Get Involved — Join a Board, Commission or Committee

Looking to make a difference? The City of Redwood City encourages you to get involved and join an advisory board, commission or committee!

To tap into the wealth of skills, experience, and interest within our community, the City Council and staff of Redwood City utilize several appointed boards, commissions, and committees to advise and make recommendations on a wide variety of issues that are crucial to our quality of life.

Public involvement in these appointed advisory bodies is an important and valued part of City government. They bring new ideas to the table and represent all of the diverse segments of our community, giving the input needed to help the City make the best, most informed and inclusive decisions possible.

“Having engaged residents working on our Boards, Commissions and Committees is critical to getting the local expertise and input we need to help the City move our community forward,” said John Seybert, City of Redwood City mayor. “I urge residents looking to make a direct impact to apply.”

Interested in serving? 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 in some cases be a resident of incorporated Redwood City (some board or commission positions may have additional requirements or preferred areas of expertise).

Current Opportunities

The City of Redwood City will launch the recruitment process tomorrow, Jan. 4 for various open seats on advisory boards, commissions and committees. Interested residents can submit online applications for one vacancy on the Board of Building Review and two vacancies on the Housing and Human Concerns Committee.

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. The positions listed below are appointed by the City Council. Applicants will be asked to interview with the City Council before formal appointment.

Recruitment begins tomorrow, Jan. 4, 2017, and runs through Jan. 31, 2017 for these openings:

* One seat on the Board of Building Review (the person on this seat will serve until May 31, 2020)

* Two seats on the Housing and Human Concerns Committee (the people on these seats will serve until May 31, 2018)

To apply go here. For more information call 650–780–7220 or visit the city’s website.