The City of San Jose invites interested members of the community to participate in the process of City Government by serving on one of several Boards and Commissions. All positions are voluntary and most appointed by the City Council. The time commitment for each board or commission varies, with some meeting on a regular schedule, while others meet on an as needed basis. Additional time obligations may include pre-meeting preparation or subcommittee attendance. Once appointed, attendance at regularly scheduled meetings is critical.
Note: The City Clerk’s Office continuously accepts applications for all Boards and Commissions.
Unless otherwise stated, applicants should live within the City limits of San José and cannot be City employees. Terms may be from two to four years, unless the vacancy is due to an incumbent resigning mid-term. In that case, the appointment is to the remainder of the unexpired term. Some commissions have additional membership requirements that may require an interview by the Council Appointment Advisory Commission. All meetings are open to the public and copies of the agendas are available at least seven days prior to any regularly scheduled meeting.