Vacancies & Applications

Now more than ever, citizen volunteers make a difference in how Arcata will look and work in the future. Arcata’s City Council is seeking committee members to advise them on everything from economic development, trails, and road maintenance, to transportation, sustainable agriculture and police services.

Current Committee Vacancies

Transportation Safety Committee

Wetlands & Creeks Committee

Transactions & Use Tax Oversight Committee

General Application

If you would like to apply to serve on a commission that does not currently have vacancies, please fill out this application form (PDF) and mail or deliver it to:
Attn: Commissions and Committees
Arcata City Manager's Office
736 F Street
Arcata, CA 95521

You will be notified when a vacancy arises. Thank you for your interest in serving your community.


The City Council interviews all qualified applicants. A majority vote of the Council is needed for appointment.


Unless otherwise expressly provided under specified sections for each commission and committee in Arcata Municipal Code Title II, Chapter 3, all boards, commissions and committees shall be comprised of 7 members. No less than 5 members shall be residents of the City of Arcata and the remaining 2 must live or work in the Arcata Planning Area.