Annual Recruitment for Advisory Groups

Authored on
April 21, 2022

The City of Santa Barbara is seeking individuals to serve on its various City Advisory Groups. The City has more than 40 Advisory Groups and the members of these groups play an important role in shaping our community. 

Lesley Wiscomb called her 12 years working on several City Advisory Groups an “exceptionally rewarding experience.”

“Those affiliations have allowed me to learn, share knowledge and be more actively engaged in our community, and I strongly encourage anyone who wants similarly fulfilling opportunities to apply. Your time and voice are needed and greatly appreciated,” she said.

Dena Davis said she enjoyed learning about the various City departments and programs in her role on the Library Advisory Board.

"Working with our library director and fellow board members to support the essential programs and services our library staff provides the community is a rewarding and meaningful experience. I'm so glad I jumped in to participate," Davis said. 

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.

  • Application Deadline:  Monday, May 9, 2022, at 5:00 p.m.
  • Interviews by the City Council: 
    • Tuesday, May 24, 2022, at 4:00 p.m. (Estimated Time),
    • Tuesday, June 7, 2022, at 4:00 p.m. (Estimated Time); and
    • Tuesday, June 14, 2022, at 6:00 p.m. (Estimated Time)
  • Appointments:  Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Applications are available online at https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/santabarbara/promotionaljobs

General information about each advisory group (including videos for some of the advisory groups), and the Application for Appointment, list of vacancies, vacancy notices and recruitment schedule may be obtained by accessing the City’s website at: http://www.santabarbaraca.gov/Government/Boards_and_Commissions/, or from the City Clerk’s Office.

If you're interested in serving, please contact the City Clerk's Office at Clerk@SantaBarbaraCA.gov or (805) 564-5309. 



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