Commissions, Boards and Committees Vacancies

The City of Del Mar invites its residents to volunteer for community service. The City is currently soliciting for interested persons to fill the Committee vacancies listed below. To apply, please complete the Citizen Interest Form (PDF) or Citizen Interest Form (Word). Please note: you must save the form on your computer prior to filling it out. Do not fill out the form in the Internet browser. A hard copy of the Citizen Interest Form is also available at City Hall.  Please submit the completed and signed form to the Administrative Services Department by email to or drop off in person or by mail to:  City of Del Mar, Administrative Services Department, 1050 Camino del Mar, Del Mar, CA 92014. The application deadline for Citizen Interest Forms is 4:30 PM on the Friday specified in the Upcoming Application Deadlines below.

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Upcoming Application Deadlines

Open PositionsRecruitment Opening DateApplication Deadline
Design Review Board (2 ex-officio, non-voting members)
December 21, 2021
September 29, 2023, at 4:30 pm
Arts Advisory Committee (1 voting member - Del Mar Village Association Representative)April 27, 2023September 29, 2023, at 4:30 pm
Arts Advisory Committee (2 resident voting members)June 19, 2023September 29, 2023, at 4:30 pm
Lagoon Committee (3 resident voting members)
September 13, 2023September 29, 2023, at 4:30 pm

Other Committee vacancies will be filled when sufficient applications have been received.

Why Volunteer?

The City of Del Mar is one of the most scenic, beautiful, and protected communities along the coast of California. The Del Mar Community Plan outlines the village character that residents envisioned when they helped craft the Plan to protect and maintain that character. Our residents are highly-educated and involved, and bring a high degree of expertise to the committees and organizations they join.

Be a part of that energy, get to know your neighbors and community, and help promote and protect the beautiful City of Del Mar. 

Volunteer Requirements

Form 700

The Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) requires cities to adopted a Conflict of Interest Code designating those City public officials who are involved in City decisions to disclose certain financial interests which could foreseeably be affected, in a material manner, by a City decision made by the official. Currently, the Conflict of Interest Code requires members of the Finance Committee, Design Review Board, Planning Commission and City Council to file a Form 700 Financial Conflict of Interest filing upon assuming office, annually, and upon leaving office. Volunteers interested in serving on these committees should be aware of these filing requirements.  For more information, please visit the FPPC’s Form 700 website.  

Ethics Training 
Assembly Bill 1234 requires members of City boards, commissions, and committees complete two hours of ethics training after being appointed and every two years. Free ethics training is provided by the FPPC, and can be accessed online. Upon completion of the online training, please provide a copy of the completion certificate to the Administrative Services Department.