The Village of Elk Rapids is seeking diverse and dedicated individuals to help our community make decisions for a viable future. The village currently has vacancies on the following Boards & Commissions:

  • Beautification Commission (application due Wednesday September 7th): Recommend budget for care and beautification of public spaces, policies for operation of a beautification program, and a long-term beautification plan to the village council. Promote activities that will benefit the beautification program of the village.
  • Downtown Development Authority (application due Wednesday September 7th): Analyze impact of economic changes in DDA districts, develop plans to promote orderly economic growth, and to provide support to DDA districts (including Downtown, 31-Corridor, Ames Street, Industrial Park).
  • Parks & Recreation Commission (application due Wednesday August 31st): Recommend infrastructure changes and recreation opportunities to the village council, create and implement five-year community recreation plan, promote parks and recreational opportunities, budget for parks & recreational activities.

Applications are available on the document center on or at the Government Center. Completed applications should be submitted to Applications are due on the dates noted above so the village president can consider nominees who must be approved by council.

Thank you for considering serving our community! The Village of Elk Rapids continues to be an exceptional place to live, work and recreate thanks to the hard work of those willing to serve and all of our dedicated stakeholders. Please direct questions to Village Clerk Kaitlyn Szczypka by emailing or calling 231-264-9274.