City is seeking applicants to Boards, Commissions and Committees to join other volunteer members in shaping policy initiatives and services affecting the community
REDWOOD CITY, CALIF.- Looking to volunteer and make a difference? The City of Redwood City announced today the recruitment period for one of its largest recruitment of open seats on advisory Boards, Commissions and Committees. The City is accepting online applications starting today for 28 volunteer seats.
“The volunteer members of our boards, commissions and committees play a key role in supporting Redwood City’s strategic priorities,” said Ian Bain, Mayor of Redwood City. “These priorities include community building and communication, a community for all ages, economic development, government operations, housing, public safety, and transportation. I urge community members to apply for a board, committee or commission, and offer up your time and skills to help us improve Redwood City’s quality of life. With your help, we will continue to build a great community together.”
The City Council appoints all volunteer members of the Boards, Commissions and Committees. The City Council may interview all applicants before formal appointment. All members serve without compensation and cannot hold any other public office or position in the City while serving. Disclosing economic interests is a requirement to serve on any City Board, Commission, or Committee.
Recruitment begins March 1 and runs through April 6, 2018. Use the links below to learn more about each advisory body:
Architectural Advisory Committee (appointed by the Planning Commission): Three full term seats
Board of Building Review: Two full term seats (appointed members serve until May 2022)
Civic Cultural Commission: Three full term seats (appointed members serve until May 2022)
Historic Resources Advisory Committee (appointed by the Planning Commission): Two full term seats (appointed members serve until July 2021)
Housing and Human Concerns Committee: Four full term seats (appointed members serve until July 2022)
Library Board: Three full term seats (appointed members serve until May 2022)
Parks, Recreation and Community Services Commission: Four full term seats (appointed members serve until May 2022)
Planning Commission: Two full term seats (appointed members serve until June 2022)
Port Commission: Two full term seats (appointed members serve until July 2022)
Senior Affairs Commission: Three full term seats (appointed members serve until May 2022)
General requirements are that applicants must have an interest in civic involvement, and must be 18 years of age or older, a registered voter, and a resident of incorporated Redwood City (some board or commission positions may have additional requirements or preferred areas of expertise).
To apply and for more information about the application process, go here.
For a recent blog series about the City’s Boards, Commissions and Committees, go here.
For more information about Advisory Boards, Commissions or Committees go here.
For more information about the City of Redwood City, visit the City’s website here .
About the City of Redwood City
The City of Redwood City is a San Francisco Bay Area community located in the heart of Silicon Valley, the technology-rich region extending from the San Francisco Peninsula to the foothills of the Santa Cruz Mountains. Redwood City is the third largest city within the County of San Mateo, with 85,992 residents. The city enjoys an average of 255 sunny days a year, which it boasts via the city slogan: “Climate Best by Government Test”. Incorporated in 1867, Redwood City is home to the San Mateo County History Museum (located in the county’s old courthouse) and the only active deep water port within the south bay of San Francisco. The city’s vibrant downtown, quickly becoming known as the entertainment hub of the San Francisco Peninsula, offers residents, visitors, and businesses a unique retail, entertainment, and restaurant experience. For more information, visit the City of Redwood City’s website at www.redwoodcity.org, or follow Redwood City on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.