Getting involved in the Town is a great way to give back to our wonderful community and meet new friends. The following Town Boards and Commissions have vacancies for which volunteers are needed:
The Town Council is seeking applicants to the following Boards, Commissions, and Committees.
Flood Committee – The charge of the Flood Committee is to serve as the Town’s expert representatives on flooding and storm water management issues, to become informed on the hydrologic conditions that affect flooding in San Anselmo, to evaluate possible solutions and to make recommendations to the Town Council. Applicants are recruited from professionals in the fields of engineering, hydrology, flood control and other areas of expertise that relate to the control of storm water. This round we are particularly interested in applicants with expertise in local banking or lending and a local insurance agency, to assist with the FEMA Community Rating System (CRS) Program for Public Information (PPI). The committee consists of 7 members and meets on an as needed basis. There are five seats available.
Historical Commission – The Commission was created to preserve the history of San Anselmo by means of research and the collection and organization of information, photographs and artifacts concerning the Town’s development. The Commission consists of eleven members, including one youth member and meets at 7:30 p.m. on the third Wednesdays of the month in the Historical Museum, located on the first floor of the Library. There is one seat available.
Library Advisory Board – The Board is charged with considering, proposing and recommending guidelines with respect to programs and facilities to meet the library needs of the community, in conjunction with the Town Librarian. The Board consists of seven members, including one youth member and meets on the fourth Thursday of every other month at 4:30 p.m. in the Library. There are two seats available.
Library Parcel Tax Oversight Committee - The purpose of the oversight committee is to ensure transparency and accountability to the voters by reviewing the collection and expenditure of Library tax revenues. The group meets twice a year to review the library budget. There are two seats available.
Mosquito Abatement District Representative – The Board of Trustees of the Mosquito and Vector Control Districts consists of representative members who ensure the agency is responsive to the public health and comfort needs of the residents living within the district. The Board currently meets each month at 7:00 p.m. at the District Headquarters in Cotati. There is one seat available and residents are encouraged to apply.
Parks & Recreation – The Commission advises the Council and the Parks & Recreation staff on the planning of the recreation activities, the development of Town parks and management of public lands. The Commission consists of seven members, including one youth member and meets on the third Tuesday of every month at 7:00 p.m. in the Town Hall Council Chambers. There are four seats available.
Planning Commission – The Commission hears and determines applications for individual zoning changes, planned use developments, design reviews and such. In addition, it evaluates the General Plan and advises the Council, recommending implementing ordinances and broad changes in zoning. The Commission consists of seven members with a range in skills and experience in the following areas:
• Public relations
• Familiarity with various aspects of the San Anselmo community
The Commission meets on the first and third Mondays at 7:00 p.m. in the Town Hall Chambers. There are four seats available.
Quality of Life – The Quality of Life Commission was established to promote sustainability by enhancing opportunities for sustainable practices in San Anselmo, to secure a high quality of life for San Anselmo residents and simultaneously meeting environmental, economic and community needs. The Commission consists of 7 members, plus one youth member and meets regularly on the third Monday at 7:00 p.m. in Historical Museum, located on the first floor of the Library. There are four seats available.
Tax Equity Board – The Board is charged with hearing applications for tax rebate from San Anselmo property owners claiming inability to pay the Town’s Municipal Services Tax and Pension Override Tax. The Board consists of three members and meets once a year in the spring. There is one seat available.