Boards and Commissions

Without the help of all of many community volunteers to sit on the various boards and commissions, Laurel would not be the city that it is! Laurel citizens are encouraged to apply for available positions on any of the various boards and commissions. Please note that you may file an application form at any time of the year and your application will be kept on file until the time of next appointment. If you are interested in applying for a vacancy, you may contact the Office of the Mayor at 601.428.6401 for an application form.

About Boards & Commissions
The mayor and City Council periodically appoint citizens to various boards and commissions. Some act in an advisory capacity to the mayor and City Council so that they may be fully informed when creating ordinances, policies, and procedures for the city. Others act with various degrees of autonomy to relieve the mayor and City Council of various administrative functions.
Disclaimer: Boards are subject to change without notice.
Standing Boards & Commissions

  • Appeals & Adjustments
  • Cable Franchise
  • Civil Service Commission
  • Disabled & Handicapped
  • Historic Preservation Commission
  • Municipal Election Commission
  • Planning Commission
  • South Mississippi State Fair Commission
  • Tree Board
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    Semi-Autonomous Board
    These boards and commissions have been granted the power to act independently of the City Council in most instances but on occasion serve in an advisory capacity to the council.

  • Airport Authority
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    Autonomous Boards: These boards and commissions have been granted the power to act independently of the City Council and persons appointed represent the City of Laurel on said boards.

    Current Board Vacancies:
    Please Note: Commissions that have “unscheduled” vacancies (i.e., resignations) are linked below.
    South Mississippi Fair Board: Currently two at-large vacancies.
    Disabled and Handicapped Commission: Currently a vacancy exists in Ward 3.
    Historic Preservation Commission: Currently a vacancy exists in Ward 4.
    Cable Franchise Committee: Currently exists four vacancies.