Commissions and Committees

Commissions and committees are integral to the foundation of our community that assist the City Council in making critical policy decisions that impact the community. These groups research, study, and discuss specific issues with short- and long-term implications. Their recommendations are then forwarded to the Council for their consideration and action.

Citizen input is essential to the success of local government. The discussions and recommendations from Boards and Commissions are essential to maintaining quality services to the Chowchilla community. Click the links below to learn more about the current Commissions and Committees.

These are voluntary positions. To be eligible, a citizen must reside in the city limits of Chowchilla, unless otherwise noted, and be a registered voter. The terms of office are determined for each board, commission, and committee, and members may serve consecutive terms.

The appointment of new members and the reappointment of incumbent members to open positions are made by the City Council at the beginning of each calendar year as needed when the City Council fills necessary vacancies throughout the year as they occur.

Current Vacancies


Notice is hereby given that the City of Chowchilla is now accepting applications from citizens 18 years or older residing within the City limits of Chowchilla or within the Chowchilla Union High School District’s Sphere of Influence interested in serving on a City Commission or Committee.

Planning Commission

One (1) Vacancy:     One (1) Unexpired Term – Expiring January 1, 2025

Five members act in an advisory capacity to the City Council on proposed changes to the General Plan for the City's physical development, make recommendations on proposed zoning and land use, and exercise control over land subdivisions.

Meets monthly at 7:00 p.m. on the third Wednesday of the month in the City Council Chambers located at 130 S. Second St., Chowchilla.

Airport Advisory Committee

Four (4) Vacancies:    Four (4) Four-Year Terms – Expiring January 1, 2027

The Airport Advisory Committee is a seven-member board that acts in an advisory capacity to the City Council in all matters pertaining to the administration, operation, development, improvement, and maintenance of the Airport, except for leasing matters.  The Committee meets at 4:00 p.m. on the third Monday of the month on a quarterly basis in the City Council Chambers located inside City Hall at 130 S. Second Street, Chowchilla.

If you are interested in volunteering to serve on any of the City Commissions or Committees and are a resident and qualified elector of the City of Chowchilla, please contact the City Clerk’s Office at City Hall, 130 S. Second Street, 665-8615 ext. 102 to request an application or obtain an application on the City’s website: 

The deadline to submit an application to the City Clerk is Thursday, April 6, 2023 before 4:00 p.m., and the appointments are tentatively scheduled for the City Council meeting of Tuesday, April 11, 2023.


Applications are accepted continually and can be obtained in person at the Chowchilla City Hall, 130 S. Second St., by calling the City Clerk’s office at (559) 665-8615 ext. 102, or by sending an email to the City Clerk or by clicking the following link(s). 

Commission and Committee Application
Public Safety Sales Tax Oversight Committee Application

Local Appointments List

Chapter 11, Section 54972 of the California Government Code (commonly referenced as the Maddy Act) requires each legislative body to prepare a Local Appointments List of all regular and ongoing boards, commissions, and committees.

Current Commissions and Committees