Apply by March 29 to serve on a Commission or Committee

City seeks volunteers for Commissions & Committees

Application deadline 5pm on Wednesday, March 29th

Published March 6, 2023

The City of Piedmont is now accepting applications to fill upcoming vacancies on several Commissions and Committees. Applications can be completed online and are due by 5:00 p.m., March 29th. Mandatory in-person interviews will be held the evening of Tuesday, April 4th.

Serving on a Commission or Committee helps keep Piedmont moving forward. Piedmont is a city of volunteers, from the City Council to the Board of Education to the dozens of residents who serve on one of the City’s 13 volunteer Commissions, Boards, and Committees. The residents entrusted to serve on these bodies act the City’s eyes and ears, listening to community input, identifying and studying percolating issues, and making recommendations to the City Council for action.

Many of the programs that Piedmonters enjoy today were initiated and/or first reviewed by Commissions, including pickleball at City courts, Heritage Trees, annual Planning Commission design awards, and the Map Your Neighborhood program.

Apply Online by March 29th

To apply, submit an online application by 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 29th.

When applying, you’ll be asked to provide contact and basic background information (education, occupation), select which body or bodies you would like to apply to serve on, then provide brief written answers to three questions:

  • What experience do you have related to this appointment?
  • Why are you seeking this appointment?
  • What will you bring to this Commission or Committee?

The application also asks whether you have previously attended or watched a meeting of the body you’re applying to serve on. Archived meeting videos are available streaming on the City’s website.

Applicants needed for vacancies on seven bodies

This year, there are vacancies to fill on seven Commissions and Committees, as well as two additional appointed volunteer positions. For most bodies, members are appointed to 3-year terms, with a limit of two consecutive terms.



Vacancies (# of Incumbents Eligible to Reapply)


Budget Advisory and Financial Planning Committee

Provides comment on five-year projections contained in the City’s proposed annual budget, funding and expenditures from long-term funds, mid-year budget adjustments, and the City’s municipal services tax rate and renewal. Provides financial review of new programs in excess of $250,000/yr.

3 (1)

As needed

Civil Service Commission

Deals with personnel issues including classification and serves as the hearing board in disputes between the City and employees.

1 (0)

As needed

Community Pool Advisory Committee

Serves as a conduit for the community’s voice in the design, refinement, and construction of the Piedmont Community Pool.

1 (0)

As needed

Park Commission

Makes recommendations to City Council about improvements to public parks and manages the street tree improvement program.

3 (0)

Monthly on first Wednesdays, 5:30pm

Planning Commission

Advises the City Council on issues related to planning and building. Makes decisions regarding proposed modifications or construction to homes. Requires approximately 4 hours per month in addition to meeting time.

3 (0)

Monthly on second Mondays, 5:30pm.

Public Safety Committee

Investigates ways to increase public participation in crime reduction and disaster preparedness.

2 (0)


Recreation Commission

Advises City Council on issues regarding recreation programs, sports field development, allocations of field space and other issues.

5 (4)

Monthly on third Wednesdays, 7:30pm.

Other Position


Vacancies (# of Incumbents Eligible to Reapply)

Parking Hearing Officer

Serves as an Administrative Hearing Officer for appeals of parking tickets issued by the City of Piedmont.

2 (2)

Mosquito Abatement Representative

Serves as the City’s trustee on the Board of the Alameda County Mosquito Abatement District.

1 (1)

With questions, contact the City Clerk’s office at (510) 420-3040 or by email at [email protected].