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 both 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 is essential to maintaining quality services to the Chowchilla community. Click the links below to learn more about about the current Commissions and Committees.

These are voluntary positions. To be eligible a citizen must reside in the city limits of Chowchilla and be a registered voter. The terms of office are four years 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 necessary vacancies are filled by the City Council throughout the year as they occur.


Applications are accepted on a continual basis 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

Current Vacancies

Planning Commission (one vacancy) Click HERE for an application 

Local Appointments List

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

Current Commissions and Committees