Office of the City Clerk
200 E. Santa Clara St.
San Jose, CA 95113
Phone: (408) 535-1260
Fax: (408) 292-6207
Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
City boards and commissions were established for the purpose of advising the City Council and providing ongoing input into policies and issues affecting the future of the San José community.
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 7 days prior to any regularly scheduled meeting.
- Official Roster
- Consolidated Policy Governing Boards and Commissions, Council Policy 0-4
- Policy for Posting/Processing Written Public Comment
- Code of Ethics for Officials and Employees, Council Policy 0-15
- REQUIRED Boards and Commissions Training video
- Boards and Commissions Training Quiz
For more information about City boards and commissions, contact the City Clerk’s Office at (408) 535-1260 or send an email to our Boards and Commissions email firstname.lastname@example.org.