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Commissions Overview


Pursuant to Municipal Code Section 2.21.015 Qualifications for Members, applicants for all commissions and boards must remain residents and qualified electors of the City of Garden Grove, with the exception of Downtown Commission and Measure O Citizens’ Oversight Committee.

City Commissions/Board

The City of Garden Grove Commissions and Board provide an opportunity to become involved in the Community by being appointed and serving as a volunteer Commissioner. There are five Commissions and one Board with specific codified duties, and under the purview of each, provides recommendations to the City Council.

As required by the State Maddy Act, Government Code Section 54972, on or before December 31st of each year, the City Clerk prepares and posts Rosters and Vacancies.

Where to Apply

Registered voters in Garden Grove who are interested in applying for an appointment to a board or commission should file an application form online or contact the City Clerk’s Office at (714) 741-5040 to obtain an application. Applications are kept on file in the City Clerk’s Office for one year, and may be considered for any vacancy or term expiration that occurs during that time.


Pursuant to Government Code Section 40605 the Mayor, with the approval of the City Council, shall make all appointments to boards, commissions, and committees unless otherwise specifically provided by statute.

Terms of Office

Pursuant to Municipal Code Section 2.21.012 Terms of Office, the term of office for all members of boards, commissions, and committees shall be from the date of appointment to the date of the first meeting of the City Council following each regular municipal election; provided, however, that a member shall remain in office until his or her successor is appointed or as otherwise set forth herein.