The Mayor and her team are recruiting for city residents to serve on board and commissions:
Boards and Commissions are a wonderful way for residents to participate in city government, and currently we are recruiting for several openings. 

  • The City Planning Commission is looking for a representative who has a background in planning, development, and/or preservation. The Mayor prefers someone who has served on another board or commission in the City Of Oakland and will bring a balanced approach to their membership on the commission. We will collect resumes through the end of May and will begin the first round of interviews in June.
  • If your interest is in arts and culture – there are vacancies on both the Cultural Affairs Commission and on the Public Art Advisory Committee.
  • The Commission on Aging has two positions that will become vacant in September.
  • The Commission on Persons with Disabilities has some vacancies as well.
  • Calling out to youth! Citizen’s Police Review Board has a couple of openings and would like at least one youth candidate.
  • And the Violence Prevention and Public Safety Oversight Committees are looking for one or two excellent candidates.

Due to the term limits that pertain to most Boards and Commissions, vacancies in nearly all of them are continuously occurring.  If you are interested in being considered for any of these Boards and Commissions, please send a letter of interest and your resume to Hatzune Aguilar Sanchez at .   

Cross posted from The Mayor’s Newsletter

2 Responses

  1. Lori Zook

    Good information for people to know, but I’m pretty sure there’s no longer a Cultural Affairs Commission, or if there is, it’s been on hiatus for a couple of years.

  2. Ned

    Don’t forget two important pre-requisites: you can’t have said anything bad about our idiot mayor in the past, and you probably should’ve volunteered on her campaign.


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