Commissions, Committees, & Advisory Bodies
This page last updated: April 5, 2021
Thank you for your interest in advisory bodies to the Santa Cruz County Board of Supervisors. The Board appoints residents of Santa Cruz County to positions on more than 40 advisory bodies established to provide advice and recommendations to the Board in a variety of subject areas, as well as to a few agencies which, while not advisory to the Board of Supervisors, include representatives appointed by the Board. While some of these entities are mandated by State law, most were established by the Board to facilitate citizen involvement in government and to assist the Board in its decision making process. There are at-large appointments, where any member of the Board can nominate an appointee. There are also district appointments, where an individual Supervisor nominates appointees, usually residents of his or her supervisorial district. In addition, some appointees are required to represent particular groups and/or interests. In all cases, the Board as a whole makes the final appointment.
If the name of an advisory body is underlined, it indicates a link to that body's own home web page. If you are interested in learning more about a particular advisory body, you may click on the first link under the group's name. The second link under each name provides the name and phone number of the County employee who provides staff support to that advisory body. Clicking on the name allows you to send an email to that person. Finally, there is also a link to the general commission and committees County Code Chapter 2.38 that contains rules governing all of the advisory bodies.
If you would like to review a list of current advisory body vacancies, click on the VACANCY button at the top of the page. (Please note that you may apply for appointment to any County advisory body at any time, whether or not there are current vacancies.)
To apply for appointment to a County advisory body on-line, please click on the APPLY NOW button at the top of the page.
* A specific application for appointment to the Workforce Development Board is available by clicking here.