The City believes it is important to encourage citizen input and participation at many different levels of government. As a result, Wood River has numerous boards and commissions to give residents insight and a voice on important community issues. As vacancies occur, the City is always looking for civic-minded residents to participate in the decision-making process of our community. The more than 80 volunteer Board and Commission members provide a valuable service to the community and City Council by conducting public hearings and researching the issues before making a final recommendation or decision. The recommendation, decisions, and hard work of these boards and commissions can be seen every day throughout our community.
All members are appointed to the board or commission by the Mayor with the consent of the City Council. To become involved or get more information about a particular board or commission, please contact the Mayor, elected official, or the City Manager at (618) 251-3100.