Commissions & Committees 

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 2024: 

Current Rosters 


It is the purpose of the Union City Arts & Culture Commission to review and advise the City Council, City staff and project sponsors on proposed public art installation sites in Union City, encourage and promote art programs and activities within the City, and perform other duties as outlined in this chapter. For the purposes of this chapter, the following definitions shall apply:

  • Artist—Any individual, or group of individual artists, whose body of work and activities demonstrates serious ongoing commitment to the fine arts.
  •  Public art—Includes, but is not limited to, paintings, drawings, mosaics, murals in any media, stained glass, statues or other sculptures, environmental artworks or public places designed by artists, monuments, fountains, arches or other structures of a permanent or temporary character intended for ornament or commemoration, integrated and functional architectural elements designed by the artist, video, photography, graphic arts and other media based works.
  • Ineligible installations include, but are not limited to, landscape architecture and landscape gardening, reproductions of original works of art, playground equipment, and directional elements such as signage.
  • Public art installation—Any installation of public art on public property, within the public right-of-way, or as required as a condition of development on private property, in plain view of the public.


Arts and Culture Commission meetings are held quarterly on the third Tuesday.  They are typically held at City Hall, beginning at 6:00 p.m.  

How to Apply

Board/Commission/Committee Application 

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).  Commissioners are also asked to adhere to these Norms and Guidelines.

Return completed applications to: 

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

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Via Email:  

Current Recruitments


Notice of Unscheduled Vacancies


Board and Commission Resources