Menlo Park welcomes and encourages residents' active participation through serving on a City-appointed Commission or Committee. Commissions examine issues of community interest and make recommendations to the City Council on policy matters. Each commission reviews specific subjects and carries out assignments as directed by the City Council or as prescribed by law. Each Commission establishes a 2-year work plan that is in line with the City Council's goals, which guides the commissions' activities and projects.
The City of Menlo Park currently has 11 advisory bodies, including:
The requirements (and length of terms) can vary depending on the advisory body, but in general all applicants must meet the following criteria:
Resident of Menlo Park (specific exceptions exist for certain advisory bodies)
At least 18 years of age
Application form and deadline
Applications can be submitted year round and will be kept on file for when vacancies arise. For specific recruitments, please follow the deadline listed with the vacancy notice above. Download the application form(s) and return it to the City Clerk's Office via email, U.S. mail or in person.