Boards, Commissions & Committees

Members of the public are appointed by the City Council to serve on City Boards, Commissions, and Committees (advisory bodies.) Boards and Commissions are directly responsible to the City Council and fill advisory and/or quasi-judicial roles. Citizen advisory bodies research, study and discuss specific issues with both short and long-term implications, forwarding their recommendations to the City Council.

Staff liaisons are assigned to each advisory body and are responsible for several areas including generating meeting materials, management of advisory body records, facilitating meetings, advising members, and ensuring compliance with the Brown Act and Parliamentary Procedure. 

The City Clerk’s Office is responsible for the oversight and management of advisory body membership including the application and appointment process, ensuring compliance with all City Council regulations, as well as providing support to department liaisons assigned to staff the various advisory bodies. 

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To apply for any of the Boards/Commissions/Committees listed below, you may pick up an application at:

City Hall
1 Plaza
Patterson, CA 95363
Second Floor - City Clerk's Office

You may download or complete an application online (PDF).

Please send all completed applications by mail to the City Clerk's Office or email at