Boards & Committees

The Plainfield Charter Township governing Board of Trustees conducts policy and legislative functions of the township government. The seven-member Board consists of the Supervisor, Clerk, Treasurer and four trustees. The board is responsible for, among other things, passing ordinances, adopting the annual budget, appointing other boards and committees, and hiring the Township Superintendent. All members are elected to four-year terms occurring at the general November election in the presidential election years. The board members are elected at large on a partisan basis. Elected officers of the Township must be qualified electors, but property ownership is not required.

The current Committee Roster and an application to serve on an advisory committee can be found at the bottom of the page.

Plainfield Township has several different types of committees. Committees by statute include:

  • Planning Commission
  • Zoning Board of Appeals
  • Board of Review
  • Construction Board of Appeals
Standing  committees consist of Township Board members only, and are established to review, comment on, and make recommendations to the Township Board on issues, policies, and operations pertaining to the committee’s assignment.  The standing committees are:

  • Election Commission
  • Governance Committee
  • Infrastructure Committee

Citizen Advisory Committees have been established to consider matters pertaining to particular Township-sponsored or Township-run programs and operations, making reports and recommendations to the Township Board through its assigned Board member liaison.  The Township Board will assign a Liaison and an Alternate Liaison to each of the committees from among its members.  Both are encouraged to attend all committee meetings.  The Township Board encourages participation by citizens of Plainfield Township and seeks advice and recommendations from citizens in the special areas of activities assigned to each of the committees.   If you are interested in serving on an advisory committee, an applicatin can be found below.  Advisory committees are:

  • Cemetery Advisory Committee
  • Historical Preservation Advisory Committee
  • Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee
  • Public Safety Advisory Committee

Plainfield Township also has the Comstock Park Downtown Development Authority (CPDDA).  Please visit their website by clicking here.