The City of Lake Elmo is currently accepting applications to serve on the Planning Commission, the Parks Commission and Economic Development Authority. Commissioners serve a three year term. The Planning Commission advises the City Council regarding matters relevant to city planning and zoning practices, initiatives, applications, city code and the comprehensive plan. The Parks Commission advises the City Council on matters relevant to the city’s parks and trail systems. The Economic Development Authority (EDA) advises the Council on economic development matters including business retention, expansion and recruitment.