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Apply to Join a Marin County Board/Commission

A Place for Citizens to Participate in Local Government


If you are a resident of Marin County, then you have an opportunity to make a difference in your community through active participation in local government.

The Board of Supervisors is always searching for innovative, creative thinkers who are enthusiastic about their volunteer work and are committed to delivering excellence and the support of diversity in serving the constituents of Marin. If you would like to be a part of our volunteer team, please consider one of the exciting board or commission opportunities by visiting the links below.



Board and commission members serve in an advisory role to help to direct policy by making suggestions and recommendations to their local elected policymakers and government management. This system of commissions is intended to be representative of, and responsive to, the communities they serve.


Appointive commissions exist within the County as a whole, as well as the cities and towns, special districts and joint exercise of power authorities. Some positions are created by local elected officials and others are mandated by state statute.


Each commission has an issue, policy and/or program focus representing its constituencies and, generally, commission appointees represent defined communities of interest.


The main goals of our commissions are to:

  • Identify common ground on issues
  • Indicate program priority preference
  • Provide input on existing and proposed public programs


County commissions are public bodies and therefore all meetings are open to all interested parties. Members of the public are encouraged to attend and welcome to comment on matters under consideration.


The effectiveness of commissions is dependent on the commissioners maintaining a strong relationship with the appointing elected officials and government managers of public service areas falling within the scope of the commission’s charge.


Marin County is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Volunteer Center. Minorities, women and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.


Photo by Eli Beckman

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