From volunteerism to providing valuable feedback to our elected officials and city leaders, our residents play an essential role in shaping our city. Key components to our reputation of devoted citizen involvement are the city's Boards and Commissions, which assist the City Council in making important policy decisions that impact our community. These citizen advisory groups research, study and discuss specific issues with both short- and long-term implications, and then forward their recommendations to the City Council. Glendale's Office of Economic Development also provides a wide range of services to existing, new and expanding businesses. Whether a Fortune 500 company or a small business, we want you to be successful in Glendale.