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City of Porterville
291 North Main Street
Porterville, CA 93257
(559)782-7499
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Boards, Commissions, and Standing Committees


Request for Appointment

Have you ever considered volunteering a small portion of your time to be a member of a city committee, board or commission? 

Applications for City Committees and Commissions are taken on an on-going basis and vacancies are filled as they become available.  Applications may be mailed, e-mailed, faxed or hand delivered to the City Clerk’s office at 291 N. Main Street.

Request for Appointment Form

Vacancy Announcements

Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Citizens' Advisory and Housing Opportunity Committee
There is currently a vacant seat on the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Citizens' Advisory and Housing Opportunity Committee. This is a one-year term from date of appointment. The CDBG Committee serves in an advisory capacity to the City Council regarding program design, implementation, and assesment, to ensure that Porterville residents are given a full opportunity to participate in the CDBG program. This Committee consists of seven residents of the city, appointed annually by the City Council. The Committee meetings are held yearly, or as needed.

Arts Commission
There is currently one youth vacancty on the Arts Commission. The Arts Commission serves in an advisory capacity to the City Council regarding the development and promotion of practices and policies pertaining to the Arts. The Arts Commission consists of five members, plus one youth member. The term of office shall be three (3) years with terms with the exception of the youth representative who serves a one (1) year term. Those members represent four areas of arts: 1) theatrical/ performing arts; 2) visual/graphic; 3) music; and 4) youth. The Commission shall hold regular meetings, the time and place thereof which shall be determined by the Commission.

Parks and Leisure Services Commission
There is currently one (1) vacancy on the Parks and Leisure Services Commission. This Commission serves in an advisory capacity to the City Council on any matters concerning Parks and Leisure Services, and is comprised of eight (8) members with staggered four (4) year
terms. To be eligible for appointment, individuals must reside within the City of Porterville and represent a cross-section of the community. The Commission shall hold regular meetings, the time and place of thereof which shall be determined by the Commission. Currently, the Commission meets on the first Thursday of each month at 5:30 p.m. in City Hall.

Transaction and Use Tax Oversight Commitee
There are currently two (2) vacancies on the Transactions and Use Tax Oversight Committee. The charge of this committee is to monitor the expenditure of General Fund Revenues derived from the Transactions and Use Tax for  Public Safety, Police, and Fire Protection and the Transactions and Use Tax for Puiblic Safety and Essential City Services. The Committee is comprised of ten members of the public each serviing four-year terms, and is required to meet at least once annually after the adoption of the budget. To be eligible for appointment, individuals must either be a Porterville resident, business owner, or business operator. Committee members receive no compensation.

Library Facility Planning Committee
There are currently two (2) vacancies on the Library Facility Planning Committee. This Committee serves in the advisory capacity to the City Council. Its purposes is to coordinate the study and planning of a new modernized library facility, and is comprised of seven members with a two-year term. To be eligible for appointment, individuals must reside within the City of Porterville and represent a cross-section of the community. The Committee shall hold regular meetings, the time and place of thereof which shall be determined by the Committee. It's anticipated the Committee will meet one or two times a month.

Anyone wishing to serve on a commission or committee is hereby invited to submit a Request for Appointment to the City Clerk.  All Requests will then be forwarded to the City Council for its consideration.  The Request for Appointment forms are available on the City’s website at www.ci.porterville.ca.us, or at the Office of City Clerk at City Hall.

For further information please contact Patrice Hildreth at 782-7447.

Maddy Act - Local Commissioner List
In compliance with the requirements of the Maddy Act, Government Code Section 54972, the link above is a list of City of Porterville commission and committee members whose terms run through December 2018. 

Note - The names on this list are subject to change based on term exprirations and resignations that occur during the year.  Please refer to the corresponding commission or committe page for current membership rosters.

This list is to remain posted until December 31st of each year.


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