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The City of Santa Barbara is seeking individuals to serve on the various City Advisory Groups. The City has manyAdvisory 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're an individual interested in making a difference in your community, contributing ideas, and being a part of the City team, you are strongly encouraged to apply.

Currently, the City has 69 vacancies on the City Advisory Groups.  If you're interested in serving, please contact the City Clerk's Office at Clerk@SantaBarbaraCA.gov or (805) 564-5309.  Additional information, including a list of the current vacancies and an online application, may be obtained via the City's website at: www.SantaBarbaraCA.gov (Boards and Commissions page).  Deadline for submitting applications related to the annual recruitment is Friday, October 8, 2021, at 5:00 p.m. 

The City Council will conduct interviews of applicants for the recruitment on Tuesday, October 26, 2021, at 4:00 p.m. (estimated time), Tuesday, November 9, 2021, at 4:00 p.m. (estimated time), and Tuesday, November 16, 2021, at 6:00 p.m.  Applicants can choose which interview date to attend, but all applicants must attend an interview in order to be eligible for appointment. City staff will contact applicants for scheduling.

Santa Barbara Youth Council (SBYC) applicants are also required to attend an additional interview conducted by the current SBYC.  The SBYC’s interviews will be Monday, October 4, 2021, Monday, October 18, 2021,  Monday, November 1, 2021, and Monday, November 15, 2021.  All SBYC interviews will be at an estimated time of 5:15 p.m. City staff will contact applicants for scheduling.

Please refer to the City Council and SBYC agendas for remote meeting information.

The City Council will make appointments to the City Advisory Groups on Tuesday, December 7, 2021.



Contact Info

Sarah Gorman, City Clerk Services Manager