City of Mill Valley Needs You

Art Commission, Library Board, Emergency Preparedness and Vector Control Seeking Local Participation;The City of Mill Valley is kicking off its annual Board, Commission & Committee Recruitment process, hoping to fill several vacancies in Mill Valley.

The City of Mill Valley is round out its annual Board, Commission and Committee Recruitment process, hoping to fill several vacancies in Mill Valley. If you are looking to serve your community in a unique way, the City encourages your application.

Applications for each respective Commission are provided in links below, and are available in hardcopy at City Hall at 26 Corte Madera Avenue, Mill Valley.

Applications for all Boards, Commissions and Committees will be accepted until January 30, 2014, at 5:00 p.m.

The following is a  list of openings for 2014 on the City's Boards, Commission and Committees:

  • Art Commission – 3 vacancies (2 incumbents may reapply). 

    The Art Commission enhances the cultural life of the community by promoting the visual and performing arts in Mill Valley and by encouraging the efforts of local artists. The Commission arranges exhibits at City Hall and the Community Center, publishes the First Tuesday gallery guide, and sponsors concerts in the Plaza and other citywide artistic events. It is primarily a "hands on" committee, as Commissioners organize all events, distribute flyers and solicit donations for awards. 

  • Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee - No current vacancies.
  • Emergency Preparedness Commission – 3 vacancies (1 incumbent may reapply). The Emergency Preparedness Commission shall assist the City in preparing for, responding to, recovering from and mitigating a disaster. The Commission's duties include but are not limited to:
    1. Identify and organize community groups, including residential neighborhood associations, schools and businesses.

    2. Promote community emergency response training.

    3. Create and maintain a Doctors' and Nurses' registry

    4. Educate residents on ways to be self sufficient in a disaster.

    5. Make recommendations to the City Council on preparedness matters. 

  • Library Board of Trustees – 1 vacancy (incumbent is not eligible to reapply). The board of library trustees shall have the power and it shall be the duty of such board to:

    l. Oversee and advise the Librarian on all matters relating to the library;

    2. Set policy on all matters pertaining to the use of the library building and the use of all library materials and equipment contained therein;

    3. Set policy on all matters pertaining to the selection and purchase of library books and


    4. Advise and make recommendations regarding additions or structural changes to the library building and equipment;

    5. Review and make recommendations on the annual budget before its presentation to the

    City Council;

    6. Assist the Librarian and the City Council in negotiating contractual arrangements with other library jurisdictions;

    1. Serve as the library's representative at state or national meetings of library trustees;

    2. Act on any suggestions coming from the citizens ofMill Valley concerning the operation of the library. 

  • Parks and Recreation Commission – No current vacancies.
  • Planning Commission – 3 vacancies (1 incumbent may reapply). 

    B. Duties and Responsibilities. The Planning Commission shall have the power, and it shall be the duty and responsibility of the Commission to develop and maintain a General Plan, develop such ordinances as may be necessary or desirable to implement the City General Plan, review and act on zoning and subdivision entitlements for consistency with General Plan policies and this Code, periodically review the Capital Improvement Program, and perform such other functions as the City Council may request. In performing its duties, the Planning Commission shall be governed by the provisions of the Subdivision Map Act and the Planning, Zoning and Development Laws of the State of California and applicable provisions of other State laws and this Code. 

  • Marin County Commission on Aging – No current vacancies.
  • Marin/Sonoma Mosquito Vector Control Board – 1 vacancy (incumbent may reapply). 

For more information about volunteering for one of the City's Boards, Commissions or Committees, please contact:

Kelsey Rogers, City Clerk/Administrative Analyst, Mill Valley City Hall 

(415) 388-4033, krogers@cityofmillvalley.org


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