Advisory commissions and committees

Menlo Park welcomes and encourages residents' active participation through serving on a City-appointed Commission or Committee. Commissions examine issues of community interest and make recommendations to the City Council on policy matters. Each commission reviews specific subjects and carries out assignments as directed by the City Council or as prescribed by law. Each Commission establishes a 2-year work plan that is in line with the City Council's goals, which guides the commissions' activities and projects. 

The City of Menlo Park currently has 10 active advisory bodies, including:



Current vacancies

  • Belle Haven Neighborhood Library Advisory Committee - 3 vacancies,
    with a preference for applicants who are active library users and those with bicultural/bilingual backgrounds.
To apply for a vacancy submit an application to the Clerk's Office.

Maddy Act

A roster of all current members of city commissions, boards and committees and the dates of their terms of office and any current vacancies. This list is updated each year in compliance with the requirements of the Maddy Act, Government Code 54970.