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Get Involved in City Government

For those looking to get more involved in local government, a position on a City Committee or Commission could be the perfect fit.

The City of Visalia is accepting applications from interested citizens for the following Committees and Commissions:

Environmental Committee – Heightens environmental awareness and conservation in Visalia.  Issues addressed include air quality, hazardous waste, recycling, water conservation and all other natural resources. The Committee currently has vacancies for three regular members and two alternate members.

Historic Preservation Committee – Administers and carries out the standards and specifications of the Historic Preservation Ordinance and promotes historic preservation including encouraging building owners to initiate preservation efforts. The Committee currently has vacancies for one regular member and two alternate members.

Parks & Recreation Commission – Advises the City Council and City staff in matters pertaining to parks, playgrounds and recreation centers. The Commission currently has vacancies for one regular and one alternate member.

Transit Advisory Committee – Researches and analyzes the community’s continuing transit needs, reviews operations, markets the transit program and makes recommendations about the business affairs of the transit system. The Committee currently has vacancies for two regular members and two alternate members.

Waterways and Trails Committee – Advises on matters related to the Bikeway Master Plan and the Waterway and Trail Master Plan. The Committee currently has vacancies for one regular member and four alternate members.

Applications are accepted on a continuous basis and kept for a period of two years. For questions, visit www.visalia.city and click on  “Committees/Commissions” to view the informational handbook and application, or you may contact the City Clerk’s Office at (559) 713-4512 or cityclerk@visalia.city

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