Boards & Commissions


Boards and Commissions

There are six City Boards and Commissions:

  • Building Code Board of Appeals
  • Community Activities Commission
  • Forest and Beach Commission
  • Harrison Memorial Library Board of Trustees
  • Historic Resources Board
  • Planning Commission

City Boards and Commissions advise and assist the City Council in dealing with specific projects, policies, and issues.

Terms of office are 4 years, with the exception of the Harrison Memorial Library Board of Trustees who serve 3 year terms. Terms run through April 30. Vacancies occur on a rotating basis each year and the City recruits to fill these vacancies each March and April. 

To serve on a Board or Commission, you must reside either within the City limits or within its sphere of influence.

Contact the City Clerk’s Office for more information (831) 620-2016 or


Apply to be on a City Board or Commission!

Are you passionate about serving the Carmel-by-the-Sea community? Apply to be on one of the City’s Boards or Commissions.

We are looking for applicants for:

  • Historic Resources Board (1 vacancy)

To serve on the Historic Resources Board you must live within the County of Monterey. To serve on all other boards or commissions you must live within the 1-square mile of the Carmel-by-the-Sea City limits OR within the sphere of influence