Want to make a difference in your community? Do you have expertise you could share? The City Clerk is accepting applications from Napa residents for a total of fifteen openings. For descriptions of the duties of the various commissions, committees and boards, and to apply online, click HERE.

Recruitment is open now, through 5:00 p.m. Friday August 25, 2017, for the following openings: two to serve on the Bicycle and Trails Advisory Commission, two to serve on the Building and Fire Code Board of Appeals, three to serve on the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Citizens’ Committee, two to serve on the Disability Access Board of Appeals, three to serve on the Parks and Recreation Advisory Commission, two to serve on the Senior Advisory Commission and one to serve on the Napa Valley Transportation Authority’s (NVTA) Active Transportation Advisory Committee (ATAC).

 

The Bicycle and Trails Advisory Commission is advisory to City Council and to the City’s Public Works Department on matters regarding bicycle transportation and bicycle and trail issues. Each member should demonstrate dedication as a bicyclist and/or training in the field of transportation, recreational trail planning, or engineering. Applicants must be City of Napa residents and registered voters. The Bicycle and Trails Advisory Commission meets on the second Thursday of even-numbered months. Meetings being at 4:00 p.m. in the City Council City Council Committee Room at City Hall, 955 School St., Napa.

The Building and Fire Code Board of Appeals is the local appeals board for the City of Napa regarding issues related to building and fire codes. Each member should demonstrate knowledge, experience, and training in matters related to building construction and fire protection. Three of the five members shall also serve concurrently on the Disability Access Board of Appeals. Applicants must be City of Napa residents and registered voters. The Board has no regular meetings and are called as needed. One of these appointments shall serve concurrently on the Disability Access Board of Appeals.

The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Citizens’ Committee is advisory to City Council on matters regarding the assessment, planning, development, implementation and amendment of programs under the Community Development Block Grant program, a grant program to assist low and moderate income residents administered by the Federal Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Applicants must be City of Napa residents and registered voters. Members may include representatives from the business community, disabled persons, youth, seniors, minority groups, low and moderate-income persons, others who are directly affected by the CDBG program. The CDBG Citizens’ Committee meets on the fourth Monday of the month on an as-needed basis, with supplemental meetings during the Community Development Block Grant application process during the spring of each year.

The Disability Access Board of Appeals renders decisions when a person aggrieved by a determination made by the Chief Building Official or Fire Code Official in administering or enforcing access to “public accommodations or facilities” appeals the determination. Two of five members are “physically handicapped persons” and the remaining three members also serve on the Building and Fire Code Board of Appeals. Applicants must be City of Napa residents and registered voters. One of these appointments shall serve concurrently on the Building and Fire Code Board of Appeals and one appointment shall be a “physically handicapped person”. The Committee has no regular meetings and are called as needed.

The Parks and Recreation Advisory Commission is advisory to City Council and the Parks and Recreation Services Director on matters regarding recommendations on the acquisition, development and maintenance of parks; matters of public recreation and cultural activities of public interest within the City. Applicants must be City of Napa residents and registered voters. The Parks and Recreation Advisory Commission meets on the second Wednesday of every other month. Meetings being at 7:00 p.m. in the City Council Chambers at City Hall, 955 School St., Napa.

The Senior Advisory Commission makes recommendations to the City Council on matters regarding services, facility use, and recreational activities at the Napa Senior Center, as well as, establishes short and long term goals for senior programs. Applicants must be City of Napa residents and registered voters. Both appointments shall fill the requirement of “senior community at large representative”. Commission meets on the first Wednesday of every other month. Meetings being at 2:00 p.m. at the Senior Center, 1500 Jefferson Street

The Napa Valley Transportation Authority’s (NVTA) Active Transportation Advisory Committee (ATAC) is an Advisory Committee to NVTA to promote and encourage safe bicycling and walking to further Napa’s goal of becoming a bicycle- and pedestrian-friendly city. The Committee participates in the development and review of bicycle, pedestrian and active transportation plans. The ATAC is composed of individuals with a keen interest in bicycle and pedestrian facilities and “active” modes of transportation. Membership is made up of representatives from each jurisdiction. The Committee meets monthly, generally on the 4th Monday of each month at 5:00 p.m. in the NVTA Board Room located at 625 Burnell Street. The term is three years. The qualification for an ATAC member is to either live or work within Napa County.

For more information, contact Dorothy Roberts, City Clerk, at (707) 257-9503.