The Hermann Arts Council functions as a special advisory body to the city. Its role is to encourage cultural awareness and the arts and to sponsor performing arts programs. The Arts Council has nine members, appointed by the mayor with approval of the Board of Aldermen. Meetings are called by council officers.
The nine-member Airport Commission, appointed by the mayor with approval of the Board of Aldermen, is charged with general operation of Hermann Municipal Airport, located northwest of Hermann off Highway 94
Board of Adjustment
The five-member Board of Adjustment rules on appeals arising from decisions of the zoning inspector.
Industrial Development Authority (IDA)
The IDA, which is independent from city government, was created to plan for and promote economic development in Hermann and to review and recommend to the Board of Aldermen economic development projects for which Industrial Development revenue funds would be appropriate. Seven members are appointed by the mayor, with approval of the Board of Aldermen.
The Landmarks Commission oversees zoning regulations pertaining to buildings in the historic district. Five members are appointed by the mayor, with approval of the Board of Aldermen. One member also serves on the Planning and Zoning Commission.
With direction and assistance from the Parks Superintendent, the Park Board oversees operation of the city park system and swimming pool. Nine members are appointed by the mayor, with approval of the Board of Aldermen.
Planning and Zoning Commission
The Planning and Zoning Commission deals with matters concerning zone boundaries and the regulations and restrictions set forth in Chapter 420 of the municipal code. Nine members are appointed by the mayor, with approval of the Board of Aldermen.
The Tourism Commission is responsible for recommending a budget from the 3 percent lodging tax and overseeing expenditure of those funds to promote Hermann tourism. Five members are appointed by the mayor, with approval of the Board of Aldermen.
The Tree Commission is responsible for developing a management plan for the planting, care, cultivation, pruning and removal of trees, shrubs and plants located on City-owned property. The plan may include provisions designating the species of trees, shrubs and plants to be planted, preserved and removed or replaced. The plan will include the necessary steps required to maintain the Tree City USA status for the City.