Boards, Commissions & Citizen Advisory Committees

Public involvement is crucial to the City's decision-making process, and appointed advisory bodies are an important and valued part of City government. There are particular areas of decision-making which benefit from the advice and counsel of qualified residents. By advising the Mayor, City Council and staff, bringing new ideas to the table, and representing all of the diverse elements of our community, members of advisory bodies assist the Mayor and City Council in making the best, most informed decisions possible, for the benefit of the community.

Serving on one of the City's boards, commissions or citizen advisory committees can be a fascinating and rewarding experience. Members are charged with formulating new ideas, information gathering, receiving public testimony and comments, analyzing complex issues, and making recommendations on specific projects and broad policy issues to help the Mayor and City Council to make better-informed decisions.

If you are a registered voter within the City of San Bernardino and have an interest in serving on a City board, commission or citizen advisory committee we invite to submit an application or call the City Council's Office at 909-384-5188 for more information. Click here to download an application.

If you don't know which Ward you reside in, click here to use the Find My Ward look-up search function.

Application Process

Applications are accepted year-round and vacancies are filled as they become available. Applicants must reside within San Bernardino city limits and be a registered voter. Some advisory positions may have other requirements, please review the descriptions below prior to applying.

Completed applications and supplemental information (if applicable) may be submitted either electronically, by mail or in-person to the City Council Office as follows:

Electronically: Cou[email protected]
By Mail: 290 North D Street, San Bernardino, CA 92401
In-Person: 290 North D Street, 1st Floor - City Information Center, San Bernardino, CA 92401

Boards, Commissions and Citizen Advisory Committees

Contact Us

City Council Office
290 North D Street
San Bernardino, CA 92401

P: (909) 384-5188

Office Hours
Monday-Thursday
7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Friday
7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.