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Board, Commission, and Committee Open Seats


The City of Gilroy will be recruiting to fill volunteer opportunities on various Boards/Committees/Commission seats that are currently vacant and with seats that will expire on 12/31/2022. We will be transitioning to a new web application portal soon. 

Seats Include:

Arts & Culture CommissionOne (1) seat with a term expiring 12/31/2024
One (1) seat with a term expiring 12/31/2025
Building Board of AppealsTwo (2) seats with terms expiring 12/31/2026
Open Government Commission One (1) seat with a term expiring 12/31/2024
Two (2) seats with terms expiring 12/31/2026
Parks and Recreation Commission One (1) seat with a term expiring 12/31/2026
Personnel Commission Two (2) seats with terms expiring 12/31/2026
Physically Challenged Board of Appeals Two (2) seats with terms expiring 12/31/2025
One (1) seat with term expiring 12/31/2026
Planning Commission
One (1) seat with a term expiring 12/31/2023 Two (2) seats expiring 12/31/2026
Youth CommissionOne (1) seat with a term expiring 9/30/2024

Next Interview Date for Open Seats: 12/12/2022 City Council Special Meeting. Interviews are conducted in-person.

Next Appointment Date: 01/09/2023 City Council Regular Meeting

DUE DATE FOR OPEN SEAT APPLICATIONS: Wednesday, November 30, 2022, at 5:00 PM


To be eligible for appointment to any board or commission, a person shall be a qualified registered elector of the City (Gilroy Charter Section 900).
For more information on these Boards, Commissions, and Committees and when they meet, see Functions and Meeting Times of all City Boards, Committees, and Commissions.

City Council will interview applicants at a City Council Meeting held via in-person or Zoom.

Applications may be completed and submitted online.

The City of Gilroy has a number of advisory bodies, each with distinct responsibilities. The primary purpose of these advisory bodies is to gather information, weigh public input, and examine issues in depth to render a recommendation to the City Council and the City Administrator.

Applications for our nine (9) advisory bodies are submitted electronically using the forms below and can be submitted at any time throughout the year.

​Functions & Meeting Times of City Boards, Commissions & Committees

Find resource and training information to understand the roles and responsibilities of Gilroy Boards, Commissions and Committees.