Commissions & Committees

City Commissions and Committees play an important role in city government by serving in an advisory capacity to the City Council. Members provide input on a variety of issues that are crucial to maintaining our quality of life.

General requirements are that applicants must have an interest in civic involvement, and must be 18 years of age or older, a registered voter, and a resident of Newark (some committee or commission positions may have additional requirements.)

Interested in serving? Email your contact information to the City Clerk at You will be notified should a vacancy occur. Contact information will be kept on file for one year.

Vacancy Notice

Pursuant to California Government Code Section 54974, notice is hereby given of a vacancy on the Senior Citizen Standing Advisory Committee of the City of Newark.

The Senior Citizen Standing Advisory Committee researches senior citizen needs in the City of Newark and identifies those needs which require assistance.  The Committee makes recommendations to the City Council and provides information which they feel is pertinent to the well being of Newark’s senior citizens. The Committee meets at 9:15 a.m. on the first Thursday of most months at the Newark Senior Center located at 7401 Enterprise Drive, Newark.

Persons interested in serving on the Senior Citizen Standing Advisory Committee are invited to apply.  Applicants are required to be a senior citizen (55 or older), a Newark resident, and a registered voter of the City of Newark.

Application forms are available in the Office of the City Clerk, 37101 Newark Boulevard, 5th Floor, at the Senior Center, 7401 Enterprise Drive, on the city website or by calling (510) 578-4266.  Committee members are appointed by the Mayor, with confirmation by the City Council.

Applications will be accepted in the City Clerk’s office until Monday, April 9, 2018.

Committee Application

Paratransit Advisory and Planning Committee (PAPCO)

The City of Newark is seeking a representative to serve on the Paratransit Advisory and Planning Committee (PAPCO). PAPCO advises the Alameda County Transportation Commission on the development and implementation of paratransit programs.  They also make decisions on transportation funding for seniors and people with disabilities.  The meetings are held on the fourth Monday of each month from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. in Oakland. 

Applications will be accepted in the City Clerk's office until the vacancy is filled.  Application