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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 - FALL 2022

*BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS (Not including Fire and Police Commission)*

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


The City is now accepting applications for the Fire and Police Commission


Notice of Recruitment

October 10, 2022

Application Deadline for Recruitment

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

Interview Date

December 6, 2022

Appointment for Recruitment

December 13, 2022

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Applications may be submitted as follows:

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