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EXTENDED APPLICATION PERIOD - City Seeks Volunteers for Advisory Boards & Commissions

Post Date:11/17/2017 1:30 PM

The City is seeking volunteers to fill vacancies on 18 advisory boards and commissions, which empower residents to have an impact on local governance. The application period HAS BEEN EXTENDED through 5:00 p.m. January 26, 2018.

The city's advisory bodies are groups of volunteers that advise staff and the City Council on matters that affect policy and issues that will affect the future of the community. 

“These volunteers provide the City Council with invaluable input and play a meaningful role in achieving the vision we have for the city,” said Mayor Heidi Harmon.

“Every member on our committee represents a constituent group within our community and serves as its liaison,” said John Osumi, volunteer chair of the Mass Transportation Committee. “Contributing to a committee helps support the City’s efforts to continually improve services for everyone living and working here.”

Applying for an advisory board position is easier than ever. An online system is now available at General Advisory Body information, eligibility requirements and term limits are detailed in the Advisory Body handbook. Advisory boards seeking volunteers include:

  • Area Agency on Aging
  • Administrative Review Board
  • Architectural Review Commission
  • Bicycle Advisory Committee
  • Construction Board of Appeals
  • Cultural Heritage Committee
  • Housing Authority
  • Human Relations Commission
  • Investment Oversight Committee
  • Jack House Committee
  • Mass Transportation Committee
  • Parks and Recreation Commission
  • Personnel Board
  • Planning Commission
  • Promotional Coordinating Committee
  • Revenue Enhancement Oversight Commission
  • Tourism Business Improvement Board
  • Tree Committee

To learn more about the boards currently seeking volunteers, visit the City’s website at:

CONTACT:  Heather Goodwin, Deputy City Clerk, (805)781-7100,

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