Boards and Commissions

The City of New Bedford welcomes citizen involvement in boards and commissions created to help advise, manage and make decisions regarding city services, programs and development. There are currently more than 30 boards and commissions that advise the Mayor and the City Council on a variety of issues. Individuals are appointed to city boards and commissions by the Mayor and some are subject to confirmation by the City Council.

Click here to view the full list of current city boards and commissions.

Those interested in serving on a board or commission should complete the City of New Bedford Board and Commission Application and file it with the Mayor’s Office in New Bedford City Hall or email their application to

Mayor’s Office
133 William Street – Room 311
New Bedford, MA 02740