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Boards & Commissions

Are you interested in serving on a City Board or Commission?
Appointees must be residents of the City of Arcadia at the time of their appointment and at all times during their term in office. Additionally, Board or Commission members shall not hold public office as an elected official at the time of their appointment or at any other time during their term. Each Board and Commission member shall serve at the discretion of the City Council. In addition, Board and Commission members shall serve without compensation throughout the duration of their appointment, but may be reimbursed for applicable expenses incurred on official duty, with authorization from the City Council.

Each appointed Board or Commission member may serve up to two (2) consecutive four (4) year terms except the Senior Citizen's Commission where members may serve up to two (2) consecutive two (2) year terms. Please note that for the Citizen's Financial Advisory Committee the commitment is expected to be for a period of no more than six months.
What are the duties of Board and Commission members?

  • To advise the City Council and the City Manager on matters within their area of interest as prescribed by the City Charter and/or the City Council.
  • To enable more attention to be given to specific issues and problems.
  • To act as a channel of communication between municipal government and the public by presenting City proposals to the public, and in turn transmitting to City officials the reactions, opinions and proposals of citizens. In this respect their role is one of reducing misunderstandings concerning City policies and programs, reconciling contradictory viewpoints and aiding the development of common goals and objectives.
  • To provide a greater opportunity for citizen participation in the affairs of City government.

How do I apply?
If you are interested in being considered for service on a Board or Commission, please fill out a Citizen Service ResumeNote: Individuals interested in serving on the Charter Review Committee, please fill out the Charter Review Committee Application. After you complete the form, please send it to:

City Clerk's Office
City of Arcadia
P. O. Box 60021
Arcadia, California 91066

Commission appointments are made by the City Council as positions become vacant and once annually in June.
Published: September 15, 2021