Board and Commission Opportunities in Santa Clara County—Apply Now!
Looking at the challenges inflicted on our lives by “the government”, our first reaction might be “I need to run for office”. It is a noble desire to want to impact the government, but running for office and getting elected are two different things. There is a much swifter route to impact your local community and that is to be appointed to a city or county Board or Commission.
Each of the 15 municipalities in Santa Clara County as well as the county government, have opportunities for citizen to serve in both advisory and decision making positions. Being appointed and serving on a Board or Commission is a great way to understand how the local government works, the issues faced and it looks great on your resume if you do decide to run for office.
Unlike running for an office, vacancies in these positions happen at various times and you need to apply when there are openings. Qualifications vary by position from just being a resident of the city/town to fulfilling other qualifications.
Go to the Boards and Commissions tab on the www.SVARW.com website and check out the opportunities in your city and Santa Clara County. Contact Jan Soule at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in more information. Remember…if you don’t have a seat in local government…a liberal will have it!