Recruitment Process

Vacancies on the Boards and Commissions occur either through scheduled vacancies created by the expiration of a term or through unscheduled vacancies, as a result of resignations during the year. Residents interested in serving on a Board or Committee on may apply.

Per San Buenaventura Ordinance 2019-003, no citizen may serve on more than one Committee, Commission or Board.  Dual appointments are not permitted.

Current Recruitments

Applications for current recruitments must be received by time indicated on the designated due date. Submit application via email to: or by U.S. mail. 

Access the applications (in the table below) by clicking on the committee name.

Vacancy Notices

Local Appointments List - Maddy Act Listing - Updated December 2019

Now Accepting Applications for the General Plan Advisory Committee

The City of Ventura is seeking to form a General Plan Advisory Committee (GPAC) of 10-15 community representatives to collaborate and provide guidance throughout the General Plan Update process. It is critical that each person appointed to the GPAC be willing to perform all required duties for the duration of the planning process, which is anticipated to last through Spring 2023 and will include approximately 18 GPAC meetings.

GPAC members are volunteers and receive no payment for their work. Applications are due September 30, 2020.

Click here to read more. 

GPAC Application

Current Boards & Commission Recruitments

Board & Commission Name Position/Term Ending Application Due Date
Arts and Culture Commission

1 Position  October 22, 2020
Downtown Parking Advisory Committee
3 Positions - June 30, 2024
October 22, 2020
Historic Preservation Committee

1 Position - June 30, 2024 October 22, 2020
Local (Construction) Appeals Board

2 Positions - December 31, 2023 October 22, 2020
Mobile Home Rent Review Board

2 Positions - January 1, 2024 October 22, 2020
Tree Advisory Board  1 Position - 
January 4, 2023

2 Positions - 
January 4, 2024
October 22, 2020
Ventura County Air Pollution Control
District Advisory Committee
1 Position - January 2025 October 22, 2020