The Mill Valley City Council is seeking applicants to serve, contribute and to utilize the top talent that exists among the residents of the community for the City’s various Boards, Commissions and Committees. New terms begin March 1st for a three-year period (unless noted otherwise). Members may serve no more than two consecutive terms. These appointments are made by the City Council and serve without financial compensation.
ARTS COMMISSION - Two members’ terms are expiring, of which, both incumbents are eligible to reapply, and there is one unscheduled vacancy which the City also needs to fill. The Commission arranges exhibits at City Hall and the Community Center, sponsors concerts in the Plaza as well as the annual ‘Click Off’ Photography Event. This is a hands-on working group that coordinates special artistic events along with its monthly “First Tuesday Art Walk.” The Commission needs task-oriented, focused members committed to community outreach. Meetings are the second Tuesday evening of each month. Please note that the openings are available to individuals who live outside of City limits but within the Mill Valley School District.
BICYCLE AND PEDESTRIAN ADVISORY COMMITTEE– Two members’ terms are expiring and of those, one incumbent is eligible to reapply. The purpose of this Committee is to recommend bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure improvements and updates to the City Council. Meetings are held approximately every other month at City Hall. Please note that one opening is available to individuals who live outside of City limits but within the Mill Valley School District.
EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS COMMISSION – One member has resigned from the Commission and the City needs to fill the unscheduled vacancy. There are also two members with expiring terms, of which, one incumbent is eligible to reapply. The Commission advocates the need for ongoing emergency preparedness and helps identify, organize and liaison with neighborhoods, businesses, and schools. They assist with educating residents on ways to be self-sufficient in a disaster and encourage CERT training. Meetings are the second Thursday of every month at City Hall. One opening is available to individuals who live outside of City limits but within the Mill Valley School District.
LIBRARY BOARD OF TRUSTEES – One member’s term is expiring and they are eligible to reapply. This advisory board meets on the second Thursday evening of every month. Trustees advise the City Librarian on matters related to the Library, advocate for the Library, and make reports to City Council. Please note that the opening is only available to individuals who live within City limits.
MARIN COUNTY COMMISSION ON AGING - No current vacancies.
PARKS AND RECREATION COMMISSION- Two members’ terms are expiring and both incumbents are eligible to reapply. This five member Commission meets on the first Wednesday evening of each month at City Hall to review issues pertaining to City parks, recreation facilities, and equipment. The Commission also studies the City’s tree planting and replacement program. Please note that one opening is available to individuals who live outside of City limits but within the Mill Valley School District.
PLANNING COMMISSION – Two members’ terms are expiring and one is eligible to reapply. Pursuant to the Mill Valley Municipal Code, the Commission shall consist of five residents of the City of Mill Valley appointed by the City Council. In order to include persons with design expertise on the Commission, at least two members of the Commission shall be licensed architects, architects-in-training, licensed landscape architects, landscape architects-in-training, or urban planners. The pending vacancy is to be filled by a design professional as noted above. The Commission acts on design review and land use entitlement requests and develops ordinances to implement the General Plan. Meetings are held on the second and fourth Tuesday of the month in the Council Chambers at City Hall. Applicants must be registered voters and live within the City limits of Mill Valley.
MARIN/SONOMA MOSQUITO AND VECTOR CONTROL DISTRICT - No current vacancies.