Boards & Commissions

The City of Whittier has eight Boards and Commissions which were established by Charter, ordinance, or resolution of the City Council.

Within a specific area of responsibility, each Board and Commission has a primary role of advising the City Council on policy matters or reviewing specific issues and carrying out assignments as requested by the City Council or prescribed by law. This is to be done within the parameters, guidelines and priorities periodically established by the Council.

Boards and Commissions meet at regular intervals, usually once a month or as required. They act on matters in a public meeting according to a published agenda. Board and Commission action is in the form of a resolution or report to the City Council. The City Council reviews these actions and approves or rejects recommendations or tables them for further study.


Applications for City Boards & Commissions may be submitted at any time. Under Council policy, each year the applications on file by March 31st are considered in making appointments for terms beginning July 1st.

To obtain information about current board & commission openings, contact the City Clerk-Treasurer Department at (562) 567-9850. Click here to view/print Application for Board & Commission vacancies.

Current Openings Open Until
Planning Commission March 31, 2016
Social Services Commission March 31, 2016
Design Review Board April 29, 2016

Advisory Boards & Commissions

Members are appointed by the City Council to serve four years and must be citizens and qualified electors of the City of Whittier. The members of Boards and Commissions serve without compensation.