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Posted Date: 8/20/2014 3:15 PM


Residents who would like to personally contribute to the quality of life in the City of Santa Clara are encouraged to apply to serve on any of the City’s Board or Commissions. Residents may place their names on a list to be contacted whenever an opening occurs.

To be placed on the database maintained by the City Clerk’s Office, call 1-408-615-2220 or email

Commissions include the Board of Library Trustees, Civil Service Commission, Cultural Advisory Commission, Historical & Landmarks Commission, International Exchange Commission, Parks & Recreation Commission, Planning Commission, Senior Advisory Commission and Youth Commission. There is also a Housing Rehabilitation Loan Committee, ADA Advisory Committee, Bicycle Advisory Committee and other committee opportunities to serve.

The City of Santa Clara currently has a vacancy on the Historical and Landmarks Commission.

The deadlines to receive applications for the commission, interview dates and times are as follows:

Commission/Board  Deadline to apply 5 p.m.  Interview dates & times
Historical and Landmarks Commission   September 26, 2014  October 14, 2014, 6:00 p.m.

Interviews for the Historical and Landmarks Commission will be held in the City Hall reception lobby.

• The 7-member Historical & Landmarks Commission acts in an advisory capacity to the City Council in all matters pertaining to historical places and landmarks. This Commission provides advice on the names and renaming of streets, museums and the establishment thereof in the City, and the marking and preservation of historical landmarks and places. This Commission generally meets on the first Thursday of each month at 7:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers.

If you are a registered or eligible voter (or in the case of the Youth Commission, a Santa Clara resident, age 12-19), and are interested in serving on any board/commissions/committees, or just want more information, contact the City Clerk’s Office, 1500 Warburton Ave., Santa Clara, CA 95050. You may call the Clerk’s Office on weekdays at (408) 615-2220, email or visit the online website at