Board / Commission Names & Details

Architectural Review Board- 3 Members, 5 year terms, Chair Call


  • Serves to maintain the architectural integrity of the community through reviews of building plans.
  • Meets as needed. 
  • Appointed by Mayor, Council Approved 
Staff Liaison: Elliot Liebson, Planning & Development Director 314-524-5257.
  
 

Board of Adjustment- 5 Members, 5 year terms, Chair Call


  • Serves to hear, reverse, or affirm appeals from property owners related to errors, variances, and exceptions to enforcement of the zoning and sign ordinance.
  • Meets as needed.
  • Appointed by Mayor, Council Approved
Staff Liaison: Elliot Liebson, Planning & Development Director 314-524-5257.
 

Building Board of Appeals- 5 Members, 5 year terms, Chair Call


  • Serves to hear, reverse, or affirm appeals from property owners related to errors and variances to enforcement of the floodplain ordinance.
  • Meets as needed.
  • Appointed by Mayor, Council Approved
Staff Liaison: Elliot Liebson, Planning & Development Director 314-524-5257.
 

Civilian Review Board- 9 Members, 3 year terms


  • Serves as an oversight body with respect to the investigations of complains made against members of the police department.
  • Meets on the first Monday of each month in Council Chambers.
  • Appointed by Council.
Staff Liaison: Nicolle Barton, Consent Decree Coordinator 314-524-5260.

Economic Development Sales Tax Commission- 5 Members, 3 year terms


  • Considers economic development plans, projects or designation areas and may offer recommendation of uses of funds.
  • Meetings TBD.
  • Appointed by Mayor.
Staff Liaison: Alexis Miller, Finance Director 314-524-5189

Ferguson Farmers Market Commission- (9 -13) Members, 3 year terms


  • Advisory board which provides support regarding the operation and sustainability of the farmers market. 
  • Meetings TBD.
  • Appointed by Council.
Staff Liaison: David Musgrave, Parks Director 314-524-5070

Ferguson Future Foundation, (5-9) Members, 3 year terms


  • Meetings TBD.
  • Appointed by Mayor, Council Approved
Staff Liaison: Matt Unrein, Assistant City Manager 314-524-4721

Ferguson Youth Advisory Board 8- 10 Students, 5 adults

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  • Provides the City Council a youth perspective on issues that affect the city along with the opportunity to be active and make a difference in the community.
  • Meets on the first Saturday of each month at FYI Backbay, 110 Church Street 1:00pm. 
  • Appointed by Council.
Staff Liaison: Aaron Harris, Executive Director 314-743-5379.
 

FNIP Board- 10 Members (9 Voting, 1 Council), 3 year terms 


  • The Ferguson Neighborhood Improvement Program (FNIP) is a not-for-profit housing corporation operated by the City of Ferguson.
  • Meets on the forth Monday of each month at City Hall, 110 Church Street 7:30 p.m.
  • Appointed by Council.
Staff Liaison: Elliot Liebson, Planning & Development Director, 314-524-5257
 
 

Ferguson Special Business District (FSBD) - 9 Members, 3 year terms


  • Serves to promote the central business district of Ferguson to the public.
  • Meets on the second Thursday of each month at 4:00 p.m.
  • Appointed by Council.
Staff Liaison: Elliot Liebson, Planning & Development Director, 314-524-5257
 

Housing Board of Appeals- 7 members, 3 year terms, Chair Call


  • Hears and rules on the appeals of property owners related to the enforcement of the city’s Exterior Appearance Code and Homestead Program.
  • Meets as-needed.
  • Appointed by Council.
Staff Liaison: Elliot Liebson, Planning & Development Director 314-524-5257.
 

