Boards, Commissions and Committees

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General Information 

The Roster of Boards, Commissions and Committees includes meeting times, locations, and terms [Please note that meetings with an asterisk (*) denotes that the meetings are not open to the public]. Pursuant to the Ralph M. Brown Act, agendas are required to be posted at least 72 hours prior to public meetings. You can learn more about the Ralph M. Brown Act (the Brown Act) by viewing this video which highlights aspects of the Brown Act. 

Many Newport Beach citizens volunteer their time to assist and advise the City Council on issues facing the legislative body. Service on City Boards, Commissions and Committees is one of the principal means by which citizens can participate in their local government. The City Council is always looking for qualified electors of the city to serve in these capacities. Residents of Newport Beach who are interested in volunteer opportunities can apply to serve on a Board, Commission or Committee when vacancies are announced. Applications are accepted on a year-round basis. The application can be completed online or downloaded as a PDF and submitted to the City Clerk's Office, 100 Civic Center Drive, Newport Beach, CA 92660.

Pursuant to Council policy, applications are kept on file for a two-year period and when vacancies arise for the position(s) applied for, the applicants are contacted to determine availability and continued interest in serving. Applications and supporting documentation are a public record and may be posted on the internet.

NOTICE: Section 702 of the City Charter requires that members of Boards or Commissions appointed by the City Council shall be from the qualified electors of the City. 

For questions or assistance, please contact the City Clerk's Office at 949-644-3005.

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Listing of City Boards, Commissions and Committees 

We encourage you to learn more about the City's Boards, Commissions and Committees, by clicking on names of the Boards, Commissions or Committees below to view a description of duties, membership and regular meeting times. If you need additional information on a specific Board, Commission or Committee, click on the staff liaison listed in parenthesis below.

I. Boards and Commissions

II. Council Committees

  • Ad Hoc Committee on Homeless Task Force 
  • Ad Hoc Municipal Code and Council Policy Review Committee
  • Ad Hoc Residential Care Facilities Committee (Community Development)

III. Council/Citizens Ad Hoc Committees

IV. Representatives to Joint Governmental Committees

For assistance with the below Joint Government Committees, contact the City Clerk's Office.

V. Citizens Advisory Committees

VI. Committees Governed by Contracts or State Codes

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