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Membership on a City of Goleta committee, commission, or board is the perfect way to stay involved with the community. Although the duties of task of each board and committee are different, they all assist the City Council by acting as a direct line of communication. Below are brief summaries of each board, commission, and committee. To see a list of our current Board and Commission members, click hereApplications are now being accepted for the Public Tree Advisory Commission and Design Review Board.  Applications can be found here.

Design Review Board 
Seven members are appointed to the Board by the City Council. Four must be residents of the city and two must be licensed architects and landscape professionals. Appointments are for three year terms and are staggered. Sign up to receive email or text notice of Design Review Board meetings. NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS. Learn more here

Library Advisory Committee 
One member is appointed to this committee by the City Council. Appointments are one year terms. Sign up to receive email or text updates on the Goleta Library.  

Parks and Recreation Commission
This commission advises the City Council on issues related to recreational activities and local parks. It is composed of seven members. One must be a student and members will be elected to a four year term, with the exception of the student who will serve for one year. Members of this commission are paid $50 per meeting. Sign up to receive Recreation updates via email or text.

Planning Commission 
The Planning Commission consists of five members. Each member is appointed by a City Council member and serves for a term that mirrors the term of the appointing Council member. Sign up to receive email or text notice of Planning Commission meetings.

Public Engagement Commission 
This commission advises the City Council on issues related to engaging the public. It is composed of seven members, all of whom must be residents of the City of Goleta.  There are no terms and the Commission meets 6 times per year. Members of this commission are paid $50 per meeting. Sign up to receive email or text updates on this Commission.

Public Tree Advisory Commission
This commission advises the City Council on issues related to the development and goals of the Goleta Urban Forest Plan. It is composed of five members who have an interest in or experience with urban forestry or landscaping. Members are elected to four year terms and meetings are held on an as-needed basis. NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS. Learn more here.

Santa Barbara Coastal Vector Control District of Trustees
One member is appointed to the Board by the City Council. Appointments are two year terms.

Standing Naming Committee 
Members of this committee are appointed by City Council. It is composed of four members, two of which are community members appointed by the City Council, and two members of City Council. Terms are for two years.