Barton: Community board, commission positions available

The City of Crawfordsville is looking for a few good men . . . and women.

According to a press release from the city, it’s important that city volunteer boards and commissions reflect the diversity of the community – the individuals who come from different backgrounds and life experiences. That is what makes a city unique, and it is important to have that diversity represented when important decisions are being made. Crawfordsville heavily depends on its citizens to step up and volunteer their time on various boards and commissions to help make those decisions. Currently, there are many open positions on our various boards and commissions that are available, and Mayor Todd Barton said he urges members of our community to become involved.

“I truly believe we are on a path of positive progress and many excellent opportunities for our community are now within reach,” Barton said. “It is an exciting time, and I would encourage anyone who would like to become involved and possibly serve on a board or commission to contact me or any city council member.  I can be reached at (765) 364-5160 or via email at The future success of our community is in the hands of our citizens, and I urge anyone interested to get involved.”

Boards and commissions are made up of concerned and forwardly motivated citizens who are generously giving their time and talent for the good of our community. These positions are held by your friends and neighbors, and they weigh in on important decisions made with Crawfordsville’s success in mind. They all have the same goal of creating a better community for you, however, the path to this goal can vary based on their individual experiences. That is what makes these boards and commissions so successful.

The current list of Boards and Commissions for which the City of Crawfordsville has vacant seats are as follows: 

  • Airport Board
  • Board of Zoning Appeals
  • Historic Preservation Commission
  • Human Rights Commission
  • Plan Commission
  • Housing Authority
  • Animal Welfare League
  • Visitor’s Commission

 In addition to these vacancies, appointments to other Boards and Commissions periodically need to be made. These groups are currently made up of very dedicated individuals who are wonderful assets to the city, but the city is always looking for more to join. The mayor and city council are responsible for most appointments to these entities, and are always looking for interested citizens willing to serve. Time commitments for these positions is typically once a month, unless otherwise specified.