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Atherton Volunteers

The voluntary participation of Atherton's citizens in the operation of the Town government is critical to the City Council's and the Town staff's success in serving the community. The City Council has established several committees and a commission composed mainly of volunteers.  Volunteers to specific commission or committees are appointed by the City Council and charged with the responsibilities of gathering, synthesizing, and analyzing the information relevant to their areas of responsibility and providing the City Council and Town staff with advice and recommendations. 

The Council and staff rely on this advice for the development and execution of Town policies.  Citizen involvement is the hallmark of Atherton government, and the Town encourages all residents to participate.

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What's Available?

Each year around Springtime the Town begins recruitment for its various committees and commission. 

Notice of openings and requests for applications for committees and commissions are posted and published on the town website, through email blasts, and in The Athertonian newsletter. The application process may take from six weeks to two months. Vacancies are advertised for approximately 30 days with a specific filing deadline. Deadlines may be extended.

List of Vacancies

Audit/Finance Committee -          3 vacancies - 2 year terms
Park & Recreation Committee -   3 vacancies - 4 year terms
Rail Committee -                          1 vacancy - No term expiration
Transportation Committee -         4 vacancies - 4 year terms
Planning Commission -                2 vacancies - 4 year terms

Deadline to submit an application is Monday, April 8, 2016. (deadline subject to extension)


How to Submit an Application

The town is grateful for the service of members of a committee or commission, recognizing that the service to the community is voluntary.

To fill out an application you can click here or you can contact Judi Herren at jherren@ci.atherton.ca.us or 650-752-0585

Find Upcoming and Past Meeting Agendas by visiting the Town's Archives Center.

Citizen involvement is the hallmark of Atherton government, and the Town encourages all residents to participate.

We invite you to attend meetings of our public bodies and get involved by submitting applications to sit on our committees and commission


Thank You!

For questions about the recruitment process feel free to contact me or Judi Herren.

We look forward to hearing from you. Thank you for being a part of Atherton Online.
Have a great weekend.

Theresa DellaSanta
Assistant to the City Manager/City Clerk
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