Boards and Commissions Recruitment

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 before they are reviewed by the City Council. All Boards and Commissions have a term end-date for either the Spring or Fall. For more information on the procedures, please review the Boards and Commissions Handbook(PDF, 2MB)

Recruitment Status Meanings

We continuously accept applications, regardless of current openings. This applies for all Boards and Commissions.

  • Now RecruitingWe are actively recruiting. There is an open position for a Board or Commission. We are accepting applications.
  • Recruitment Closed - Accepting Applications: There are no open positions available. We are accepting applications for when a position opens up.

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Boards and Commissions Spring Recruitment
Board/Commission/Committee Recruitment Status Application
Human Relations Commission Recruitment Closed - Accepting Applications Human Relations Commission
Information & Application(PDF, 3MB)
Public Art Commission Recruitment Closed - Accepting Applications Public Art Commission
Information & Application(PDF, 2MB)
Storm Water Management Oversight Committee Recruitment Closed - Accepting Applications Storm Water Management
Oversight Committee
Information & Application(PDF, 2MB)
Utilities Advisory Commission Recruitment Closed - Accepting Applications Utilities Advisory Commission
Information & Application(PDF, 2MB)

All applicable terms will end on May 31. Please email all completed applications to Jessica.Brettle@cityofpaloalto.org. Contact the City Clerk's Office at (650) 329-2571 for more information.

Boards and Commissions Fall Recruitment
Board/Commission/Committee Recruitment Status Application
Architectural Review Board Recruitment Closed - Accepting Applications Architectural Review Board
Information & Application(PDF, 3MB)
Historic Resources Board Recruitment Closed - Accepting Applications Historic Resources Board
Information & Application(PDF, 2MB)
Parks and Recreation Commission Recruitment Closed - Accepting Applications Parks and Recreation Commission
Information & Application(PDF, 2MB)
Planning and Transportation Commission

Recruitment Closed - Accepting Applications

Planning and Transportation
Commission Information & Application(PDF, 2MB)

All applicable terms will end December 15. Please email all completed applications to Jessica.Brettle@cityofpaloalto.org. Contact the City Clerk's Office at (650) 329-2571 for more information.