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Vacancies & Applications
Volunteer members of City Committees help shape Arcata's future. Committee members to advise the City Council on a variety of topics including general fund spending, economic development, trail and road maintenance, transportation, historic landmarks, sustainable agriculture, public safety and police services.
Qualifications to Serve on a City Committee
Arcata residents and those who live or work in the Arcata Planning Area are eligible to apply for a seat on a City Committee. Unless it is otherwise noted under specific sections for each committee in Title II, Chapter 3 of the Arcata Municipal Code, most City committees have 7 members. No less than 5 members must be Arcata residents and the remaining 2 members must live or work in the Arcata Planning Area.
To check your residential status, please review the documents below:
If you have questions regarding your residential status or about your eligibility to apply for a seat on a City Committee, please call 707-822-5953 for assistance.
There are currently several open seats on City Commissions/Committees including:
- Planning Commission
- Economic Development Committee
- Public Safety Committee
- Transactions & Use Tax Oversight Committee
- Wetlands and Creeks Committee
- Parks and Recreation Comittee
Please click here for more information or to apply.
Community members who wish to apply to serve on a committee that has no open vacancies are encouraged to fill out this general application form and mail or deliver it to:
Attn: Commissions & Committees
Arcata City Manager's Office
736 F Street
Arcata, CA 95521
You will be notified when a vacancy arises.
For more information regarding upcoming 2022 vacancies on City committees, please review the document below:
The Arcata City Council interviews all qualified committee applicants, and a majority vote of the Council is required to be appointed as a member of a City Committee.
A City Staff Liaison is appointed by the City Manager to assist each Committee with carrying out their roles and to ensure protocol is followed as defined by the following:
- Commission and Committee Handbook, Part I
- Commission and Committee Handbook Part II-The Ralph M. Brown Act
- Commission and Committee Handbook Part III-Appendices
- Conflict of Interest Provisions