Authorities, Boards and Commissions

Welcome to the City of Erie’s page on Authorities, Boards, and Commissions.  We have created this page to provide important information on each organization in an effort to advance transparency, accessibility, and opportunity.

We have also created an open application process to foster diversity, equity, and inclusion.  If you are dedicated to and passionate about our community and have the required skill set and expertise to help lead our Authorities, Boards, and Commissions into the future, we invite you to apply at 

All City of Erie Authority, Board, and Commission appointments are voluntary, and terms of service as well as required skill sets/expertise vary for each organization. 

Below, we have provided the following information (where applicable):

  • An overview of each organization and its purpose
  • Roles and responsibilities
  • Current roster
  • Meeting dates, times, and locations
  • Links to defining ordinances and/or pdfs
  • Links to respective websites
  • Skill sets, experience, and qualifications requested by the organization.
  • Requirements
  • By-Laws 

The following Pennsylvania Laws provide an overview regarding Optional Third Class City Charters and Third Class City Code, of which the City of Erie is both.

Optional Third Class City Charter Law

Act of Jul. 15, 1957,P.L. 901, No. 399 Cl. 11 – OPTIONAL THIRD CLASS CITY CHARTER LAW (

Third Class Cities

Title 11 – PA General Assembly (

2014 Act 22 – PA General Assembly (

Municipal Authorities

Chapter 56. – Title 53 – MUNICIPALITIES GENERALLY (

Eligibility for Board or Commission Membership
List of Authorities, Boards, and Commissions

Blighted Property Review Committee

BPRC – Blighted Property Maintenance, Rental Appeals Board

Building Code Board of Appeals

City of Erie Higher Education Building Authority

City of Erie Land Bank

City Planning Commission

Civil Service Commission

Design Review Committee

Environmental Advisory Council

Erie County Convention Authority (Erie Events)

Erie Metropolitan Transit Authority

Erie Parking Authority

Erie Regional Airport Authority

Erie Sewer Authority

Erie Water Authority (Erie Water Works)

Erie-Western PA Port Authority

Historic Review Commission (HRC)

Housing Authority of the City of Erie (HACE)

Human Relations Advisory Board

New American Council

Redevelopment Authority of the City of Erie (RACE)

Stationary Steam Engineers Board of Licensing Examiners

Trades Licensing Board

Urban Forest Committee

Zoning Hearing Board

Legacy Authorities, Boards, and Commissions

Historic Preservation Task Force

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