Advisory Committees & Commission

Victoria residents are invited to make an impact on their community and the future of Victoria by serving on a City advisory commission or committee. 

These City Council-appointed positions are responsible for researching, reviewing and making recommendations on a variety of different issues.

All terms are open to all Victoria residents ages 18 and older. Youth commission appointments are open to any resident students who will be a high school junior or senior in the fall of the start of their term. Meetings are regularly held in the City Council Chambers.

Parks & Recreation Committee 

The Parks & Recreation Committee is the advisory body that reviews and makes recommendations on issues related to recreation, leisure, parks and open space.

Parks & Recreation Committee Openings:

  • Two (2) Regular Members
    • Three-year term
  • One (1) Student Member
    • One-year term

Meetings are normally held the third Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m.

Planning Commission

The Planning Commission is the advisory body that reviews, researches and makes recommendations on issues related to site plans, subdivisions, land use and zoning.

Planning Commission Openings:

  • Three (3) Regular Members
    • Three-year term
  • Two (2) Alternate Members
    • Until appointed regular member 

Meetings are normally held the first and third Tuesdays of each month at 6 p.m.  

Senior Advisory Committee

The new Senior Advisory Committee focuses on providing recommendations and advocating for resources, programming, and education for Victoria residents age 55+.

Senior Advisory Committee Openings:

  • Two (2)  Regular Members 
    • Three-year term 

Meetings are normally held the first Monday of each month at 10 a.m.

For more information or to apply, contact City Clerk Cindy Patnode at 952-443-4229 or

Upcoming Advisory Meetings

All meetings conducted by citizen committees are posted on the government meetings calendar. 

Visit the City of Victoria's meeting portal to view meeting agendas and minutes.