Boards, Commissions, & Committees
Opportunities for Citizen Involvement
Each year the City of Lathrup Village has opportunities to serve on one our important Boards, or Commissions. We would encourage interested parties to complete a Board and Commissions application form and to submit same to the City Clerk for consideration. The following is a brief listing of some of these Boards, Commissions and Committees for your information.
Board and Commissions Service Opportunities
Downtown Development Authority 

The mission of the Lathrup Village Downtown Development Authority is to undertake public improvements that have the greatest impact to strengthen the downtown area and attract new investments. The DDA functions to assist businesses and homeowners in the District.


Planning Commission

The Planning Commission was established in 2007 and consists of five members. The Planning Commission is responsible for the preparation and implementation of the Master Plan, Capital Improvements Plan, administration of the zoning ordinance, formulating proposed policies on growth and redevelopment of the City.


Recreation Advisory Committee

The purpose of the Recreation Advisory Committee is to make recommendations to the Recreation Department Coordinator and/or City Council on recreation and parks matters. They also coordinate with other agencies to ensure total community effort and provide the most effective and economical services possible.


Lathrup Village Historic District Commission

The responsibility of the Lathrup Village Historic District Commission is to oversee the historical structures and properties within their purview, to review and advise the owners of such structures/properties of the correct steps necessary to meet and maintain the Secretary of the Interior's Standards for Historic Preservation.


Lathrup Village Community Foundation Board

The Lathrup Village Community Foundation has taken a growing role in improving and preserving our community's uniquely friendly and livable quality of life since 1966. It contributes to the activities of local non-profit organizations in the form of grants for the long term benefit of Lathrup Village. This funding is intended to create, sustain or improve recreational, educational and cultural programs and facilities that significantly enhance the life and character of the community.


Board of Review

This three-member board, consisting of tax paying Lathrup Village residents appointed by the City Council, will hear the protests of anyone wishing to contest their property assessment. Assessment rolls completed in March of each year are subject to scrutiny at the annual meeting of the Board of Review. The board meets for a time in March and in December of each year. Members are paid for their time that they commit to this board.