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Boards, Commissions & Committees

The City of Carlsbad has a number of boards and commissions that provide input to the City Council. All meetings are open to the public.


Parks & Recreation Commission Unscheduled & Scheduled Vacancies


The Appointment Process

Appointments to the boards, commissions and committees are made by the Carlsbad City Council as vacancies occur.  The length of term for appointments varies depending upon the vacancy and position. The appointment policy and process are outlined in the Carlsbad Municipal Code section 2.06.070.

  • Applicants must be 18 years of age or older, a registered voter and a resident of Carlsbad (see Carlsbad Municipal Code 2.08.090). Some board or commission positions may have additional requirements or preferred areas of expertise.
  • Applications for appointments should be filed with the Office of the City Clerk.

In addition to the above mentioned, as an appointed member certain requirements are to be met:

  • AB 1234 Training - two (2) hours of mandatory ethics training are required every two (2) years.
  • Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) - Filing of Statement of Economic Interests Form 700.

Knowledge of:

  • Learn more about boards and commissions
  • Apply to serve
  • See current membership
  • See a list of all boards and commissions