Boards & Commissions
Application & Selection ProcessAll recruitment for Board and Commission members is open and published in the Independent Journal, Twin Cities Times, and on this website. The city accepts applications from interested people throughout the year
Applications may be obtained from the City Clerk's office at City Hall. Information on vacancies and specific recruitment periods may be requested by phoning the City Clerk at (415) 927-5002. An official application form must be completed for each position. They are kept on file for two years for consideration upon any vacancy.
Applicants will be sought from all segments of the community, representing various interests and groups.
Appointment is made by the City Council. Each application is carefully reviewed by the City Council. Applicants are interviewed by the full City Council prior to an appointment being made. Incumbents are considered for reappointment at the conclusion of their terms. Terms are four years, expiring on June 30, and the terms are staggered.
Tips for ApplyingFill out a separate form for each board or commission in which you are interested. It is to your advantage to tailor each application to the specific board or commission for which you are applying.
Emphasize different aspects of your background to match those needed for a particular board or commission. Emphasize your talents. Clearly indicate how your particular talents, skills, training, or experience will benefit the board or commission for which you wish to be considered. This is your opportunity to toot your own horn.
Become familiar with the appropriate board or commission. Attend meetings, talk with board or commission members, or read documents they have developed to acquaint yourself with their work. Talk with the department head responsible for staffing the specific board or commission in which you are interested.