The City of Ankeny has established a variety of boards and commissions for the following purposes:
To advise the City Council
To hear and make decisions on appeals and variances
To assist in the planning of parks, recreational programs, land use and zoning, airport planning, and operations
To assist in the promotion of performing and fine arts programming
To assist with the management of library services
All board and commission members must be Ankeny Residents. Applicants are appointed by the Mayor and confirmed by the City Council.
Terms for the boards and commissions vary and are established by the Municipal Code. All meetings of the boards and commissions are open to the public and agendas are prepared and available for public viewing.