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23 Russell Blvd., Suite 1
Davis, CA 95616
Monday – Friday
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
By serving on a City commission, you can participate in local government and help plan the future of Davis. Commissions serve as a conduit for citizen input – a way of gathering, analyzing and recommending options to the City Council. Commissions provide an important avenue for determining the community’s feelings about various issues and extending the reach of the democratic process.
If you are interested in serving on a commission, please fill out an application. Applications may be picked up at the City Clerk’s Office at City Hall, 23 Russell Boulevard, Suite 1, Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., downloaded from the link below, or call 530-757-5648 and an application will be mailed or emailed to you. Feel free to include a resume or other information to help the City Council in the selection process. Please be aware that all applications and accompanied documents are considered public information and may be disclosed/released pursuant to the California Public Records Act. Applications are submitted to City Council for appointment at a regular Council meeting.
- City of Davis Recruits for Advisory Commissions
Accepting applications for the following advisory bodies:
- Mid-term Vacancies:
- Biennial Recruitment:
- Bicycling, Transportation, and Street Safety Commission (4 Regular, 1 Alternate position)
- Historical Resources Management Commission (3 Regular, 1 Alternate position)
- Natural Resources Commission (3 Regular, 1 Alternate position)
- Open Space and Habitat Commission (3 Regular, 1 Alternate position)
- Planning Commission (4 Regular, 1 Alternate position)*
- Utility Rate Advisory Commission (4 Regular, 1 Alternate position)
- New Commission:
- Police Accountability Commission (8 Regular, 1 Alternate)*
- Mid-term Vacancies:
Please note, the biennial recruitment does not necessarily reflect a current vacancy, but rather a position term ending (December 31). During the biennial recruitment phase, members can reapply if they are not termed out. Term limits are two full terms or eight successive years.
If the commission you are interested in applying to is not listed above, no worries! Individuals may apply at any time; applications will be kept on file for up to two years. Applicants will be contacted as vacancies occur, or when a recruitment opens for positions on a commission/board/committee.
*Supplemental Questionnaire Required
Commission and Board Application Forms
Police Accountability Commission Supplemental Questionnaire:
Planning Commission Supplemental Questionnaire:
- Commission Handbook (updated 6/29/17)
Applications can be submitted in person or via mail to the City Clerk's Office, City Hall, 23 Russell Blvd., Suite 1, Davis CA 95616; or submitted via e-mail to ClerkWeb@cityofdavis.org.
More information about each of our City Commissions may be found on the Commissions and Committees web page.