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Posted on: May 4, 2022

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Board Commission and Committee Openings

Want to make a difference in your community? Do you have expertise you could share? The City Clerk is accepting applications from City of Napa Residents for a total of FIVE (5) openings: one to serve on the Civil Service Commission;  two to serve on the Cultural Heritage Commission; one to serve on the Napa Valley Transportation Authority Active Transportation Advisory Committee; and one to serve on the Napa County Mosquito Abatement District Board

The Civil Service Commission acts in an administrative capacity for the City Council on issues concerning personnel administration, classified service regulations, appeals by persons in the classified service regarding employment status or condition of employment, and provides recommendations to the City Council on salaries and new classifications in the classified service. The Civil Service Commission consists of five members. Two are appointed by the City Council, two are elected by classified employees, and one member is appointed by the other four Commission Members. These appointments shall be appointed by the City Council. The members of the Civil Service Commission must be residents of the City of Napa for a continuous period of at least one year immediately preceding appointment of the Commission and must be registered voters.  The Civil Service Commission meets on the third Monday of each month. Meetings begin at 5:15 p.m. in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 955 School St., Napa. 

The Cultural Heritage Commission (CHC) is advisory to City Council on matters related to preservation of historic resources, particularly related to the Historic Preservation Element of the City’s General Plan.  This five-member Commission is the decision-making body for Certificate of Appropriateness (See NMC Chapters 2.70.060 and 15.52.)  Each member must be a full-time resident and registered voter of the City of Napa with the exception of two designated “preservation professionals” who may be either City or County residents.   Qualifications include a demonstrated knowledge or interest in historic preservation or a preservation related field the historic the historic resources of the city, architecture, or urban design. Two designated “preservation professionals” must have professional experience in the field of architecture, landscape architecture, history, architectural history, rehabilitation and construction, urban planning, or other historic preservation related disciplines.  One appointment shall fill the requirement of “preservation professional”. The CHC meets the second Thursday of each month at 5:30 p.m. in the City Hall Council Chambers, 955 School Street, Napa. 

The Active Transportation Advisory Committee (ATAC) is an Advisory Committee to the Napa Valley Transportation Authority (NVTA), to promote and encourage safe bicycling and walking to further Napa’s goal of becoming a bicycle- and pedestrian-friendly city. The Committee consists of eleven members: four members representing the City of Napa; two members represent the County of Napa; two members represent the City of American Canyon; and the Town of Yountville, City of St. Helena, and City of Calistoga each have one member to represent their respective jurisdictions. The Committee meets every other month on the 4th Monday at 5:30 p.m., currently via Zoom.

The Napa County Mosquito Abatement District Board is the Governing Body of the Mosquito Abatement District which provides mosquito/vector control services for the County of Napa. The Board consists of six members: one of whom represents the City of Napa. The City Council of the City of Napa appoints one member to the Board of Trustees to serve as the City’s representative.   All other members represent the other governmental jurisdictions in the County of Napa in addition to one member representing the County at-large. The City of Napa representative to the Napa County Mosquito Abatement District Board must be a resident of the City of Napa. Meetings are held the second Wednesday of each month at 7:00 p.m.

Applications are available online for submission at www.cityofnapa.org by choosing Boards Commissions & Committees form the City Clerk’s Page. Please submit application by 5:00 p.m. Friday, May 27, 2022. 

For more information contact Tiffany Carranza, City Clerk, at (707) 257-9503 or via email at [email protected]