Milpitas residents desiring to advise the City Council may do so by serving on a City Commission. Appointments are made by the Mayor with the concurrence of the City Council. If you are interested in participating in one of the Commissions please contact the City Clerk’s office at (408) 586-3003 to request an application, or you may use the one provided on this website (see details below).

Consider applying to serve on 1 of 12 City of Milpitas Commissions and help to lead the City to success and have fun, too!

Requirements to serve on a Commission: (1) be a resident adult living in Milpitas (2) maintain an interest the subject area of a Commission, and (3) be available to attend all regular meetings of the Commission.

Select other eligibility requirements: 

Economic Development Commission – requires members from local business community (often non-residents)
Emergency Preparedness Commission – some from segments of business community
Planning Commission – must be registered voter at current address in Milpitas
Senior Advisory Commission – consists of senior residents
Veterans Commission –  members have served or are currently serving in US military
Youth Advisory Commission – students under age 18

Fillable Commission Form

Printable Commission Form

Planning Commission Form

Youth Commission Form

The Commission application form may be used for 11 of the City’s Commissions.

For Planning Commission, use this form and submit both the application and complete the supplemental questionnaire.

Commission Openings:

The City Clerk’s Office is currently accepting applications for the following Commissions:


NOTICE OF UNSCHEDULED VACANCY ON CITY COMMISSION

Notice prepared pursuant to California Government Code §54974

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT AN UNSCHEDULED VACANCY HAS OCCURRED ON THE

MILPITAS PUBLIC SAFETY AND EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS COMMISSION

Term of unscheduled vacancy expires: June 2022

Appointments to City Commissions are made by the Mayor with the approval of the City Council. Applications and information may be obtained from the City Clerk’s Office, 455 E. Calaveras Blvd., Milpitas, CA by calling 408-586-3003, or use fillable form on the web: https://forms.ci.milpitas.ca.gov/forms/view.php?id=75812

Dated: October 7, 2021

Vacancy created by resignation of Aleck Bittencurt

Notice may be removed October 17, 2021

NOTICE OF UNSCHEDULED VACANCY ON CITY COMMISSION

Notice prepared pursuant to California Government Code §54974

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT AN UNSCHEDULED VACANCY HAS OCCURRED ON THE

MILPITAS ARTS COMMISSION

Term of unscheduled vacancy expires: October 2024

Appointments to City Commissions are made by the Mayor with the approval of the City Council. Applications and information may be obtained from the City Clerk’s Office, 455 E. Calaveras Blvd., Milpitas, CA by calling 408-586-3003, or use fillable form on the web: https://forms.ci.milpitas.ca.gov/forms/view.php?id=75812

Dated: October 1, 2021

Vacancy created by resignation of Melissa Tan (student non-voting member)

Notice may be removed October 11, 2021

NOTICE OF UNSCHEDULED VACANCY ON CITY COMMISSION

Notice prepared pursuant to California Government Code §54974

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT AN UNSCHEDULED VACANCY HAS OCCURRED ON THE

MILPITAS VETERANS COMMISSION

Term of unscheduled vacancy expires: February 2022

Appointments to City Commissions are made by the Mayor with the approval of the City Council. Applications and information may be obtained from the City Clerk’s Office, 455 E. Calaveras Blvd., Milpitas, CA by calling 408-586-3003, or use the fillable form above.

Vacancy created by resignation of Arthur Ebright

Dated: September 15, 2021

NOTICE OF UNSCHEDULED VACANCY ON CITY COMMISSION

Notice prepared pursuant to California Government Code §54974

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT AN UNSCHEDULED VACANCY HAS OCCURRED ON THE

MILPITAS MEASURE F OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE

Term of unscheduled vacancy expires: March 2024

Appointments to City Commissions are made by the Mayor with the approval of the City Council. Applications and information may be obtained from the City Clerk’s Office, 455 E. Calaveras Blvd., Milpitas, CA by calling 408-586-3003, or use the fillable form above.

Vacancy created by resignation of Nicholas Dold

Dated: September 15, 2021


Arts Commission: Two (2) commission seats term expiring October 2021 (new term to expire October 2024); and two (2) alternate seats (terms expiring October 2021 and 2022 respectively).

The Milpitas Arts Commission serves as an advisory body to the City Council on matters pertaining to the Arts, performance or visual in the City of Milpitas. The Commission reviews Phantom Art Gallery artist applicants and reviews the Cultural Arts Support Program. The Commission consists of seven voting Commissioners and two alternate members appointed to three-year terms. Two student non-voting members may be appointed. All members and alternates shall be Milpitas residents. Meetings are held the 4th Mondays of January, March, May, September and November at 7:00 p.m.

Economic Development and Trade Commission: One (1) commission seat for Commercial Real Estate representative (term expiring April 2024).

