requirements" section. Read that section and the enabling legislation for the board or commission you're interested in to ensure that you're qualified to serve.
  3. Before applying, confirm that you don't owe any City taxes. If you do, pay the balance before applying. That will speed up the process.
  4. Confirm there is a vacancy.
    Boards and commissions with vacancies will show a blue button "apply to serve" with the number of vacancies.
  5. Ensure that you've prepared a professional resume to submit with your application.
  6. Choose to apply online or by mail.


You can apply to serve by mail or online:

By Mail

  1. Download and complete the paper application form.
  2. Mail to:

    Office of the Mayor
    Attn: Boards and Commissions
    1200 Market Street, Room 200
    St. Louis, MO 63103


  1. Choose a board with a vacancy and submit your application.
  2. To complete your application, you must also fill out the online nomination and disclosure form.

What to Expect

Completing the vetting process can be time consuming. Some positions require Board of Aldermen approval, which may add to processing time.

Expect follow up emails and calls to obtain further details.

When approved you will receive an appointment letter from the Mayor's office with instructions on next steps.

You will be required to contact the Register's office to schedule an oath appointment and sign the disclosure statement.

You can check the status of your application online anytime after submission.

Additional Information


Office of the Mayor

(314) 622-3201

1200 Market, City Hall Room 200
St. Louis, MO 63103

8 AM - 5 PM Monday through Friday

Contact the Office of the Mayor

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