Call for Applications

Applications are now being accepted for a number of opportunities to serve on local Associations, Boards and Commissions.

Call for Applications for Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCo 2021) Alternate Public Seat
Deadline: March 31, 2021

Applications are now being accepted for the appointment of the Alternate Public Member to the Commission.  Any person wishing to apply for the position may download an application here, or by calling (415) 448-5877 or sending an email to

The Commission, which is established by State law, has regulatory power over the formation and boundary changes of cities and special districts (e.g., annexations.) In addition, the Commission is responsible for determining sphere of influence (ultimate service areas) for all cities, and special districts within the County of Marin.  Composition of the Commission includes two members of the Board of Supervisors, two City Council members, two Special District members, and a representative of the general public. Each category has one alternate member seated at the board meetings in the absence of the regular member.

The Commission normally meets at 7:00 PM on the second Thursday, every even month. They are meeting via Zoom indefinitely due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Appointment Process and Important Deadlines - The Commission will accept applications for service as the Public Member through March 31, 2021.  Interviews of the applicants will be conducted at the regular Commission meeting on April 8, 2021.  The member selected would be seated for the shorter two-year term beginning May 1, 2021 through April 30, 2023.
  • Qualifications - Candidates must reside in Marin County.  The candidate also cannot be an officer or employee of Marin County, or of any city or district within the County of Marin.  During the selection process, the Commission shall consider the applicant’s qualifications and why the applicant wants to serve on the commission. 
  • Questions? Contact Jason Fried, Executive Officer for more information at (415) 448-5877 or email staff@marinlafco.orgMore About LAFCo

Open Seat on Tam Design Review Board
Deadline: Open until filled

There is a vacancy on the Tamalpais Design Review Board (TDRB), which serves as an advisory and resource body for land use and zoning applications in some unincorporated neighborhoods of southern Marin County. The appointing authority is the Marin County Board of Supervisors.

The TDRB is a liaison to the Board of Supervisors, the Community Development Agency (CDA), the Planning Commission, and the community. Its members review and comment on discretionary land use and zoning applications and community plan amendments within the Tamalpais Planning Area that are referred by CDA. The Tamalpais Planning Area includes the Tamalpais Valley, Homestead Valley, Almonte, Muir Woods Park, and Tennessee Valley.

  • Qualifications: All TDRB members must reside in the Tamalpais Planning Area.  However, one non-resident architect with special expertise relevant to the planning area may serve. Residents with expertise as architects, construction or design professionals, real estate agents or brokers, landscape architects, engineers, business owners, or simply someone interested in serving their community, are invited to apply.
  • How to Apply: Apply online or learn more about the application process by calling the Clerk of the Board of Supervisors at (415) 473-7331. Request an application form via email at or in writing at Clerk of the Board of Supervisors, Suite 329, 3501 Civic Center Drive, San Rafael CA 94903. 

At their meeting on June 15, the City Council reviewed suggested ideas for City action to address racial inequities in the community. A recommendation listed in the Staff Report included: "Create pathways to civic engagement that make it clear BIPOC are welcome to participate and lead in local government." The City of Mill Valley promotes opportunities for civic engagement and activities that inspire action towards eliminating racial disparities, both inside government and in the community. Learn more about the City of Mill Valley's Diversity, Inclusion and Equity initiatives here.