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City Council Advisory Groups
The Annual Advisory Groups Recruitment Has Begun!

The Updated Vacancy List & Notices Are Posted Below

Applications will be accepted through October 6, 2015 at 5:30 p.m. 

Volunteers Wanted!

Advisory Committees Vacancy List

Vacancy Notices - Semi Annual Recruitment

Download an Advisory Group Application

 September 8, 2015

The City of Santa Barbara is seeking individuals to serve on the various City Advisory Groups.  Currently the City has 34 advisory groups and the members of these groups play an important role in shaping our community.  The City is an equal opportunity employer and adopts practices that value and include diversity at all levels of the organization as an essential step to developing strategies that meet the needs of a diverse community.  If you are interested in making a difference in your community, contributing ideas, and being part of the City team, you are strongly encouraged to apply.  Currently, the City has 54 vacancies on the City Advisory Groups.

The deadline for submitting applications related to the semi-annual recruitment is Tuesday, October 6, 2015, at 5:30 p.m.  All applicants must attend one of the interview dates in order to be eligible for appointment to a City Advisory Group.  Santa Barbara Youth Council (SBYC) applicants are also required to appear for an interview before the SBYC.  Please see below for interview schedules:    (Annual Recruitment Begins September 8, 2015)

The Schedule will be as follows:

Notice of Annual Recruitment: September 8, 2015
List of Vacancies and Vacancy Notices Posted:

Advisory Committees Vacancy List

Advisory Committees Vacancy Notices

Application Deadline: Applications accepted through October 6, 2015 at 5:30 p.m. 

Interviews by Council:




 Interviews by Santa Barbara Youth Council:

  • Tuesday, October 20, 2015 at 4:00 p.m. (estimated time)
  • Tuesday, October 27, 2015 at 4:00 p.m. (estimated time)
  • Tuesday, November 17, 2015 at 6:00 p.m.



Appointments: December 8, 2015.
List of Vacancies and Vacancy Notices: List of Current Vacancies and Vacancy Notices Listed Below.

Applications may be submitted as follows:

  • Email:
  • US Mail: City Clerk's Office, PO Box 1990, Santa Barbara, CA 93102-1990
  • Hand:  City of Santa Barbara, City Clerk's Office  735 Anacapa St. Santa Barbara, CA  93101
  • Facsimile: (805) 897-2623

Applications can be found at:

Additional information concerning the function of these Advisory Groups, meeting times, and the application for appointment may be obtained from the City Clerk's Office at City Hall, 735 Anacapa Street, Santa Barbara, CA  93101    (805) 563-5309

To view a video on how you can serve your community by participating on one of the City's many boards and commissions, view the Boards & Commissions Recruitment Video.

City of Santa Barbara
City Clerk's Office

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Last Updated: Oct 27, 2015