Advisory Bodies

Advisory Bodies

Membership on one of the City's nine Advisory Bodies can be a satisfying and challenging experience. Volunteering provides an opportunity to learn about the operating policies and procedures of municipal government. It personifies citizen participation in policy determination and provides an opportunity to play a vital role in the communication process between citizens and elected representatives.  To learn more about the City's advisory bodies, browse the links to the left.

How to Apply for Advisory Bodies

Applications can be submitted to the City Clerk at any time.  Applicants are required to attend a meeting of the Advisory Body for which they plan to apply prior to submitting an application.  Members must reside within the Livermore city limits, with the exception of the Livermore Area Youth Advisory Commission (youth members must attend Livermore schools and are not required to be residents of the city). 

When a vacancy occurs, applicants will be contacted by the City Clerk's Office to arrange an interview with the City Council Subcommittee. Upon completion of the interview process, the City Council Subcommittee makes a recommendation at a regular meeting of the City Council for confirmation of the appointment and the new volunteer is administered the Oath of Office.

For more information on the application process, contact the City Clerk’s Office at (925) 960-4200. Applications may be downloaded from the links in the table below.

Advisory Body Application
 City Historian  Application (PDF)
 Commission for the Arts  Application (PDF)
 Planning Commission  Application (PDF)
 Youth Advisory Commission  Application (PDF)
 All other City advisory bodies  Application (PDF)

 Please note that some advisory body members are required to file a Statement of Economic Interests (Form 700), a public document disclosing certain business, property, and investment holdings which might conflict with the member's decisions.

Current and Upcoming Opportunities

To view information on each advisory body, click the links below:


Airport Commission - 2 positions

Beautification Committee - 1 position

Commission for the Arts - 3 positions

Human Services Commission - 5 positions 

Livermore Area Youth Advisory Commission - 2 youth positions and 3 adult positions

Livermore Housing Authority - 1 at-large position and 1 position for tenant members 62 years or older

Subcommittee Interview Dates

If you are applying for one of the above advisory body opportunities, please save the interview date. Appointments will be scheduled with the interview subcommittee in the evening hours (6:00 pm and later).  Alternate dates are not available at this time.

Advisory Body             Interview Date           
Airport Commission  Thursday, October 3, 2019
Beautification Committee  Thursday, September 19, 2019
 Commission for the Arts  Thursday, September 19, 2019
Human Services Commission  Thursday, October 3, 2019
 Livermore Area Youth Advisory Commission  Thursday, September 19, 2019
 Livermore Housing Authority  Thursday, September 19, 2019