Boards and commissions are important in that they enable citizens to participate in Hattiesburg’s city government processes. Their activities help shape and influence public policy, and provide an opportunity for civic engagement at an involved level.

There are more than 20 boards and commissions for the City of Hattiesburg, with members appointed by the Mayor. They include:

Name of Board/CommissionMeeting Time/Place
AAA Ambulance Board (includes a City representative)
Cable Advisory BoardSemi-Monthly (as needed), City Hall
Civil Service Commission1 p.m. on the 3rd Monday of the Month, Train Depot Community Room

Civil Service Rules – Eff. 1/1/2020

Contractor’s Review BoardMonthly, City Hall
Election CommissionAs needed, City Hall
Fire PreventionAs needed
Forrest County Industrial Park CommissionBi-monthly, Forrest General
Hattiesburg Convention Commission
Hattiesburg-Laurel Regional Airport Authority (includes a City representative)
Historic Conservation Commission2nd Wednesday of the Month, Jackie Dole Sherril Community Center
Housing Authority BoardMonthly
Kamper Park Board
Pine Belt Regional Solid Waste Authority (includes a City representative)
Planning Commission1 p.m. on the 1st Wednesday of the Month, Jackie Dole Sherrill Community Center
Rails ot Trails Commission (includes a City representative)
Recreation Board
Redevelopment Authority BoardAs needed
School BoardMonthly
Tourism Commission
Keep Hattiesburg Beautiful
Board of Adjustments
Library Board