The Milpitas Economic Development and Trade Commission advises the City Council on business issues, cultivate international trade relationships, and makes recommendations on the design, development, and implementation of economic development in the City of Milpitas. The Commission consists of seven voting Commissioners and two alternate members appointed to three-year terms. All members and alternates shall be Milpitas residents, OR own a business or be currently employed at a business located within the City limits of Milpitas. Meetings are held the 2nd Mondays of every month except, December and July, at 4:30 p.m.

Energy and Environmental Sustainability Commission: Two (2) commission seats term expiring October 2021 (new term to expire October 2024).

The Milpitas Energy and Environmental Sustainability Commission serves as an advisory body to the City Council on matters pertaining to major policy areas related to energy, environmental sustainability, climate action, recycling, and waste reduction. The Commission consists of seven voting Commissioners and two alternate members appointed to three-year terms. All members and alternates shall be Milpitas residents, OR own a business or be currently employed at a business located within the City limits of Milpitas. Meeting are held the 3rd Wednesday of every month except July, at 6:00 p.m.

Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Resources Commission: Two (2) commission seats expired June 2021 (new term to expire in June 2024) and one (1) short term commission seat expiring in June 2022.

The Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Resources Commission serves as an advisory body to the City Council on matters related to the operation and maintenance of recreation, leisure services, and historic preservation activities. The Commission also advises the City Council on the acquisition, planning, and development of new and existing parks and facilities. The Commission consists of seven members and two alternates, all of whom are appointed to three-year terms. All members and alternates shall be Milpitas residents. Meetings are held the 1st Monday of every month except July, at 7:00 p.m.

Science, Technology, and Innovation Commission: One (1) short term alternate seat expiring January 2023.

The Science, Technology, and Innovation Commission serves as an advisory body to the City Council on matters of telecommunications policy, legislation, and implementation at the local, state, and federal levels. The commission considers and recommends information technology services that benefit the Milpitas community. The Commission consists of seven members and two alternates, all of whom are appointed to three-year terms. All members and alternates shall be Milpitas residents. Meetings are held the 3rd Monday of every month, except July, at 7:00 p.m.

Youth Advisory Commission: One (1) short term alternate seat expiring September 2022.

The Youth Commission serves as an advisory body to the City Council on matters relating to youth and teens in Milpitas. The Commission consist of seven members and two alternates appointed to three-year terms. All members and alternates must be students in grades 7 through 12 and live in Milpitas. Meetings are held the 2nd Thursday of every month except July, at 7:00 p.m. Students may also apply to serve as a nonvoting member on any of the following commissions: Community Advisory Commission; Economic Development & Trade Commission; Library and Education Commission; Parks, Recreation & Emergency Preparedness Commission; Science, Technology & Innovation Commission; Senior Advisory Commission; and Veterans Commission.

The Mayor will make his recommendation for appointments in October 2021.

The Commission Application may be submitted electronically to the City Clerk using this fillable form. You may also choose to print out the form on paper, fill it in and then mail or deliver it to the City Clerk. The application period will close at 5:00 p.m., on Friday, September 3, 2021.
For further information, please contact the Clerk’s office at cityclerk@ci.milpitas.ca.gov or call (408) 586-3003.

Description: 

Arts Commission

Advises the City Council on matters pertaining to the Arts, performance or visual in the City of Milpitas.

Serves as an advisory body to the City Council on expenditure and selection of public art pieces.

Community Advisory Commission

Advises the City Council on matters affecting Milpitas citizens, especially those relating to community improvement, and Community Development Block Grants.

Economic Development and Trade Commission

Advises the City Council on business issues and designs, develops, and implements a comprehensive economic development program for the City of Milpitas.

Energy and Environmental Sustainability Commission

Recommend programs designed to reduce solid waste and monitor the City’s achievement of waste diversion goals.

Library and Education Advisory Commission

Advises the City Council on matters concerning the Milpitas Public Library.

Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Resources Commission

Advises the City Council regarding the operation and maintenance of recreation, leisure services, and historic preservation activities.

Planning Commission

Consists of seven members (Milpitas residents), appointed by the City Council to staggered terms of three years each, and makes land use decisions.

Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Commission

Advises the City Council regarding emergency preparedness and disaster planning.

Senior Advisory Commission

Advises the City Council on matters pertaining to recreation, leisure, and nutrition services for the Senior Citizens of Milpitas.

Science, Technology, and Innovation Commission

Advises the City Council on matters of telecommunications and technology policy, legislation, and implementation at the local, state, and federal levels.

Veterans Commission

Founded on December 1, 2009, the Veterans Commission advises the Council on matters pertaining to Milpitas veterans.

Youth Advisory Commission

Advises the Council on matters pertaining to youth and teens in Milpitas.