Joining a commission is a great way to get involved with your community. At the end of each year, the City Clerk prepares and posts a list of expiring appointed terms for the coming year, the names of incumbents, and the dates of their appointment. The following is a list for 2020: 

Current Commissions

  1. Human Relations
  2. Park and Recreation
  3. Planning Commission
  4.  Arts and Culture Commission
  5. Senior Citizens
  6. Bike Ped Advisory Committee
  7. Station District Plan Advisory Committee

Human Relations Commission meetings are held at City Hall on the fourth Wednesday of every month at 7:00 p.m.

How to Apply

Applications are accepted on a continuous basis for all Boards, Commissions, and Committees and will remain valid 1 year from the date of submission. If you are selected to serve on a Board or Commission, the Political Reform Act requires that you file an Annual Statement of Economic Interest (Form 700) as well as complete biennial ethics training (AB 1234).  

If you would like to apply for a position on a City board, commission or committee, applications are available the bottom of this page. Please fill out the appropriate application and return it to the City Clerk’s office: at:

In person:

Office of the City Clerk
34009 Alvarado-Niles Road
Union City, CA 94587

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Via Email: 

The City Clerk’s office is open Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and on Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. City Hall is closed every other Friday.

Notice of Unscheduled Vacancies

None at this time

Current Recruitment &Openings 

Senior Citizen Commission - Applications due by March 27, 2020

Upcoming Term Expiration for 3 Commissioner Seats; 1 Current Vacancy for 1 Alternate Commissioner Seat

The Senior Citizen Commission consists of seven (7) members whose purpose is to help create and maintain a social environment in which all senior citizens can live in an independent, healthful and productive manner. The City recognizes the role that older adults can play in finding meaningful and creative solutions to the problems of the elderly, and values the contributions that they can make to the community at large.  The Senior Citizens Commission meets on the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 2:30 pm.

Arts and Culture Commissioners -  Commission will be responsible for encouraging and promoting art programs and activities within the City, making recommendations to the City Council regarding local visual and performing art needs, activities and programs, receiving and gathering input from the community on issues relevant to art policies, and enhancing community awareness of art resources