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City Council Advisory Groups
Annual Advisory Group Recruitment Begins October 3, 2017

Updated Vacancies as of 10/13/17

Volunteers Wanted!

 Download an Advisory Group Application

The City of Santa Barbara is seeking individuals to serve on the various City Advisory Groups. Currently the City has 43 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 - Local Appointments List - Maddy Act.

The Schedule will be as follows:

Application Schedule for Board and Commission Applications
Notice of Annual Recruitment: Tuesday, October 3, 2017
List of Vacancies and Vacancy Notices Posted:

Advisory Groups Vacancy Notices

Advisory Groups Vacancy List

Application Deadline: Thursday, November 2, 2017 at 5:30 p.m.

Interviews by Council (in Council Chambers, 735 Anacapa St):

Tuesday, November 14, 2017, at 4:00 p.m. (estimated time)

Tuesday, November 21, 2017, at 4:00 p.m. (estimated time)

Tuesday, December 5, 2017, at 6:00 p.m. (estimated time)

Interviews by Santa Barbara Youth Council  FOR APPLICANTS TO YOUTH COUNCIL ONLY (at Louise Lowry Davis Center, 1232 De La Vina St):

Monday, November 6, 2017 at 5:30 p.m.

Thursday, November 9, 2017 at 5:30 p.m.


Tuesday, December 12, 2017.

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) 564-5309.

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: Nov 3, 2017
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