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Seeking Residents to Serve

Serving on a commission is an excellent way to give back to the community. Members have the opportunity to contribute to the beauty and prestige of their City. 

Commissioners have opportunities to socialize and network, and build their professional skillset and resume. In some instances, appointed commissioners have opportunities to attend state or national conferences; and attend, participate, or organize special events. If you are interested, we recommend reading the Application Guide, looking at the upcoming available positions, attending meetings, and then applying.

Guide for Applicants

Current Positions

Civil Service Commission

Parks & Recreation Commission

Board & Commission Application



Santa Clara residents who are registered voters or are eligible to register to vote may apply to be a commissioner. For Youth Commissioners, they must be Santa Clara residents and of the ages 12 to 19.

Find Out More

Santa Clara residents who want more information, to be placed on the mailing list, or receive an application form, may contact the City Clerk's Office via email at or visit at 1500 Warburton Avenue, Santa Clara, CA 95050.

You may call the Clerk's Office on weekdays during business hours at (408) 615-2220.

If you'd like to serve the city in another capacity there are opportunities to sit on a non-appointed committee or you can join a city-affiliated volunteer group.

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