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 2019: 

Current Commissions

  1. Human Relations
  2. Park and Recreation
  3. Planning
  4. Public Art Board
  5. Senior Citizens

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 Openings 

Human Relations Commission - Full Commissioner (1) and Alternate Commissioner (2)

The Human Relations Commission – The Human Relations Commission consists of seven (7) members whose purpose is to help create an environment in which the human rights of every citizen may live, learn, work and play in harmony and brotherhood, promote people-to-people programs within the Sister Cities, and actively encourage participation of citizens and community organizations in projects involving international friendship and understanding in which each person may realize the highest potential unhampered by discrimination.  The Human Relations Commission meets on the 4th Wednesday of each month at 7:00 pm.  Applicants must residents of Union City.

Parks & Recreation Commission - Alternate Commissioner (1) 

The Parks and Recreation Commission consists of seven (7) members whose purpose is to help create a recreation program which will promote physical fitness and stimulate interest in the fine arts, namely: literature, music, dance, drama, painting and sculpture.  The Park and Recreation Commission meets on the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 7:00 pm.  Applicants must be residents of Union City.

Senior Commission - Alternate Commissioner (1)

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.  Applicants must be residents of Union City and be members of the Senior Center.

Bicycle Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC) - Citizen At Large Seat (2); Bike Community Representative Seat (1)

The BPAC will provide input on the update to the City’s Pedestrian and Bicycle Master Plan update and feedback on specific pedestrian and bicycle projects within the City. The BPAC consists of five members including one representative each from the Planning Commission and the Park and Recreation Commission, two residents from the community at-large, and a representative (either resident or non-resident) from the bicycling community. The BPAC will meet on an as-needed basis. Meetings will occur on the first or third Mondays of the month in the evening.  Members shall serve four-year terms and must be 18 years or older.

DIPSA Community Advisory Council (DIPSA CAC) - Citizen At Large Seat (3)

The role of the CAC will be to provide input on updates to the DIPSA Specific Plan. CAC members will be expected to attend up to eight meetings over a two-year period. CAC meetings will take place in the evening on either the first or third Wednesdays of the month. Committee members must either live or be a property owner within the DIPSA boundary or surrounding neighborhoods. Preference will be given to property owners or residents living within the DIPSA boundary. Applicants must be over 18 years old

Coming Soon

Arts and Culture Commission  

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

Please check back later in the month of June for further information on the Arts & Culture Commission.