Other Commissions & City Representative Positions

The City Council from time-to-time establishes local advisory boards, committees and commissions by ordinance or resolution. These advisory bodies are responsible for making recommendations on a variety of topics to the City Council for consideration and final determination.

The City Council recognizes there is a vast and largely untapped reservoir of talent that exists among the citizenry and encourages public input and citizen participation. The City Council appoints representatives to various local and countywide advisory boards, committees and commissions (boards and commissions).

The general purpose, responsibilities and terms of office for each board and commission were established by their respective ordinance or resolution and in accordance with the policies and guidelines established by the City Council. The general purpose, responsibilities and terms of office for countywide boards and commissions are established by their respective entity.

View Current Local Appointments List

Are You Interested in Serving on a Local Board, Committee or Commission? Students also have an Opportunity to Serve, See Information Below on Student Liaisons.

The City Clerk posts appointment opportunities as they occur for all boards, committees and commissions. The Notice of Vacancy will include the number of vacancies, date, time and location of meetings for the board, committee or commission.

SONOMA COUNTY LIBRARY COMMISSION

The Sonoma County Library Commission is an 11-person body responsible for governing the library. Commissioners are appointed by the cities in Sonoma County and county Board of Supervisors. A Joint Powers Agreement created in 1975, and revised in 2014, established the library as a separate public agency. The Commissioner appointed by the City of Cloverdale City Council will oversee and work for the whole system, not just Cloverdale, but at the same time will keep Cloverdale community issues in mind. One member; four-year term. Sonoma County Library Commission website: https://sonomalibrary.org/about/library-commission.

*Applications are currently being accepted through Thursday, March 24, 2022. The current seat is set to expire on August 1, 2024. Application Form may be submitted by email to the City Manager at dkelley@ci.cloverdale.ca.us or mailing to 124 N. Cloverdale Blvd., Cloverdale, CA 95425.

Student Liaisons

In an effort to increase youth participation in local government, the Joint City/Cloverdale Unified School District Subcommittee has developed a Student-City Council Liaison position to gain student participation at monthly City Council meetings and serve as a youth voice for the community. The Student-City Council Liaison is an annual position for a one school-year term. Duties include: Act as liaison between the City Council and the High School for a one school-year term, Assist in special projects, Serve as a role model for younger youth, and Provide periodic updates to the School/Student Council on current projects and activities. 

Eligible Applicants Must:

1.    Be at least entering into 11th grade and maintain at least a 2.0 GPA; and

2.    Complete and submit a City of Cloverdale Student-City Council Liaison Application; and

3.    Be successfully chosen for the Student-City Council Liaison position by the Joint City/Cloverdale Unified School District Subcommittee; and

4.    If selected, serve as Student-City Council Liaison for one school-year term, to be appointed in August of each year.

After graduation and successful completion of the program, you can apply for the $500 scholarship if you attend college.  In order to qualify for the $500 scholarship, you must satisfactory complete the following:

  1. All requirements outlined on page 1 and 2 of the application form and City of Cloverdale Resolution No. 029-2013 (attached to application).
  2. submit a scan or copy of your college acceptance papers, including the name of college you’re attending.  In addition, include your current mailing address and contact information.   This material can be dropped off at City Hall, Attention: City Clerk or by email to iwerby@ci.cloverdale.ca.us.
  3. You are required to attend one assigned City Council meeting each month.  If unable to attend due to health or school related assignment, you must call and advise the Cloverdale City Clerk prior to the meeting.
  4. Toward the end of the school semester, normally May, you agree to participate in a City press conference, which may include having your picture taken, to promote the program and thank our scholarship sponsors.  

To apply, submit a scan or copy of your college acceptance papers, including the name of college you’re attending.  In addition, include your current mailing address and contact information.   This material can be dropped off at City Hall, Attention: City Clerk

Application for 2020-2021 School Year. Due to City Hall by 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 6, 2020
Student Liaison Application Form