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Applications & Vacancies


Volunteers Wanted!

The City of Santa Barbara is seeking individuals to serve on the various City Advisory Groups. Members of these groups play an important role in shaping our community through active participation. 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

Annual Recruitment 2024

The Annual Advisory Group Recruitment schedule is as follows:

Application Deadline:

  • Applications received past the deadline will be kept on file and included in the NEXT scheduled recruitment.
  • Applications kept on file remain valid for a period of one-year from date of submission and can be used in future recruitments while still valid.

Yet To Be Determined


In order to be considered for appointment, applicants must attend an interview from City Council. Santa Barbara Youth Council applicants must attend an interview with both the City Council and the current Youth Council.

Appointments are not made - applicants must show up to any interview date that works best for them.

Yet To Be Determined 


Yet To Be Determined

Applications may be submitted as follows:

Applications are available year-round and can be submitted at any time. Submitted applications are valid for a period of one-year from the submission date. Applications submitted by the posted Application Deadline will be considered for that current recruitment. 

Please note: completed applications are considered public records and are subject for production if requested, per Government Code § 7920.530.

Additional information concerning the function of these Advisory Groups, meeting times, and the application process 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