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City of Redwood City Opens Recruitment Today for Various Boards, Commissions and Committees

Post Date:03/01/2017 12:09 PM


March 1, 2017

Media Contact:

Jeanne Sullivan




City Urges Those Seeking to Make a Difference in their Community to Apply by April 5, 2017

REDWOOD CITY, CALIF.- Looking to make a difference? The City of Redwood City announced today the recruitment period for various open seats on advisory Boards, Commissions and Committees. The City will start accepting online applications starting today for seven expiring and two new seats.

"Having residents who are committed to working on our Boards, Commissions and Committees is key to getting the local expertise and input we need to help the City keep moving our community forward," said John D. Seybert, City of Redwood City Mayor. "I’m pleased the Council expanded the Complete Streets Committee, which in the past two years since it launched has been instrumental in recommending ways to improve traffic calming and parking programs. I urge residents and non-residents looking to make a direct impact to apply for one of our Boards, Commissions and Committees."

All members serve without compensation and cannot hold any other public office or position in the City while serving. Disclosing economic interests is a requirement to serve on any City Board, Commission, or Committee. All volunteer positions listed below are appointed by the City Council. The City Council may interview all applicants before formal appointment.

Recruitment begins today and runs through April 5, 2017 for these openings below. Use the links below to learn more about each advisory body:

Two seats on the Complete Streets Committee (these people will serve until May 31, 2019);

Two seats on the Library Board (these people will serve until June 30, 2021);

Three seats on the Planning Commission (these people will serve until June 30, 2021); and

Two seats on the Historic Resources Advisory Committee (these are appointed by the Planning Commission and those chosen will serve until July 31, 2020).

To apply go here:

For more information call Silvia Vonderlinden, City Clerk, 650-780-7220 or visit the city's website at  

For more information about the City of Redwood City, visit:


About the City of Redwood City
The City of Redwood City is a San Francisco Bay Area community located in the heart of Silicon Valley, the technology-rich region extending from the San Francisco Peninsula to the foothills of the Santa Cruz Mountains. Redwood City is the third largest city within the County of San Mateo, with 82,881 residents. The city enjoys an average of 255 sunny days a year, which it boasts via the city slogan: "Climate Best by Government Test". Incorporated in 1867, Redwood City will mark its Sesquicentennial Year with celebrations beginning in May 2017. Redwood City is home to the San Mateo County History Museum (located in the county's old courthouse) and the only active deep water port within the south bay of San Francisco. The city's vibrant downtown, quickly becoming known as the entertainment hub of the San Francisco Peninsula, offers residents, visitors, and businesses a unique retail, entertainment, and restaurant experience. For more information, visit the City of Redwood City's website at, or follow Redwood City on TwitterInstagram, and Facebook.

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