City seeks volunteers for commissions and committees

Finance Director Mike Szczech presents a mid-year update on the City budget at a recent meeting of the Budget Advisory and Financial Planning Committee. (Photo credit: City of Piedmont)

Applications are now open for appointments to seven City of Piedmont Commissions or Committees.

Serving in these volunteer positions is an excellent way to learn more about the inner workings of City government and to help keep Piedmont moving forward.

At Commission or Committee meetings, you’d hear reports from City staff about current and proposed services, policies, and programs and help shape the direction they take by providing valuable insight and resident perspectives. Learn more about the work Commissioners do by watching past meetings on the City’s online video archive.

Apply online at Applications are due by 5pm on Friday, March 15. Mandatory in-person interviews will be held the evening of Monday, March 25.

12 vacancies across 7 bodies

The Council will appoint a total of 12 seats on seven Commissions and Committees. For most bodies, members are appointed to 3-year terms, with a limit of two consecutive terms. Vacancies are available on:

Budget Advisory and Financial Planning Committee
Civil Service Commission
Park Commission
Planning Commission
Police and Fire Pension Board
Public Safety Committee
Recreation Commission

Apply online by March 15

To apply, submit your online application by 5pm on March 15. You’ll be asked to provide contact and basic background information (education, occupation), select which body you would like to serve on, and provide brief written answers to three questions:

  • What experience do you have related to this appointment?
  • Why are you seeking this appointment?
  • What will you bring to this Commission or Committee?
Interviews on March 25

Applicants must attend an in-person interview at City offices in the evening of Monday, March 25 to be considered for appointment. Interviews will be conducted by the City Council and will last roughly 5 minutes each. The interview schedule will be provided to applicants on Friday, March 22.

With questions, contact the City Clerk’s office at (510) 420-3040 or by email to

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