Several volunteer and paid positions are open on boards and commissions serving the city of Hailey.

    Seats are open on the Tree Committee, Parks and Lands Board, Planning and Zoning Commission, Urban Renewal Agency, Arts and Historic Preservation Commission and the Hailey/Wood River Joint Fire Board.  

    “Residents of Hailey who serve on a board or commission bring their expertise to the conversation, learn about topics relevant to key areas of city government, gain political experience and develop relationships,” the city stated.

    All positions are on a volunteer basis, except for Planning and Zoning commissioners, who receive a small stipend for each meeting they attend. P&Z commissioners meet twice per month to review land-use applications and zoning amendments, conduct design reviews of businesses and Old Hailey residential units, and oversee neighborhood design details.

    Urban Renewal Agency members meet monthly to apply tax-increment financing to assist in the development of business and housing, including a planned upgrade of River Street.

    Joint Fire Board members meet quarterly to work with Hailey Fire and Wood River Fire and Rescue departments to oversee joint operating policies and budgets.  

    Hailey Arts and Historic Preservation Commission members work to document historic buildings and develop public art, meeting once each month.

    Parks and Lands Board members meet once each month to review policies, designs, plans and uses for city parks. Tree Committee members meet monthly to develop an urban forest protection plan and policies.

    Hailey residents can submit a letter of interest to Hailey’s mayor prior to Nov. 20. Letters may be delivered to City Hall or by email to

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