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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. Vacancies listed below are for currently available seats.

Volunteer Board/Commission Openings
Commission Name  Deadline to Apply Numbers of Seats Available 
Downtown Parking Board
Downtown Parking Representative 
 Thursday, July 7, 2016 1
Housing and Community Development Commission
2 Seats for Low- or Moderate-Income Representative
 Thursday, July 7, 2016 2
Neighborhoods Commission
District 7 Representative
 Thursday, July 7, 2016
Senior Citizens Commission
1 Seat
 Thursday, July 7, 2016

Application Information:
Deadline to apply is 11:59 p.m. on the indicated closing date. 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, appointment is to the remainder of the unexpired term.

Please apply online through the City’s Web site at: For more information about the application process, please contact the Office of the City Clerk at (408) 535-1260.

If you would like additional information about a particular Commission, Board or Committee, please visit the Boards & Commissions page and select that Board or Commission. Contact information for staff is available on their individual pages.  

Information about the number of vacancies on each commission, as well as specific requirements, is listed above.


Update on Spring 2016 Recruitment!
Interviews for the Planning Commission will take place on Tuesday, June 21, 2016.  Additional information related to the Neighborhoods Commission Caucus will be made available here.  All applicants will hear status of their application on Friday, June 3, 2016.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Boards and Commissions Unit at 408-535-1260 or at .
San Jose Arena Authority Board of Directors Vacancies!
The San Jose Arena Authority is seeking volunteer candidates to submit their resumes for one current vacancy and two upcoming vacancies on the Arena Authority Board of Directors. If you know of any individuals who are interested in serving on the Arena Authority Board of Directors, please click here for more information. The submittal deadline is May 31, 2016. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Chris Morrisey at 408-977-4783 or at .