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Volunteers Wanted!

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.


Recruitment Schedule for Boards & Commissions - FALL 2022

Notice of Recruitment

September 13, 2022

Resignation deadline

September 21, 2022

Application Deadline for Recruitment

October 10, 2022 at 5:00 p.m.

Interview by Council (in Council Chambers, 735 Anacapa St)

  • November 1, 2022 at 4:00pm (est. time);
  • November 8, 2022 at 4:00pm (est. time);
  • November 15, 2022 at 6:00 p.m. (est. time)

Appointment for Recruitment

December 6, 2022

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Applications may be submitted as follows:

  • Online at
    • *Please note that the online application will ask questions about your driver’s license information, proof of right to work in the U.S., and work preferences (days/times). Unfortunately, these sections cannot be removed from the application, but your responses to these questions WILL NOT impact your eligibility in any way.*

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.

City of Santa Barbara
City Clerk's Office