Vacancies & Applications

From time to time, the Arcata City Council creates task forces for specific purposes to serve for a designated time period. Task forces advise the Council and City staff on specific focus areas.

Public Safety Task Force

  • 7 to 11 Vacancies (PDF)
  • Application Form (PDF)
  • Applications will be accepted until vacancies are filled.
  • First round of interviews will be held on Wednesday, December 21, 2016, at 5 p.m.
  • To participate in the first interview round, submit an application by 5 p.m. on Thursday, December 15.


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


Qualifications to serve on different boards or task forces vary by body. Please refer to the task force vacancy PDF.