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 five openings; one to serve on the Community Development Block Grant Citizens’ Committee, three to serve on Cultural Heritage Commission, and one to serve on the Napa County Mosquito Abatement District Board. Applications are available online for submission on the City Clerk’s Boards & Commissions Page. Please submit application by 5:00 p.m. Friday, July 17, 2020.
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. Meetings are held in the City Council Committee Room 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 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.
The City of Napa recruits throughout the year for interested residents to serve on a variety of boards and commissions that examine issues of community concern. Volunteers appointed to serve on a board or commission help City Council and city departments examine issues and, in turn, shape the future of Napa. Board and Commission members are appointed by the City Council and terms vary but are typically either two or three years. Most board members must be city residents and registered voters.
To find out more about the different commissions, committees and boards and to apply online, please visit the City Clerk’s Boards & Commissions Page. For more information contact Tiffany Carranza, City Clerk, at (707) 257-9503.