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


Planning Commission Applications due no later than October 23, 2020 at 5:00 pm


Planning Commission Information Night

Tuesday, October 20, 2020 5:30PM via Zoom

Or Telephone:
    Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):
        US: +1 669 900 6833 
Webinar ID: 881 8370 7487

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 (generally 6:00 pm and later).  Alternate dates are not available at this time.

The next meeting of the City Council Subcommittee to conduct interviews is To Be Determined.   

Advisory Body             Interview Date           




Local Agency Appointments List

The City of Livermore encourages residents to apply for positions on City Boards, Commissions, and Committees that will have vacancies in 2020. To highlight upcoming vacancies, the agency posts the Local Commission List (Maddy Act). In compliance with the requirements of the Maddy Act, Government Code 54970, the following appointment list is posted on an annual basis by December 31. It shows all current members of City Commissions and Committees and the dates of their terms of office as of the time of this posting.