The Airport Commission is responsible for preliminary review of matters relating to the Delaware Municipal Airport.
Board of Zoning Appeals
The Board of Zoning Appeals is responsible for hearing appeals from individuals who are requesting exceptions or variations for City Ordinances in regard to land use and building requirements or from individuals who are questioning the appropriateness of orders made by City officials.
Charter Review Commission
The Charter Review Commission convenes every eight years to review the existing city charter and make recommendations.
Civil Service Commission
The Civil Service Commission serves to create and monitor rules and policies for the City’s civil service. The commission is composed of 3 members and 1 City Council Representative who serve 6 year terms–one to be appointed every other year.
Dog Park Planning Committee
The Dog Park Committee is an 8 member advisory committee created to explore the possibilities of developing a Community Dog Park.
Historic Preservation Commission
The Historic Preservation Commission oversees preservation activities in the city for buildings, structures and places of historical and architectural significance.
Parking and Safety Committee
Responsible for preliminary review of matters relating to safety, traffic and parking, especially police, fire, building and housing inspection and traffic and parking control.
Parks and Recreation Advisory Board
The Parks and Recreation Advisory Board is a seven-member board who serve a 3 year term that advises City Council and administration on Parks and Recreational programming and facility development.
The Planning Commission governs land use within the municipal boundaries, including planning, zoning, and subdivisions. The Planning Commission reviews land use development applications and serves as an advisory body to Mayor & Council on all zoning and subdivision matters.
Public Works Committee
Responsible for preliminary review of matters relating to public works, especially construction of water, sanitary sewer, storm sewer and similar facilities.
Shade Tree Commission
The Shade Tree Commission makes recommendations to the city government regarding the protection, selection, planting, and maintenance of trees within our city limits.
Sister City Advisory Board
The Sister City Advisory Board is committed to promoting Delaware as a global city, developing international partnerships and networks, and sharing best practices through citizen-to-citizen connections.
Board, Commission and Committee meetings are open to the public, and potential applicants are encouraged to sit in on monthly meetings. View the meeting schedule here. Agendas and motion summaries can be found here. To find out more about a specific board, commission, committee email the City Manager’s Office.