Boards & Commissions

Carmel-by-the-Sea Board Meeting

Carmel-by-the-Sea City Commissions

There are currently five Boards and Commissions: Community Activities & Cultural, Forest and Beach, Planning Commission, Historic Resources Board, and the Harrison Memorial Library Board of Trustees, which advise and assist the City Council in dealing with specific projects, policies, and issues. Terms for the City’s Boards and Commissions expire September 30 of each year.

For further information about serving on a Board or Commission, check out the Board and Commission Member Handbook  or contact Ashlee Wright, City Clerk, at (831) 620-2016 or

The City of Carmel-by-the-Sea is soliciting applications to fill one unexpected vacancy.

The Community Activities and Cultural Commission consists of five members. A two-thirds majority of the Commission must reside in the City, and the remainder may reside in the City’s Sphere of Influence.  Applicants should be interested in and familiar with the creative or performing arts and special events.  The Commission meets monthly on the second Tuesday of each month at 9:30 a.m. in the City Hall Council Chambers. 

Applications will be accepted through 5:00PM, Friday, May 12, 2017. Applications are available here. Interviews will be held Thursday, May 18, 2017. For further information, please contact the City Clerk Ashlee Wright at (831) 620-2016 or