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City of Porterville
291 North Main Street
Porterville, CA 93257
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Request for Appointment

Have you ever considered volunteering a small portion of your time to be a member of a city committee, board or commission? 

Applications for City Committees and Commissions are taken on an on-going basis and vacancies are filled as they become available.  Applications may be mailed, e-mailed, faxed or hand delivered to the City Clerk’s office at 291 N. Main Street.

Request for Appointment Form

Vacancy Announcements

Arts Commission
There are currently two vacant seats on the Arts Commission, one general vacancy with a term to expire in July of 2022, and a youth vacancy. The Arts Commission serves in an advisory capacity to the City Council regarding the development and promotion of practices and policies pertaining to the Arts. The Arts Commission consists of five members, plus one youth member. The term of office shall be three (3) years with terms with the exception of the youth representative who serves a one (1) year term. Those members represent four areas of arts: 1) theatrical/ performing arts; 2) visual/graphic; 3) music; and 4) youth. The Commission shall hold regular meetings, the time and place thereof which shall be determined by the Commission.

Animal Control Commission
There is currently one vacancy on the Animal Control Commission with a term to expire in September of 2020. This Commission serves in an advisory capacity to the City Council on any matters concerning animal control, and is comprised of five (5) members with staggered four year terms. To be eligible for appointment, individuals must reside within the City of Porterville and represent a cross-section of the community.  The Commission shall hold regular meetings, the time and place thereof which shall be determined by the Commission.  Currently, the Commission meets on the second Monday of each month at 5:30 p.m. in City Hall.

Anyone wishing to serve on a commission or commitee is hereby invited to submit a Request for Appointment to the City Clerk.  All Requests will then be forwarded to the City Council for its consideration.  The Request for Appointment forms are available on the City’s website at, or at the Office of City Clerk at City Hall.

For further information please contact Patrice Hildreth at 782-7447.

Maddy Act - Local Commissioner List
In compliance with the requirements of the Maddy Act, Government Code Section 54972, the link above is a list of City of Porterville commission and committee members whose terms run through December 2018. 

Note - The names on this list are subject to change based on term exprirations and resignations that occur during the year.  Please refer to the corresponding commission or committe page for current membership rosters.

This list is to remain posted until December 31st of each year.

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