Commissions and Boards are City Council appointed advisory bodies that serve as an important link between the City Council and Community by providing direct involvement in policy-making and communication of vital information. Serving on a Commission or Board is done on a voluntary basis and requires work and commitment, but is a very rewarding experience. It provides an opportunity to become intimately aware of the operating policies and problems of municipal government in general and of specific departmental units. It offers a means to participate in community affairs, to work with a variety of interesting people, and to help shape City policy.
The Mayor, with the advice and consent of the City Council, makes appointments to Commissions and Boards, while the City Manager designates department heads or other staff members to regularly attend meetings of advisory bodies to provide technical support as may be required.
Advisory bodies are required to hold at least one regular meeting per month, on a day and time approved by resolution of the City Council, and each advisory body is required to elect a chair and vice chair annually. Advisory bodies also submit an Annual Report to City Council that includes a summary of the activities of the preceding year and describes, where applicable, proposed projects or activities for the coming year.
For more information regarding Seaside’s Commissions or Boards, please use the navigation tabs on the left to explore the roles and duties of any of the specific advisory bodies.
If you would like to become a member of a Commission, Committee or Board, please complete an application and submit it to the City Clerk’s office. Should any vacancies occur, the City Clerk’s Office will forward your application to the Council for consideration.