Commissions, Committees & Advisory Bodies


This page last updated: March 17, 2023

Shown below are currently vacant seats on Santa Cruz County Commissions, Committees and Advisory Bodies. Vacant seats are filled via appointment by the Board of Supervisors. Please note that you may apply for appointment to any County advisory body at any time, whether or not there are current vacancies.

If you are interested in serving on a County Advisory body, click on the Apply Now button above and specify the Commission, Committee or Board to which you are seeking appointment and provide the requested information. Please note that some Commissions, Committees and Boards have specific categories of representation. For information on current vacancies and categories of representation, please visit the Vacancies page or call the Clerk of the Board's Office at 454-2323.

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At - Large Vacancies

Any member of the Board can nominate an appointee to fill an At-Large seat. In addition, some appointees are required to represent particular groups and/or interests (see “Special Qualifications” below).

 Assessment Appeals Board 1

Alternate (1)

 Childhood Advisory Council 3

Category 1: Persons representing Consumers (1)

Category 3: Persons representing Public Agencies (2)

Category 4: Persons representing Community Members (1) 

 Commission on Justice and Gender 1

 Representative of the Latinx community (1)

 Emergency Management Council 1

Representative of Emergency Communications Committee of Monterey Bay (1)

 Hazardous Materials Advisory Commission 1

Representive of Fire Protection (1)

 In-Home Supportive Services Advisory Commission 2

Consumer Representative (1)

Representative of an Advocate Organization (1)

 Integrated Waste Management Local Task Force 2 Regular Member (1)
Alternate (1)
 Juvenile Justice & Delinquency Prevention Commission 3

Youth Representative (2)

Regular Member (1)

 Syringe Services Program Advisory Commission 1 Regular Member (1)
 Treasury Oversight Commission 2

Representative of School Districts (1)

Public At-Large Member (1)

 Workforce Development Board 6

Economic Development Representative (1)

Representative of a Labor Organization or Apprenticeship Program (1)

Representative of the Employment Development Department (1)

Local Adult Education Agency (1)

Local Business Representative (2)

A different application is required for the Workforce Development Board.  This application is available by calling 454-4584.

District Vacancies

An Individual Supervisor nominates appointees, usually residents of his or her supervisorial district, to fill a vacant seat for his or her district. In addition, some appointees are required to represent particular groups and/or interests (see “Special Qualifications” below).

District 1 - Supervisor Manu Koenig

Agricultural Policy Advisory Commission 1  


District 2 - Supervisor Zach Friend

 Fish and Wildlife Advisory Commission 1  
 Human Services Commission 1  
Latino Affairs Commission 1  


District 3 - Supervisor Justin Cummings

Housing Advisory Commission 1  
 Human Services Commission 1  


District 4 - Supervisor Felipe Hernandez

 Commission on the Environment 1  
 Fish and Wildlife Advisory Commission 2  
 Seniors Commission 1  
 Substance Use Disorder Commission 2  


District 5 - Supervisor Bruce McPherson

Juvenile Justice & Delinquency Prevention Commission 1