Boards and Commissions

The City Council appoints a number of citizen committees, boards, and commissions that serve as advisory bodies to the City Council.  These bodies play an essential role in the governance of our City and provide the City Council with valuable input.  Committee, board, and commission members are appointed by the respective 2024 Council Liaisons.  Unless specified otherwise, each serve four-year terms (for a maximum of two terms) and may only serve on one committee, board, or commission at a time.  A brief description of the purpose and authority delegated to each body is provided below. 

* Per City Council direction, to be formally established with an ordinance to be included in the HBMC. 

CIAB/Public Works Commission Historic Resources Board
Citizen Participation Advisory Board Independence Day Board
City Celebration Committee Investment Advisory Board
Community & Library Services Commission Personnel Commission
Community Parent/Guardian Review Board* Planning Commission
Design Review Board Sunset Beach Local Coastal Program Review Board
Finance Commission Supplemental Employee Retirement Plan Trust Board
Harbour Commission Zoning Administrator

Each year in December, as required by the State Maddy Act, the City Council approves a list of all those board, commission, and committee members whose terms will expire in the coming year.  A list of scheduled vacancies occurring this year can be found in the 2024 Local Appointments List, and a list of unscheduled vacancies can be found in the Notice of Vacancy.  

If you are interested in applying for a vacancy, we encourage you to complete an online membership application. 

If you have any questions, please contact Sr. Administrative Assistant, Cathy Fikes at (714) 536-5553 or [email protected].

Other City & Citizen Committees & Task Forces

Homeless Task Force

Huntington Beach Central Park Collaborative

Oak View Community Meetings

School District/City Committee

Youth Civic Leader Collaborative - TBA 

Independent City-Affiliated Boards

In addition to our Council-appointed advisory boards, the City participates in several independent boards that strives to address the needs of specific Huntington Beach communities.

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteers are an integral part of the city programs offered to local citizens. Without the donation of dedicated volunteer service, many activities now provided to the Huntington Beach community would not be possible.  The City offers a wide range of volunteer opportunities (click below).  Volunteer today! 

Volunteer Opportunities

Other Information:

Form 806 Agency Report of Public Official Appointments 2024

Form 806 Agency Report of Public Official Appointments 2023 - Alternate for West OC Water Board

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