Vacancies and Applications
Application Process for Boards, Commissions & Committees
The 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 throughout the year for all Commissions. Applications remain active for one year and applicants are contacted if there is an unscheduled vacancy on the Commission to which they applied and a mid year recruitment is held.
Before You Apply
Applicants may apply to only one Commission during each recruitment cycle. Complete an online application for the Commission you wish to join:
|Arts and Culture Commission
Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Commission
Building Board of Appeals
Community and Senior Services Commission
Council Finance Committee Resident Member
General Plan Advisory Committee
General Plan Committee
|Historic Preservation Committee
Planning Commission+Case Study
Transportation and Parking Commission
What Happens Next...
If Appointed, You Should Expect to...
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.
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. Planning Commissioners are also required to take biannual Ethics Training (AB 1234).
Serve a term ranging from two to five years, depending on the Commission. If you are appointed to fill an unexpired vacancy, you will serve the time remaining for the vacancy.
Participate in your local government process in a meaningful way, and make a lasting positive difference in your community.