Want to make a difference in your community? Do you have expertise you could share? The City Clerk is still accepting applications from Napa Residents for a total of 7 openings; three to serve on the Disability Access Board of Appeals, one to serve on the Napa County Library Commission, and three to serve on the Senior Advisory Commission. Applications are available online for submission at www.cityofnapa.org and choose Boards Commissions & Committees form the City Clerk’s Page. Please submit application by 5:00 p.m. Friday, September 29, 2023.
Applications are available online for submission at www.cityofnapa.org and choose Boards Commissions & Committees from the Clerk’s Page. Click here for more information about the Commission and its guidelines and requirements.
The Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Commission advisory to City Council and to the City’s Public Works Department on matters regarding bicycle transportation and bicycle and pedestrian 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 Pedestrian 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. If requested by the Chief Building Official or the Fire Code Official, the Board may also provide advisory comments regarding issues such as the potential adoption of new codes or proposed code changes. Each member should demonstrate knowledge, experience, and training in matters related to building construction and fire protection. Three appointments shall 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.
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. Three of these appointments shall serve concurrently on the Building and Fire Code Board of Appeals and two appointment shall be a “physically handicapped person”. The Committee has no regular meetings and are called as needed.
The Napa County Library Commission functions under the authority of the County Board of Supervisors, reports on matters concerning the Library, and serves as community advocates on behalf of the Library. The Commission is made up of eight members appointed as follows: two appointed by the Napa City Council; three appointed by the County Board of Supervisors; one appointed by the Calistoga City Council; one appointed by the American Canyon City Council; and one appointed by the Yountville Town Council. Term of office is for a period of three years. The City of Napa representative to the Napa County Library Commission must be a resident of the City of Napa. Meetings are held the first Thursday of every other month.
The Senior Advisory Commission makes recommendations to the City Council and the Parks and Recreation Services Director 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. One appointment shall fill the requirement of “senior agency representative” and three 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 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 www.cityofnapa.org/BoardsandCommissions. For more information contact Tiffany Carranza, City Clerk, at (707) 257-9503.