Becoming a Commissioner or Board Member 

Current Vacancies

Application Deadline: 5:00pm, Friday, July 1, 2022

Senior Citizen Commission - Term ends June 10, 2025 - APPLICATION FORM

Community Relations Commission - Term ends June 10, 2026 - APPLICATION FORM

Click "View All Boards and Commission Vacancies" to see all openings. Select "Apply" to begin your application. To see details about individual Boards and Commissions, choose from the dropdown bar below.

Problems accessing this form? Click the link below or call the City Clerk's Office: (650) 522-7040

I think I'm Interested... What's Involved?

  • Serving on a Board or Commission is an opportunity for you to participate in local government and serve your community. Learn more about each of the boards and commissions
  • Start by attending a meeting of the Board/Commission to which you are considering applying (highly encouraged).
  • Term Length & Limits

    Commissioners and Board Members are appointed by the City Council and serve, without pay, for four-year terms. There is an opportunity to be re-appointed for up to two consecutive terms. 
  • Time Commitment

    : Commissions meeting with different frequencies, but typically once a month. Additional time is required to prepare for each meeting. 
  • Commissions and Boards act under policies and ordinances of the City Council.
  • Also see Board and Commission Rules and Regulations
Applying for a Commission


  • Resident and a registered voter of the City of San Mateo
  • Meeting attendance is required for Board and Commission Members
  • Must attend a commissioner orientation session and any training offered

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