Boards, Commissions and Committees
County government includes those standing and special citizen boards, commissions, committees and task forces formed to advise the Board of Supervisors and County staff on issues and policy and to serve as links to the community. County committees are created as a result of State and Federal legislation, agreements with public or private agencies, and local needs. Boards, Commissions and Committees advise Board of Supervisors on issues relating to the welfare and quality of life in the County. They provide an inter-relationship between the citizenry of the County and the government of the County.
Citizen Advisory Committees range from short-term task-oriented to long-term standing committees with broad-based jurisdictional responsibilities. There are committees for County Service Areas (CSA), health and human services, criminal justice, elderly, planning, land use, parks, libraries, housing, and others.
The following information is available to assist you in participating in a County board, committee or commission.
To apply, follow these steps:
of Opportunities/Vacancies: To see the current
opportunities to serve on a County board, commission or committee,
review the report of current Vacancies/Terms.
For details about each board, including current member rosters, the
terms, duties, and contact person, view the index of
boards, commissions and committees and Fact Sheets.
- Submit Your Application: Complete the "Application to Serve on a Board, Commission, or Committee," and submit it to the Clerk of the Board. To determine the Supervisorial District in which you reside visit the San Diego County Registrar of Voters search page.
For more information on how to apply and what it means to serve on a County board, committee or commission, please visit our "How to Serve," web page.
Report of Local Appointments - Annual Roster Of
Boards, Commissions and Committees (in compliance with the
MADDY Act): This report lists all regular and ongoing boards,
commissions and committees whose members are appointed by the San
Diego County Board of Supervisors. The list contains all appointive
terms which are currently vacant and those that will expire during
the next calendar year, with the name of the incumbent appointee,
the date of appointment, the date the term expires, and the
necessary qualifications for the position. The report also includes
a separate list of all boards, commissions, and committees whose
members serve at the pleasure of the Board of Supervisors.
- For existing members, Incompatible and Non-Profit Incompatible Activities Form (pdf)
- Links to other opportunities to serve on boards and commission in other jurisdictions in the County.