About Openings

Board of Supervisors

The Board of Supervisors has established advisory boards, committees and commissions ("Commissions") to which it appoints Marin residents to serve, mostly on a volunteer basis. The Board of Supervisors is always searching for innovative, creative thinkers who are enthusiastic about their volunteer work and are committed to delivering excellence and the support of diversity in serving the constituents of Marin. If you would like to be a part of our volunteer team, please consider one of the many exciting opportunities available by taking a look at our Current Openings page.

Marin County is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Volunteer Center. Minorities, women and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

There is a great range of program and policy covered by commissions. Marin residents are encouraged to apply for vacancies. An application must be completed and the applicant must represent the constituency for the commission opening. For further information about each commission, go to the Boards and Commissions search page.

Vacancies are posted on our website and on the bulletin board outside Room 329, Marin County Civic Center, 3501 Civic Center Drive, San Rafael, CA. The appointments list is maintained by the Clerk of the Board of Supervisors. If you have an interest in a specific commission and no vacancy is shown, please contact the Board of Supervisors, by email , or telephone: (415) 473-7331.

Listed below are descriptions of the information found on our current openings list:

Notice Date

Notice of unscheduled vacancies and vacancies occurring as a result of term expirations are posted as prescribed by California Statute.


The Commission description can be found at its website which can be accessed through the index. Some commissions and boards have only a portion of their members appointed by the Board of Supervisors.


Generally, there are three sorts of constituencies associated with each member position.

  • Supervisorial District Appointments
    Many of the Boards and Commissions have positions based on residency in a specific supervisorial district. Applications for such appointments are reviewed and recommendations made by the Supervisor representing that district.

  • At Large Appointments
    Many positions are open to applicants without regard to residency in a specific supervisorial district. When more than one application has been received for such a vacancy, the entire Board of Supervisors selects a list of applicants to be interviewed. Interviews are scheduled to be conducted during a Board of Supervisors meeting for the selected candidates.

  • Community Based Appointment
    Certain appointments are based upon specific affiliation with a group or community. The Board of Supervisors receives and generally accepts the recommendations from the specific constituency to be represented when making these appointments. The following commissions are examples: The Disaster Council has specific positions for individuals representing American Red Cross, Police Chiefs Association, Fire Chiefs Association, etc., and applicants for the Kentfield Planning Advisory Board must be from the Kentfield area.

Current or Retiring Member

The name of the individual who last occupied the position.

Applications Due By

This date represents the deadline for applications to be received by the Clerk of the Board of Supervisors. Applications are due in room 329 of the Civic Center by 5:00 p.m. In the event that no applications are received, the "applications due by" status is replaced by "open".

Appointment Date

The date initially set by the Board of Supervisors for appointing or reappointing to the open position.

Continued To

In some circumstances, when no applications for vacant positions have been received, or if an overwhelming number of applications are received, the appointment date may be continued by the Supervisors. If the appointment has not been continued to a date certain, the vacancy is indicated as "open".