Volunteer Boards & Commissions

San Anselmo's Boards,Committees and Commissions provide a vital link between Town government and the community for gathering public input, reviewing projects and making recommendations on key issues. Community members serve 3-4 year terms as designated by their board, committee or commission. Various Town staff and Council members are assigned to committees according to their area of expertise and background.

These bodies serve in an advisory capacity to the Town Council regarding Town policies and programs within their specified scope of responsibility and expertise. This role involves receiving public input, evaluating options and making recommendations to the Council. Many hold monthly meetings at regularly scheduled days and times, while some operate on a more ad hoc basis.

Listed below are the current or upcoming openings for the Town's Boards, Committees and Commissions - vacancies occur throughout the year.  Please visit the website links for more detailed information.

If you are interested, we encourage you to submit a completed application and you will be scheduled for an interview with Town Council. Positions remain open until filled by Town Council.

Board, Committee, Commission (total seats)  Seats Expiring / Vacant
Arts Commission (7 seats + youth) 0
Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee (7 seats + youth)
1 - youth
Board of Review (5 seats) 3
Capital Programs Monitoring Committee (7 seats) 3
Climate Action Commission (7 seats + youth) 1
Economic Development Committee (7 seats) 1
Financial Advisory Committee (5 seats) 1
Flood Committee (7 seats) 3
Historical Commission (11 seats + youth) 0
Library Advisory Board (7 seats + youth) 4
Library Tax Oversight Committee (5 seats) NA
Marin Commission on Aging (1 seat) NA
Marin County Hazardous & Solid Waste Authority (1 seat) NA
Marin Sonoma Mosquito & Vector District (1 seat) NA
Open Space Committee (11 seats + youth) 3
Parks & Recreation Commission (7 seats + youth) 0
Planning Commission (7 seats) 0
Racial Equity Committee (7 seats + youth)
2 + 1 - youth
Ross Valley Paramedic Authority (1 seat)                                             NA
Tax Equity Board (3 seats) 0


Short Term, Ad Hoc or Sub-committees
Reimagine Creek Park Community Advisory Committee 
Millennium Playground Community Advisory Committee
Red Hill Dog Park Committee
Housing Element Advisory Committee

Check here for our Board/Commission/Committee handbook

How to Apply:



To apply, submit an application online


Youth Commissioner Application Link