Commissions and committees

Menlo Park welcomes and encourages residents' active participation through serving on a city commission or committee. Advisory commissions examine issues of community interest and make recommendations to the City Council on policy matters. Each advisory commission reviews specific subjects and carries out assignments as directed by the City Council or as prescribed by law. Each advisory commission establishes an annual work plan that is in line with the City Council's goals, which guides the commissions' activities and projects.

Menlo Park currently has eight City Council advisory bodies, as well as the Independent Redistricting Commission.

Current commission and committee vacancies

There are no current vacancies. Commission/committee applications submitted to the City Clerk will be kept on file for one year.


The requirements (and length of terms) can vary depending on the advisory body, but in general all applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Resident of Menlo Park (specific exceptions exist for certain advisory bodies)
  • At least 18 years of age

Application form and deadline

Applications can be submitted year round and will be kept on file for when vacancies arise. For specific recruitment's, please follow the deadline listed with the vacancy notice. Download the application form(PDF, 1019KB) and submit it to the City Clerk's Office via online form, email or U.S. mail (as applicable).

Contact us

Judi Herren

City Clerk