Human Rights Commission- 7 members, 3 year terms, Chair Call


  • Serves to receive and hear complaints related to human rights violations and advise the City Council on possible legislative or policy changes to prevent discrimination as prohibited in Chapter 21 of the Municipal Code.
  • Meets on the third Monday of each month at 5:30 p.m.
  • Appointed by mayor, approved by council.
Staff Liaison:  Octavia Pittman, City Clerk 314-524-5152
 

Jeske Park Sculpture Garden Commission- 5 members, 1 year terms, Chair Call


  • Serves give advice and direction to the City regarding the planning, development, and maintenance of the sculpture garden at Jeske Park. The Commission will also advise the City on the solicitation, procurement, and display of sculpture art within the sculpture garden.
  • Meets as needed.
  • Appointed by Mayor, Council approved.
Staff Liaison: David Musgrave, Parks Director 314-524-5070

Landmarks Commission- 7 members, 3 year terms


  • Advises the City Council and other boards and commissions on matters of historic significance.
  • Meets on the first Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. at City Hall, 110 Church Street.
  • Appointed by Council.
Staff Liaison:  Elliot Liebson, Planning & Development Director 314-524-5257
 

Library Board- 9 members, 3 year terms (3 terms)


  • Determines the purpose of the Ferguson Municipal Public Library and adopts policies to oversee and review the administration of the library.
  • Meets on the fourth Monday of each month at 7:00 p.m. at Ferguson Municipal Library, 35 N. Florissant Road.
  • Appointed by Mayor.
Staff Liaison: Scott Bonner, Director, Ferguson Municipal Public Library 314-524-7840.
 

Park Board- 9 members, 3 year terms


  • Serves to review and recommend rules, regulations, plans budgets, fees, and procedures related to the administration of the Parks and Recreation Department.
  • Meets on the third Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. in the offices of Parks and Recreation, 501 N. Florissant Road.
  • Appointed by Council.
Staff Liaison: David Musgrave, Parks Director 314-524-5070.
 

Pension Board- 7 members (3 citizens, 3 employees, Finance Director), 3 year terms


  • Oversees the pension fund of the city, including the exclusive and final determination of claims, benefits, refunds, and other disputes which may occur.
  • Meets on the fourth Monday of the first month of the calendar quarter at 7:00 p.m. at City Hall, 110 Church Street.
  • Appointed by Mayor, Council approved.
Staff Liaison:  Veta Crosswhite, Human Resources Manager, 314-524-5256
 

Personnel Board- 5 members, 3 year terms, Chair Call


  • Serves to investigate and advise the City Manager and City Council on matters related to personnel administration.
  • Meets as needed.
  • Appointed by Council.
Staff Liaison:  Veta Crosswhite, Human Resources Manager, 314-524-5256
 

Plan Commission- 7 members, 4 year terms


  • Members assist the council with long-range the goals of the community related to a master plan, reviews and recommends zoning and/or zoning changes, and advises developers on projects appropriate to the master plan and zoning ordinance.
  • Meets on the first and third  Wednesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. at City Hall, 110 Church Street.
  • Appointed by Council.
Staff Liaison:  Elliot Liebson, Planning & Development Director 314-524-5257
 

Senior Citizen Commission- 7 members, 3 year terms 


  • Serves to protect the needs of Ferguson’s senior citizens and to utilize their talents and abilities for the betterment of the community.
  • Meets on the third Thursday of each month at 9:30 a.m. at City Hall, 110 Church Street.
  • Appointed by Mayor, Council Approved.
Staff Liaison:  David Musgrave, Parks Director 314-524-5070.
 

Technology Review Board- 11 Members, 3 year terms


  • Provides support regarding technology software, hardware, networking, databases, communications, etc.
  • Meetings TBD.
  • Appointed by Council.
Staff Liaison: Matt Unrein, Assistant City Manager 524-4721.

Traffic Commission- 7 members, 3 year terms


  • Acts in a general advisory capacity to the council and city administration on traffic and parking issues.
  • Meets as needed.
  • Appointed by Council.
Staff Liaison: Matt Unrein, Public Works Director 314-524-4721.