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 2021: 

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:

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

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Via Email:  

Notice of Unscheduled Vacancies

Arts & Culture Commission (posted 7/6/2021)

Arts & Culture Commission (posted 9/21/2021)

Human Relations Commission (posted 9/21/2021)

Current Recruitments

Recruitment is now open for the seats listed below.  Application deadline is Friday, October 1, 2021.

Human Relations Commission (2 term expirations for commissioner, 1 vacancy for commissioner)

Senior Commission (2 vacancies for alternate commissioners)

Parks & Recreation Commission (1 term expiration for commissioner)

Planning Commission (1 vacancy for alternate commissioner)

Arts & Culture Commission (2 vacancies for commissioner)

Ralph M. Brown Act Training 2021

Norms and Guidelines for Boards, Commissions & Committees