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: