Boards and Commissions Recruitment

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The Spring 2023 Boards & Commissions recruitment is now open. Positions are available 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 31st, 2026, except for the Planning and Transportation Commission positions which are for a term of 4 years ending on March 31st, 2027.

Submit an Application

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.

Board or Commission Application
Architectural Review Board Architectural Review Board
Application
Historic Resources Board Historic Resources Board
Application
Human Relations Commission Human Relations Commission
Application
Parks and Recreation Commission Parks and Recreation Commission
Application
Public Art Commission Public Art Commission
Application
Planning and Transportation Commission Planning and Transportation
Commission Application
Storm Water Management
Oversight Committee
Storm Water Management
Oversight Committee
Application
Utilities Advisory Commission Utilities Advisory Commission
Application