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Volunteer Opportunities!

The City of Del Mar is recruiting for volunteers to serve on a variety of boards and committees. For more information, please visit:

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. 

Ready to Apply?

Interested citizens should complete a Citizen Interest Form and submit it to the City of Del Mar’s Administrative Services Department. There are multiple options to complete the form:

Forms should be submitted to City of Del Mar, Administrative Services Department, 2010 Jimmy Durante Blvd., Suite 100, Del Mar, CA 92014.

About the Business Support Advisory Committee

The mission of the BSAC is to discuss and provide advice to the City Council on the challenges facing Del Mar’s businesses, in particular the current processes and regulations, to be as business-friendly as possible. The BSAC also reviews and provides input to City Council on initiatives that affect the business community.

Work Program: Review the strengths and weaknesses of current processes and regulations and provide input as to how the City could be more business-friendly. Review the opportunities and constraints from a business perspective. Prioritize the issues and methods for implementation. Recommend tasks to implement these recommendations, with both short- and long-term actions. Monitor the implementation and determine the success of implementation and effectiveness in resolving issues. Regularly report to City Council on Committee progress. Serve as a conduit of information to the greater business community. Assist the City with the review of specific actions and Council initiatives/priority projects that affect the business community; and other duties assigned by the City Council, and where applicable, the City Manager.

The BSAC meets on the fourth Tuesday each month at 9 a.m. in the Council Chambers.

For more information, including a list of current members and agendas/minutes, visit the BSAC information page.

About the Design Review Board

The Del Mar Design Review process is intended to preserve and improve the scenic amenities of Del Mar and to protect the city's natural environment, its scenic vistas and the community's overall aesthetic quality. The Design Review process encourages good design, including the use of harmonious materials and colors, and the appropriate use of landscaping. In addition to protecting the city's scenic and natural resources, the Design Review process also has the desired effect of protecting property values.

As part of the review process, application proposals are evaluated for their consistency with the provisions of the Del Mar Community (General) Plan and with the City's Zoning Ordinance as well as consistency with the applicable Design Review standards, found in the Design Review Ordinance (DRO). The Design Review Board's review involves an evaluation of a structure's placement and size, the materials and colors to be used, and in the case of a new structure, the type and extent of the landscaping proposed. It also involves an evaluation of the project's compatibility with surrounding development.

This board was established by Ordinance 129, and Ordinance 465.

For more information, including a list of current members and agendas/minutes, visit the DRB information page.

About the Parks and Recreation Committee

The Parks and Recreation Committee was established in 1979 to administer the parks and scenic preserves and to plan for specific development of open space.

This committee is dedicated to providing oversight of the city's beautiful parks and open space areas. Some of these areas include Powerhouse and Seagrove Parks, Riverpath Del Mar, the City Tennis Courts, and other city-owned grounds enjoyed by our residents and visitors. The committee also works to improve access within and between the parks and the beach. 

Examples of recent committee accomplishments include the redesigned children's play area (Tot Lot), improved bluff-top access at Powerhouse Park, and landscape beautifications along Camino del Mar. The committee is currently assessing a network of pathways to make the town more walkable. The committee actively considers citizen's requests, proactively pursues improvements with the park areas, and works with city staff to solve park deficiencies.

For more information, including a list of current members and agendas/minutes, visit the Parks and Recreation Committee information page.

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