Vacancies & Applications

The City of Mill Valley is committed to promoting an equitable and inclusive environment that is welcoming to all who participate in municipal government. The City seeks diverse representation on its Boards, Commissions, and Committees, and applicants from all backgrounds and life experiences are encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for appointment to the City’s various Boards, Commissions, and Committees.


2023 Vacancies on City Boards, Commissions, and Committees Notice (PDF)

The Mill Valley City Council is seeking applicants to serve, contribute and to utilize the substantial talent that exists among the residents of the community for the City’s various Boards, Commissions and Committees*. New terms begin March 1st 2023 for a three-year period. Members may serve no more than two consecutive terms. These appointments are made by the City Council and serve without financial compensation. 

2023 Recruitment Application Deadline: Wednesday, January 25, 2023, at 5:00 P.M. Submit applications to (PDF preferred) or mail to: City Hall, Attn: City Clerk, 26 Corte Madera Avenue, Mill Valley, CA 94941 (postmarked by the deadline).

Please note that interviews will be held before the City Council’s February 2023 meetings. Applicants will be contacted after the January 25th deadline to finalize interview details. Final appointments will be made prior to the start of the new terms in March, 2023.  


Four members’ terms are expiring, of which all incumbents are eligible to reapply. The Commission arranges exhibits at City Hall and the Community Center, sponsors concerts in the Plaza as well as the annual ‘Click Off’ Photography Event. This is a hands-on working group that coordinates special artistic events along with its monthly “First Tuesday Art Walk.” The Commission needs task-oriented, focused members committed to community outreach. Meetings are the second Tuesday evening of each month. Please note that two of the openings are available to individuals who live outside of City limits but within the Mill Valley School District - Arts Commission Application (PDF)


No current vacancies - Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee Application (PDF)


Three members’ terms are expiring, of which, all incumbents are eligible to reapply. The Commission advocates the need for ongoing emergency preparedness and helps identify, organize and liaison with neighborhoods, businesses, and schools. They assist with educating residents on ways to be self-sufficient in a disaster and encourage CERT training. Meetings are held on the second Thursday of every month at City Hall. The openings are only available to individuals who live inside the City limits of Mill Valley - Emergency Preparedness Commission Application (PDF)


Two members’ terms are expiring, of which, one incumbent is eligible to reapply. This advisory board meets on the second Thursday evening of every month. Trustees advise the City Librarian on matters related to the Library, advocate for the Library, and make reports to City Council. Please note that the openings are only available to individuals who live within City limits - Library Board of Trustees Application (PDF)


No current vacancies - Marin County Commission on Aging Application (PDF)


No current vacancies - Marin/Sonoma Mosquito and Vector Control District Application (PDF)


One member’s term is expiring, and the incumbent is eligible to reapply. This five-member Commission meets on the first Wednesday evening of each month at City Hall to review issues pertaining to City parks, recreation facilities, and equipment. The Commission also studies the City’s tree planting and replacement program. Please note that the opening is only available to an individual who lives within City limits - Parks and Recreation Commission Application (PDF)


Four members’ terms are expiring, of which, all are eligible to reapply. Pursuant to the Mill Valley Municipal Code, the Commission shall consist of five residents of the City of Mill Valley appointed by the City Council. To include persons with design expertise on the Commission, at least two members of the Commission shall be licensed architects, architects-in-training, licensed landscape architects, landscape architects-in-training, or urban planners. One applicant for a vacant seat must be a licensed architect, architect-in-training, licensed landscape architect, landscape architect-in-training, or urban planner (per regulations outlined in Mill Valley Municipal Code Section 72 2.08.140[a]). The Commission acts on design review and land use entitlement requests and develops ordinances to implement the General Plan. Meetings are held on the second and fourth Tuesday of the month in the Council Chambers at City Hall. Please note the openings are only available to individuals who live within City limits - Planning Commission Application (PDF)


The City of Mill Valley accepts applications at any time. Applicants will be contacted once an unscheduled vacancy on a Board, Commission, or Committee occurs or when the City hosts its annual recruitment.

Submit Application to:

For more information, contact the City Clerk at (415) 388-4033 or email the City Clerk at

Updated: January 9, 2023

*Please be aware that some of these positions require the applicant to live within the bounds of Mill Valley City limits. Specific guidelines for residency are noted in the descriptions of each Board, Commission and Committee.

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