Community Task Forces

Current Task Forces and Staff Liaisons

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    Gillian Straub

    City Management Fellow

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About Task Forces

Local governments often use a variety of Resident Advisory Groups to help complete the mission of the City. Advisory Groups are valuable to the City and the community.


  • Members are appointed by City Council or City Manager. 
  • Members may be residents and non-residents; including City staff and Board/Commission members, but may not include City Council members or other elected officials.
  • Every Task Force has a Staff Liaison appointed by the City Manager.
  • The Task Force chair and vice-chair are appointed by the City Council or City Manager. Officers can be any Task Force member, including city staff or Staff Liaison.


  • Task Forces have a limited lifespan and scope. They are formed to study a specific topic or activity, and typically last one year or less.
  • The primary deliverable is a report to the City Council or City Manager that includes findings and recommendations.  
  • Meetings of Task Forces are not considered public meetings unless designated as such by the City Council. The term “Public Meeting” refers to a meeting that is required to be open to the public by the state Open Meeting Law.