Vacancies and Applications
Application Process for Boards, Commissions & CommitteesThe annual recruitment for open positions for adult members on Boards, Commissions and Committees (collectively "Commissions") begins in September. The annual recruitment for Youth Commissioners begins in February. Applications are accepted during the recruitment period. Applications remain active for one year and applicants are contacted if there is an unscheduled vacancy on the Commission to which they applied and/or a mid year recruitment is held.
Before You Apply
Application InstructionsApplicants may apply to more than one Commission during each recruitment cycle but may only be appointed to one. Complete an online application for the Commission you wish to join. Application links are active during the recruitment period. During the recruitment period, if you encounter any issues completing and/or submitting the application, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
To complete the online application and submit via email:
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Building Board of Appeals
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What Happens Next...
If Appointed, You Should Expect to...
Take an Oath of Office and attend a mandatory Commissioner Orientation before the first meeting of the Advisory Body you are appointed to.
Fill out a Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) Statement of Economic Interests Form 700 each year, disclosing as public record any potential conflicts of interest you may have in discharging your duties, within 30 days of appointment. Planning Commissioners are also required to take biannual Ethics Training (AB 1234).
Attend all meetings of the Commission that you are appointed to. Any member of an appointive Town Advisory Body who is absent from the number of regular meetings listed below appropriate to his or her Advisory Body shall, as a result, surrender his or her office on the Advisory Body and the office shall be considered vacant (Council Policy 2-11).
Spend time before each meeting reading the packet of information provided to you, and come to each meeting prepared to participate fully in all items on the agenda.
Participate in your local government process in a meaningful way, and make a lasting positive difference in your community.