The City Council of the City of Hibbing is always seeking dedicated and interested residents of Hibbing to serve on City Boards / Commissions.

We need your commitment and ideas to help advise the elected and appointed officials on matters which promote and maintain the continued healthy growth of the community.

A Boards and Commissions Application can be printed out here and returned to:

City Council Office
3rd Floor City Hall
401 East 21st Street
Hibbing, MN 55746

Selection Policy

All Board/Commission applications should be submitted on or before a specific deadline date set by the City Council. Names should be announced at a City Council meeting and published in the local newspaper two (2) weeks prior to selection of Board/Commission members. Interviews would be conducted for all compensated Board/Commission positions.

Round One:

  • All councilors get one nomination or a 2nd. If their candidate does not receive a 2nd they can nominate or 2nd another candidate. The Adminsitrative / Council Assistant would keep track of votes.
    • If there were no candidates that receive a second, the City Council would open meeting for discussion to see if someone would reconsider and second a nomination. If this process breaks down, the City Council would then readvertise for more candidates or conduct more interviews of existing candidates. (Council action required)
  • Call three times to close out nominations in the first round.
  • If there were only one nomination with a 2nd, the result would be an automatic motion to approve the selection. If motion fails, the City Council would open the advertisement for more candidates.
  • In this round there could be two (2) candidates with a 2nd or possibly three candidates with a second. They would all move into round two.

Note: To advance to round two a candidate needs a second.

Round Two:

  • If only two (2) candidates would be left, a VOICE Vote would be taken and a majority of the City Council vote would win. Candidates would be voted on randomly (in hat).
  • If more than two (2) candidates, a VOICE VOTE would be taken. Most votes win if four (4) or more. If no one receives a majority of the votes (four), the two (2) candidates with the highest vote totals will move forward to another vote. Councilors would get one (1) vote. Candidates would be voted on at random. The candidate receiving the majority of the votes would win the selection.

Round Three: Two (2) or more Candidates

  • If a vote were 3-2-2, the City Council would vote on the candidates with the 2-2 split. Council would then continue with the vote on the two (2) candidates with three (3) votes.

Options:

  • Council would conduct additional interviews and bring candidates to the City Council for a new vote or advertise for new candidates.

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