Boards & Commissions

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Carmel-by-the-Sea City Commissions

There are currently six Boards and Commissions: Community Activities & Cultural, Forest and Beach, Planning Commission, Historic Resources Board, the Harrison Memorial Library Board of Trustees, and Hospitality Improvement District Advisory Board. These Boards advise and assist the City Council in dealing with specific projects, policies and issues. Members of these Boards and Commissions are nominated by the Mayor and ratified by a majority vote of the City Council. Vacancies on various Boards and Commissions occur in October of each year. Unscheduled vacancies can occur throughout the year.

There are now vacancies on the Planning Commission (term ending 2017), Community Activities and Cultural Commission (term ending 2018), and Harrison Memorial Library Board of Trustees for a term ending in 2019. Applications for the three vacancies will be accepted Monday, May 2 through 5:00PM, Friday, May 20, 2016. Applications are available here. Interviews will be held Tuesday, May 24, Wednesday, May 25, and Thursday, May 26, 2016. 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