Vacancies and Applications
| Application Process Board, Commissions & Committees
The annual recruitment for open positions for adult members on boards, commissions and committees (commissions) begins in September. The annual recruitment for student members 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.
Before You Apply
Fill out a separate application (pdf) for each commission you wish to join:
| Arts & CultureCommission
Building Board of Appeals
Community & Senior Services Commission
General Plan Committee
Historic Preservation Committee
Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee
| Parks Commission
Planned Development Zoning Study Committee
Planning Commission+Case Study
Transportation and Parking Commission
VTA Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee
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.
a. For an Advisory Body which holds six (6) or more regular meetings per a consecutive twelve (12) month period: three (3) regular meetings.
b. For an Advisory Body which holds five (5) or fewer regular meetings per a consecutive twelve (12) month period: two (2) regular meetings.
c. For an Advisory Body which holds sixteen (16) or more regular meetings per a consecutive twelve (12) month period: eight (8) regular meetings.
Spend time before each meeting reading the packet of information provided to you, and come to each meeting prepared to participate fully in all the items on the agenda.
Take an Oath of Office prior to the first meeting.
Fill out a Fair Political Practices Commission Statement of Economic Interests form each year, disclosing as public record any potential conflicts of interest you may have in discharging your duties.
Serve a term ranging from two to four 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.