The Spring 2023 Boards & Commissions recruitment is now closed. Members will be appointed on the Historic Resources Board, Human Relations Commission, Parks and Recreation Commission, Planning and Transportation Commission, and the Utilities Advisory Commission. All positions are for a term of 3 years ending on March 31, 2026, except for the Planning and Transportation Commission positions which are for a term of 4 years ending on March 31, 2027.
The City Council will discuss the action of conducting interviews with applicants at their March 13, 2023 meeting.
The City of Palo Alto has eight Boards and Commissions appointed by the City Council. The Boards and Commissions focus on specific areas of discussion. Members volunteer their time and expertise to review items and make recommendations before they are reviewed by the City Council. Apply to interested Board/Commission through the online forms listed below. Applications are accepted continuously, regardless of current openings. Several questions on an applicant's background and Board/Commission-specific insights will be asked. We strongly encourage filling out the forms thoroughly.
For more informational resources, visit our Board, Commissions, and Committees Webpage.
Please contact the City Clerk's Office at City.Clerk@cityofpaloalto.org for further inquiries.
The City of Palo Alto complies with the Maddy Act(PDF, 39KB) (Government Code Section 54970). As such, all scheduled vacancies on the City Boards and Commissions for the following year are listed and posted annually by December 31st.
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