Boards & Commissions

Residents are the cornerstone of Indianola. There are numerous Boards and Commissions that provide residents an opportunity to have an impact on our community.  These Boards and Commissions are an integral part of the City’s work towards our community’s goals as they advise the City Council on various areas such as land use, parks and recreation, and public safety.

To learn more about the boards and commissions or to complete an application, please refer to the following documents:

All appointments are approved at a City Council meeting when terms have expired or vacancies occur. To be considered, interested individuals must be Indianola residents. Terms for the Boards and Commissions vary and are established by Municipal Code. The City of Indianola desires to have diverse representation on the Boards and Commissions to reflect the age, race/ethnicity and gender of the Indianola community.

Vacant Positions

To be considered for any board or commission please complete this form: Boards and Commissions Application (PDF) 

In accordance with City policy, the following are boards and commissions that have current vacancies or terms with expiration dates within six months, these are open until filled:

  • Board of Adjustment
    • One effective July 1, 2022
    • Current term expires December 31, 2021
  • Civil Service Commission
    • One effective April 1, 2022
  • Hometown Pride Committee
    • Two effective July 1, 2021
  • Human Relations Commission
    • Seven effective immediately
  • IMU Board of Trustees
    • One effective July 1, 2022
    • Current term expires December 31, 2021
  • Indianola Public Arts Commission
    • One effective immediately
  • Park and Recreation Commission
    • Two effective July 1, 2022
    • Current terms expire December 31, 2021
  • Planning & Zoning Commission 
    • One effective July 1, 2021
    • Two effective immediately
      • One vacant term expires January 31, 2023
      • One vacant term expires June 30, 2026
    • Two effective July 1, 2022
      • Current terms expire January 31, 2022