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City Council Advisory Groups
The Annual Advisory Groups Recruitment Is Now Closed!

Appointments To City Advisory Groups - December, 2015

The Updated Vacancy List & Notices Are Posted Below

The Semi-Annual Recruitment will begin in April, 2016

See Listing Of Scheduled Openings To Occur in 2016 

Volunteers Wanted!

Advisory Committees Vacancy List

Vacancy Notices - Semi Annual Recruitment

Download an Advisory Group Application

 December, 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.  See scheduled vacancies to occur in 2016 - Local Appointments List - Maddy Act.

The next Semi-Annual Recruitment period is scheduled to begin April, 2016.

The Schedule will be as follows:

Application Schedule for Board and Commission Applications
Notice of Semi-Annual Recruitment: April, 2016
List of Vacancies and Vacancy Notices Posted:

As vacancies occur: 

Advisory Committees Vacancy List

Advisory Committees Vacancy Notices

Application Deadline:          TBD 

Interviews by Council:




 Interviews by Santa Barbara Youth Council:







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: Feb 1, 2016