Boards & Commissions

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Carmel-by-the-Sea City Commissions

There are five City 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. To serve on a Board or Commission, you must reside either within the City limits or within its sphere of influence. You may access the sphere of influence map here.

Currently, there is one (1) unanticipated vacancy on the Community Activities and Cultural Commission. The application period for this vacancy has been EXTENDED. Applications are due to the City Clerk's office no later than 5:00 p.m. on Friday, October 27, 2017 and are available here.

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