The City of Novato welcomes community participation in local government through its Boards, Commissions & Committees. If you have an interest in serving your community, applying for a position on a city board, commission or committee is a great place to start. If you are interested in serving review the list below to learn more about a specific board and submit an application.

Members are appointed by the City Council to City boards, commissions and committees for two year terms that begin on September 1 each year. The City Council accepts applications year round for their Boards, Commissions and Committees. Annual reviews are held in the spring, however, many boards, commissions and committees have vacancies throughout the year. Visit our Current Vacancies page for more information.

NEW! You can now APPLY ONLINE to a Board, Commission or Committee.


Bicycle/Pedestrian Advisory Committee
Design Review Commission
Economic Development Advisory Commission
Housing, Zoning and Building Codes Appeals Board
Marin County Aviation Commission
Marin County Commission on Aging
Measure F Oversight/Citizens Finance Committee
Mosquito and Vector Control District
Multicultural Advisory Commission
Novato Community Television (NCTV) Board of Directors
Novato Public Finance Authority
Novato Streetscape Committee
Planning Commission
Police Advisory and Review Board
Recreation, Cultural & Community Service Advisory Commission
Street Improvement Oversight Advisory Committee
Successor Agency Oversight Board
Traffic Safety Advisory Committee
Zoning Administrator


You can also apply using a paper application. Completed, signed applications should be returned to the Novato City Clerk, 922 Machin Avenue, Novato, CA 94945

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