City Boards, Commissions, and Committees

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The City of Union City encourages people to become involved in their local community.  One way to do so is to serve in an advisory capacity on one of the City's various commissions.   At the end of each year, the City Clerk prepares and posts a list of expiring appointed terms for the coming year, the names of incumbents, and the dates of their appointment. The following is a list for 2017: MADDY ACT NOTICE (GC 54972)

Current Openings & Recruitments

 The City is currently recruiting to fill seats on the Park & Recreation Commission, the Public Art Board and the Citizen-at-large seat for the Oakland International Airport Community Noise Management Forum.

Recruitment Notice


Park & Recreation Commission (1 seat)

Public Art Board (3 seats)

Oakland International Airport Community Noise Management Forum (1 seat)

How to Apply

Applications are accepted on a continuous basis for all Boards, Commissions, and Committees and will remain valid one (1) year from the date of submission.  If you are a resident of the City of Union City and would like to apply for a position on a City board, commission or committee, click on the appropriate application link above, complete the application, print and return it to the City Clerk's office.

Office of the City Clerk
34009 Alvarado-Niles Road
Union City, CA 94587

The City Clerk's office is open Monday thru Thursday from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm
and on Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. City Hall is closed every other Friday

Unless otherwise noted, meetings are held at City Hall, 34009 Alvarado-Niles Rd. 

Planning Commission

Meets: 7:00 pm
1st and 3rd Thursday of the month


The Planning Commission serves as an advisory body to the City Council on matters related to City growth and development, promotes public interest in planning, and encourages citizen participation in formulation of the General Plan.


Planning Commission Application [PDF]

Park and Recreation Commission

Meets: 7:00 pm
2nd Wednesday of the month

The Park and Recreation Commission helps create a recreation program which will promote physical fitness and stimulate interest in the fine arts, namely: literature, music, dance, drama, painting and sculpture.

Park and Rec Commission Application [PDF]

Human Relations Commission

Meets: 7:00 pm
4th Wednesday of the month


The Human Relations Commission (HRC) promotes and helps create a vibrant community in which every individual may live, work, learn and flourish. The HRC members are appointed by the Mayor and City Council and serve as an advisory board.


HR Commission Application [PDF]

Senior Commission

Meets: 2:30 pm
3rd Tuesday of the month
Ruggieri Senior Center


The Senior Commission helps create and maintain a social environment in which all senior citizens can live in an independent, healthful and productive manner. The City recognizes the role that older adults can play in finding meaningful and creative solutions to the problems of the elderly, and values the contributions that they can make to the community at large.


Senior Commission Application [PDF]


Union City Youth Commission

Meets: 4:00 pm
2nd Wednesday of the month


We provide a forum for local teens and youth to express ideas and communicate concerns. The committee works with Leisure Services to plan recreational activities and coordinate community service opportunities for teens. For more information call (510) 675- 5806.


Youth Commission Application [PDF]

Public Art Board

Meets: tba


The purpose of the Union City Public Art Board is to review and advise the City Council, City staff and project sponsors on proposed public art installations within Union City. The Public Art Board meets on an as needed basis. Meetings are typically on Tuesday evenings beginning at 5:00 pm. For more information, call 675-5319.


Public Art Board Application [PDF]


Youth Violence Prevention and Intervention Advisory Committee

Meets: 6:00 pm
1st Wednesday of every other month


We meet at the Ruggieri Senior Center, 33997 Alvarado-Niles Road, across the street from James Logan High School.


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