Milpitas has a strong tradition of community participation. Help shape the future of your community through volunteer service on a commission. The 12 City Commissions advise the City Council on an array of topics and provide a public forum for community input. Applications are accepted on a continuing basis and appointments are made by the Mayor as needed throughout the year and confirmed by the City Council.
Consider Joining the Sourcewise Advisory Council on Aging
The Advisory Council for Sourcewise (Area Agency on Aging for Santa Clara County) has an opening for a representative of the City of Milpitas. This is an opportunity to join a group of dedicated and knowledgeable individuals working for quality aging and disability services in our county. If you are 60 years or older, and a dedicated advocate for supportive services for the aging and disability populations, and live in Milpitas, consider applying.
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The City of Milpitas is Recruiting for Open Seats on City Commissions
If you wish to apply for any of the following vacancies, please complete a Commission application.
|Commission Recruitments (Applications Due September 29, 2023)|
|Arts Commission||Three (3) full voting seats with terms ending October 2026|
|Energy and Environmental Sustainability Commission||One (1) Resident Seat with a term ending October 2026|
One (1) Business Seat with a term ending October 2026
|Current Vacancies - Current vacancies may be filled at any time unless otherwise noted below.|
|Community Advisory Commission||1 unexpired term ending January 2025|
1 alternate seat with an unexpired term ending January 2026
1 alternate seat with an unexpired term endings January 2024
|Economic Development and Trade Commission||1 Hospitality seat with an unexpired term ending April 2024|
1 student seat with an unexpired term ending April 2024
|Energy and Environmental Sustainability Commission||1 unexpired term ending October 2024|
1 unexpired term ending October 2025
|Planning Commission||1 unexpired term ending December 2024|
|Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources Commission||2 alternate seats with unexpired terms ending June 2026|
|Science, Technology and Innovation Commission||1 unexpired term ending January 2024|
1 unexpired term ending January 2026
1 alternate seat with an unexpired term ending December 2024
|Senior Advisory Commission||1 alternate seat with an unexpired term ending December 2024|
|Youth Advisory Commission||2 unexpired terms ending September 2025|
|Special Vacancy Notices - special vacancies are incorporated into the Current Vacancies listed above|
|Special Vacancy Notice - August 16, 2023 (PDF)|
Special Vacancy Notice - September 6, 2023 (PDF)
Special Vacancy Notice - September 20, 2023 (PDF)
Last Updated September 20, 2023
Applications for City commissions are accepted year-round. When a deadline is announced, this is the last date we can guarantee your application will be included in the review for appointment recommendations. You may still submit an application after that deadline but it may not be included for consideration.
Application for all Commissions
(except Planning and Youth Advisory Commissions)
For more information on applying for the City of Milpitas Commissions, please email the City Clerk’s Office or call 408-586-3001.
Unless otherwise specified in other eligibility requirements,
- Applicants must be an adult resident of Milpitas;
- Maintain an interest in the subject area of a Commission; and
- Be available to attend all regular meetings of the Commission.
Other eligibility requirements:
- Economic Development Commission - Requires members from local business community (often non-residents).
- Emergency Preparedness Commission - Members from some fragments of business community.
- Planning Commission - Must be registered voter at the current address in Milpitas.
- Senior Advisory Commission - Consists of senior residents.
- Veterans Commission - Members have served or are currently serving in the U.S. military.
- Youth Advisory Commission - Students under age 18.
The Milpitas Arts Commission was founded October 17, 2000. This Commission advises Council on matters pertaining to the visual and performing arts in Milpitas and serves the advisory body for the Public Art Program.
The Community Advisory Commission (CAC) serves as an advisory body on matters affecting Milpitas citizens, especially those relating to community improvement.
The Economic Development and Trade Commission advises the City Council on business issues, cultivate international trade relationships, and make recommendations on the design, development, and implementation of economic development in the City of Milpitas.
Visit this page to learn more about the Energy and Environmental Sustainability Commission including members, meeting times, and more.
The Library Advisory Commission makes recommendations to the City Council on matters pertaining to the operation of library services and facilities in Milpitas.
On October 6, 2020, consistent with Measure F, the City Council adopted a resolution to establish the Measure F Oversight Committee subject to voter approval of the measure.
The Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Resources Commission (PRCRC) advises the City Council regarding the operation and maintenance of recreation, leisure services, and historic preservation activities.
The Planning Commission shall have all powers and duties imposed upon a planning commission and zoning agency by the Planning and Zoning Law of the State, subject to the provisions of the City Municipal Code, and shall act as the advisory agency pursuant to the Subdivision Map Act of the State.
The Commission advises the City Council regarding emergency preparedness and disaster planning.
In order to address the on going and rapid changes in telecommunications technology, the City Council formed the Telecommunications Commission.
The Commission now advises the City Council on matters pertaining to recreation, leisure, and nutrition services for the senior citizens of Milpitas.
The commission consists of honorably discharged U.S. veterans or still actively serving members in any branch of the U.S. military.
The Youth Advisory Commission (YAC) was established to advise the Council on matters pertaining to youth and teens in Milpitas.