Departments

Local Appointments

Notice of Vacancy:
Parks, Recreation and Community Services Commission

While governmental policy for the City is decided by the City Council, there are areas of decision-making which benefit from the advice and counsel of qualified citizens.  For these reasons, the City Council has established a variety of advisory bodies which address specific needs within their particular realm of responsibility.  Members are appointed from the community-at-large.  No member represents a business, district, or organization.  Each member and the advisory body as a whole, is concerned with the general public good.  Where personal interest conflicts with the general welfare of the public, the latter must prevail.  Members should make a conscientious effort to attend all meetings.  Attendance is a fundamental responsibility as irregular attendance lessens one’s ability to study all aspects of items under consideration.

Currently, there are seven boards, commissions, and committees (advisory bodies or bodies) with local appointments:

  • City of Santa Clarita Board of Library Trustees
  • City of Santa Clarita Planning Commission
  • City of Santa Clarita Parks, Recreation and Community Services Commission
  • City of Santa Clarita Arts Commission
  • City of Santa Clarita Open Space Preservation District Financial Accountability and Audit Panel
  • North County Transportation Coalition
  • Greater Los Angeles County Vector Control District Board of Trustees


The Board of Library Trustees, formed when the City assumed public library responsibilities, and the Planning Commission, responsible for the physical development of the City, are permanent bodies.

The Parks, Recreation, and Community Services Commission, the Arts Commission, and the Financial Accountability and Audit Panel were created by City Council.

Additionally, the City Council appoints trustees to the Greater Los Angeles County Vector Control District and the North County Transportation Coalition as local representatives.

Public service offers rewarding experiences and helps shape our community’s future. Information provided below may assist you in your decision to apply for a position:

Making the Leap to Public Service: What to Know about Ethics Laws Before You are Elected or Appointed

Commission Information

Applicants must be 18 years or older and must maintain their principal residence in the City of Santa Clarita during their term of office.

Please feel free to contact the City of Santa Clarita at (661) 259-CITY (2489) or browse through this website for further information regarding the City’s various departments and activities.