The Escondido City Council is preparing to begin its annual recruitment for volunteers to serve on the City’s boards and commissions.  In 2013, vacancies will only occur on the Library Board of Trustees.  The Library Board requires either residency or that you work within the geographic boundaries of the General Plan.  The Board meets on the second Thursday of each month at 2:00 pm.

It should be noted that applications for all Boards and Commissions are accepted throughout the year and will be considered should a vacancy occur.  The Historic Preservation Commission requires a resume to assure that you have specific expertise.   The Planning Commission may require evidence of certification for design professional classification, and the Public Art Commission requires that you either reside or have a business within the designated boundaries. 

Meeting times and frequency vary, depending on the commission, and the term of office is four years, with the exception of the Library Board, which has a three-year term.   The filing period for those interested in submitting an application for the Library Board of Trustees will close on Friday, February 15, 2013.

More information is available on the City’s website at or by calling the City Clerk’s Office at 760-839-4617.