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Residents who would like to contribute to the quality of life in the City of Santa Clara are encouraged to apply to serve on any of the City’s commissions or committees. Residents may place their names on a list to be contacted whenever an opening occurs. To be placed on the database maintained by the City Clerk’s Office, call 408-615-2220 or email

The City is currently seeking currently seeking members for the Housing Rehabilitation Loan Committee, Historical & Landmarks Commission, and the Senior Advisory Commission. There is also an ADA Advisory Committee, Bicycle Advisory Committee and other committee and commission opportunities.

he deadlines to receive applications for each open commission position and interview dates and times are as follows:


Commission — Deadline to apply 5 p.m. — Interview dates & times:

Housing Rehabilitation Loan Committee: Apply by Sept. 27 at 5 p.m. Interview date and time – Oct. 8 at 6 p.m.

Historical & Landmarks Commission: Apply by Sept. 18. Interview date and time – Sept. 24 at 6 p.m.

Senior Advisory Commission: Apply by Sept. 16. Interview date and time – Sept. 24 at 6 p.m.

Interviews for the Housing Rehabilitation Loan Committee, Historical and Landmarks Commission and Senior Advisory Commission will occur in the City Hall reception lobby.

* The Housing Rehabilitation Loan Committee reviews applicant proposals from low to moderate income homeowners for loans/grants for home improvements. The Committee consists of four members: a City Councilmember and three residents.

* The Historical & Landmarks Commission acts in an advisory capacity to the City Council in all matters pertaining to historical places and landmarks. This Commission provides advice on the names and renaming of streets, museums and the establishment thereof in the City, and the marking and preservation of historical landmarks and places.

* The Senior Advisory Commission acts in an advisory capacity to the City Council in matters affecting people age 50 and older in the City, including health, education, employment, housing, transportation and recreation. The Commission consists of seven Commissioners that are volunteers and are appointed by the City Council.

If you are a registered or eligible voter (or in the case of the Youth Commission, a Santa Clara resident, age 12-19), and are interested in serving on any board/commissions/committees, contact the City Clerk’s Office, 1500 Warburton Ave., Santa Clara, 95050. You may call the Clerk’s Office on weekdays at 408-615-2220, email or visit


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