Boards and commissions

Some local governments, like the City of Santa Ana, have boards and commissions. Boards and commissions are advisory groups that study specific policy areas and report to the City Council about the work they do when they meet together. This helps the City Council deliberate on common municipal issues that affect the city. We're always looking for people to apply to serve on these boards and commissions. Learn more below about how to participate.


The following apply to most advisory boards/commissions, with the exception of the Measure X Oversight Committee and Youth Commission: you must be a Santa Ana resident and not serve as a treasurer of a political action committee.

Terms of appointment

Most members serve for a term of four years, with a maximum of three full terms and until their respective successors are appointed and qualified.  The terms run concurrent with the term of the appointing City Councilmember. The Mayoral representatives serve for two years, up to four consecutive terms.

Application process

To apply select the board or commission listed on the left-hand side of this webpage. You may contact the City Clerk's Office by email at or by calling (714) 647-6520.

Virtual meetings

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, some board and commission meetings are being conducted virtually. To participate in the meeting,  call (669) 900-9128 and enter Meeting ID 315 965 149#. If you'd like to speak on a specific agenda item or make a general comment during the call, let us know by dialing *9 to virtually raise your hand.

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