Engaging with the community and hearing from many voices are integral to Eagan’s success. Thankfully, residents have a variety of volunteer opportunities to give back. Featured below are two: serving on advisory commissions and helping with City programs.

You can make a direct impact by sharing your thoughts and your time as a commission or board member. Advisory commissions meet regularly to review ideas, gather information, and make decisions that help the City Council accomplish initiatives across a variety of topic areas, including sustainability, planning and zoning, and parks and trail amenities.

Each spring the City fills open seats on four advisory commissions plus the Eagan-Inver Grove Heights Watershed Management Organization (WMO) Board. All are encouraged to apply — we want our commissions and boards to reflect the diversity of lived experiences and perspectives in our community. You can positively impact Eagan by sharing your expertise and views.

Commission members serve one- or two-year terms and aren’t required to have previous government experience. Applications are being accepted for the following organizations:

  • Advisory Planning Commission
  • Advisory Parks & Recreation Commission
  • Airport Relations Advisory Commission
  • Sustainable Eagan Advisory Commission
  • Eagan-Inver Grove Heights Watershed Management Organization

Apply online at cityofeagan.com/commissions or visit City Hall to fill out an application. The deadline is Friday, March 15. Our online application takes just a few minutes to complete and questions are structured to capture other types of relevant leadership or community experiences you may have, for example: leading a church group, coaching or helping with youth sports, volunteering for a nonprofit, etc. We welcome anyone who is an Eagan resident and at least 16 years of age to apply to serve. Please consider applying even if you are new to commissions.

We know that Eagan is a successful city and a strong community when we all work together. Eagan’s Water Resources team is a great place to start. They support volunteers in tasks ranging from helping with fishing clinics to adopting a neighborhood storm drain. Besides water resources volunteering, you can find other opportunities geared toward seniors, event support, and with the Eagan Police Department. 

1. Holz Farm cleanup volunteer
2. ETV volunteer
3. Event volunteer

See all opportunities at cityofeagan.com/volunteer, and find the perfect way to get involved with or give back to your community.