City of Galena

Boards, Commissions & Committees

Boards and commissions play an important role in governing the City of Galena.  Members make important contributions to maintaining and improving the quality of life in the community.  These advisory groups are valuable community assets and effective partners with the city council and City staff in guiding the future of the community.  Duties and responsibilities of members are explained under the listing for the specific board or commission in the navigation on the left of the page.

The satisfaction of serving in a volunteer capacity as a member of a public board or commission is a personal achievement and provides a sound basis for further public service.  Such service also lays the foundation for being effective citizens after membership on such boards and commissions has ceased.


How to Apply for Membership

Express your interest in a board or commission by completing the City Board/Commission Application and submit it via mail or fax to:

Completed applications should be mailed or delivered to:

Office of the Mayor
City of Galena
101 Green Street
Galena, Illinois 61036
P  815.777.1050
F  815.777.3083


Please address any questions to the City Clerk at 815.777.1050 or


Application Review Process

When a board/commission position becomes vacant, the mayor considers all applicants and recommends a qualified applicant to the city council for appointment.  At the appropriate regularly scheduled city council meeting, the council will consider the applicant and vote whether to confirm the appointment.    Applicants will be advised when the application is being presented and notified of the decision of the mayor and council. 

The following pages have information on the individual boards and commissions including purpose, membership, and meeting information.   

Historic Preservation Commission

Zoning Board of Appeals


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