Vacancies & Applications

Now more than ever, community volunteers can make a difference in how the City of Arcata will look and work in the future. The Arcata City Council utilizes committee members to advise them on topics ranging from economic development, trails, and road maintenance, to transportation, sustainable agriculture and police services.

Committee Vacancies

The Public Safety Committee has one open vacancy, and there are two open vacancies on the Historic Landmarks Committee. Please review the packets below for more information or to apply:

General Application 

If you would like to apply to serve on a committee that currently has no vacancies, please fill out this application form and mail or deliver it to:

Attn: Commissions and Committees
Arcata City Manager's Office
736 F Street
Arcata, CA 95521

You will be notified when a vacancy arises. Thank you for your interest in serving our community!


The City Council interviews all qualified applicants. A majority vote of the Council is needed for appointment.


Unless expressly provided under specified sections for each commission and committee in the Arcata Municipal Code Title II, Chapter 3, all boards, commissions and committees shall be comprised of 7 members. No less than 5 members shall be residents of the City of Arcata and the remaining 2 must live or work in the Arcata Planning Area.

Historic Landmarks Committee


Historic Landmarks Committee