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Unless otherwise specified, Mayoral appointments to boards and commissions must be confirmed by the Court of Common Council. Most board and commission members must be Hartford voters. State law requires that no more than 2/3 of commission seats may be filled by people with the same party affiliation. Some commissions have more restrictive requirements.

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Name Description Meeting
Commission on Aging Study the needs of and coordinate programs for the aging residents of Hartford. 2nd Tuesday 1 PM
Commission on Alcohol and Drug Abuse Foster and formulate programs to discourage and eliminate drug and alcohol abuse. Not Currently Meeting
Board of Assessment Appeals Hear and make decisions on appeals by taxpayers of the assessed value of motor vehicles, real property, and personal property. As needed
Hartford Area Cable Television Advisory Council Advocate for the best possible service for cable television customers within the six town Hartford franchise. 3rd Wednesday, 7 PM
Civilian Police Review Board Investigate civilian complaints of police misconduct. 3rd Tuesday, 6 PM
Commission on Cultural Affairs Develop an arts policy every five years. Schedule not yet set.
Design Review Board Determine whether construction projects in downtown and other specific areas are compatible with the City’s Plan of Development and certain design standards. 4th Tuesday, 11AM
Commission on Disability Issues Recommend ways of correcting deficiencies that prevent persons with disabilities from functioning as full citizens. 1st Wednesday, 5:30 PM
Board of Education Oversee the operations of the Hartford Public School System Workshop: 1st Tuesday, 6 PM
Regular: 3rd Tuesday, 5:30 PM
Advisory Commission on the Environment Explore ways City Government can act in the interests of residents regarding environmental health hazards and make specific recommendations for action. 2nd Tuesday, 6 PM
Ethics Commission Foster the highest standards of personal integrity, truthfulness, honesty, and fairness, and avoidance of improprieties by public servants, through enforcement of the City’s Code of Ethics. 2nd Tuesday, 5:00 PM
Fair Rent Commission Receive complaints that rents being charged for housing units are excessive 3rd Thursday, 6:30 PM
Greater Hartford Flood Commission To eliminate, prevent and control flooding and flood damage in the territory drained by the Park River and its tributaries and adjacent areas. 2nd Wednesday, 9 AM
Advisory Commission on Food Policy Eliminate hunger, raise public awareness, and ensure availability of safe, nutritious food. 2nd Wednesday, 9 AM
Commission on Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Consider and find solutions to problems peculiar to grandparents who are raising their grandchildren. 3rd Tuesday, 2 PM
Hartford Housing Authority Board of Directors Oversee and manage the operations of the Hartford Housing Authority and its programs and housing developments. 2nd Tuesday, 5:30 PM
Historic Properties Commission Note: The Historic Properties Commission is also the Historic Preservation Commission Perpetuate, preserve, and protect historically distinctive buildings and places. Implement the Historic Preservation Ordinance.. 3rd Wednesday, 4 PM
Commission on HIV/AIDS Study, make policy recommendations, and advocate for the needs of people living with HIV/AIDS in Hartford. 2nd Thursday, 4 PM
Commission on Human Relations Foster mutual understanding and respect and encourage equal treatment of and cooperation among all races, religions, ethnic groups, and sexual preferences. 3rd Thursday, 5:30 PM
Human Resources Appeal Board Hear and make decisions on any grievance or appeal to a dismissal, demotion, or suspension of any non-bargaining unit classified City employee. As needed
Internal Audit Commission Conduct independent examinations and evaluations of City financial activities to assure integrity, efficiency, and efficacy of the government. 3rd Wednesday, 3 PM
Commission on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Issues Assist in the elimination of bigotry, discrimination and prejudice against lesbians, gay men, bisexuals and transgender persons in the city. 2nd Tuesday, 6 PM
Hartford Parking Authority Board of Directors Regulate, maintain and control parking within the city of Hartford. 3rd Thursday, 5 PM
Parks and Recreation Advisory Commission Study and recommend policies and procedures for public use of parks, parks management, and recreational programs. Last Tuesday, 6 PM
Pension Commission Administer all retirement programs, systems and funds of the City of Hartford. 3rd Thursday, 5 PM
Planning and Zoning Commission Prepare and approve, at least every ten years, a plan of conservation and development for Hartford. 2nd & 4th Tuesday, 5 PM
Board of Preservation Appeals To hear appeals from decisions made by the Historic Preservation Commission with regard to alteration of properties subject to the Historic Preservation Ordinance. As Needed
Hartford Redevelopment Agency In accordance with State Law, create and implement Redevelopment Plans, which include rehabilitation, demolition or construction of structures, facilities, streets, parks, and utilities in deteriorated areas in Hartford. 2nd & 4th Tuesday, 5 PM
School Building Committee Responsible for management of all school construction projects and completion of a long range facilities plan for the Hartford Public Schools. Varies
Greater Hartford Transit District Board of Directors Manage the affairs of the Greater Hartford Transit District which is responsible for the development, maintenance and improvement of systems for the transportation of people and goods within the sixteen towns of the Hartford metropolitan area. 3rd Thursday, 7 PM
Metropolitan District Commission Board of Commissioners Manage and govern the MDC whose operations include the construction, maintenance and operation of the water and sewer system in the MDC’s eight member towns including hydroelectric dams and reservoirs. 1st Monday, 5:30 PM
Permanent Commission on the Status of Hartford Women Eliminate gender-based discrimination and improve the status of women in Hartford. 2nd Tuesday, 5:30 PM
Zoning Board of Appeals Hear and decide appeals of zoning orders, requirements or decisions made by City staff. 1st Tuesday, 7 PM
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