Boards and Commissions

Simplifying applications and appointments online

Simplifying applications and appointments online

The average municipal clerk’s office manages more than 300 appointments across 25+ boards and commissions. That’s a lot of records, applications, paper and time. Granicus’ Boards and Commissions software offers an online tool for clerks and staff to easily manage government body appointments, vacancies and applications.

Designed specifically for government meeting body appointment management, Boards and Commissions goes beyond any other product with a deeper set of citizen application and appointment efficiency tools. The end result is significant time and cost savings for your staff and greater public awareness of the boards and commissions appointment process.

  • Keep the public informed of active public bodies and membership online
  • Allow community members to apply for boards through your website
  • Create your own application forms
  • Manage board rosters, appointments workflows, and vacancies
  • Generate cost savings with a paperless strategy

Manage the entire citizen appointment process

Public notice of vacancy

With the Boards and Commissions application, all vacancies are displayed online. Promote the need to fill the open spot on your website and through social media with buttons and links to apply online.

Collection of applications

Use Boards and Commissions to build applications for vacancies. Applicants can apply online to multiple boards at anytime, and customized email templates can be used to notify applicants of process statuses.

Qualifying and balancing candidates

While reviewing applications, check off important qualifiers like residency or their oath of office status. Search across all applications, filter by boards applied to or demographics, like ward, gender, ethnicity or political leanings. View insightful graphs, searches and filtering to quickly identify the best candidates.

Approving and appointing

Easily find candidates, print out packets and send them to the approving body. Import agenda items into Granicus’ Agenda Management tools. Appointing members automatically sends out pre-identified packets like orientation manuals or welcome letters.

Monitoring demographics and trends

The Boards and Commissions dashboard provides numerous ways to view the demographic makeups of boards, citizen applications, vacancy management, recruitment information, term tracking and other statistics. The dashboard enables a more proactive workflow, visually representing real-time data of boards and commissions in one convenient location.


Public listing of board rosters, details and vacancies for maximum visibility

Customized online forms to apply for one or more boards and commissions quickly

Board roster management dashboard and reporting for administrative ease-of-use

Embeddable buttons and widgets for website and social sharing

Citizen application search and filter tools for research

Automated confirmation and notification emails with editable templates

Integrates with Granicus’ Agenda Management toolset