GENERAL INFORMATION AND VACANCIES

Open Call for Applications to City Commissions

Lake Forest residents are encouraged to complete and submit an application, indicating their commission preference, to the City Clerk’s office by January 4, 2021. Applicants must be a resident of Lake Forest, a registered voter in the City and not an officer or employee of the city.

Traffic and Parking Commission application deadline has been extended to noon on January 28. The extension is for the Traffic and Parking Commission only.


All applications received will be forwarded to each appointing Councilmember. Councilmembers may initiate interviews of applicants at their own discretion. Councilmember review and selection should be completed within 30 days of the City Clerk’s transmission of the completed applications to the Councilmembers.

The City Clerk shall place an item on a future City Council meeting agenda for selection of commissioners. During the meeting, the Councilmember shall announce the selection of his appointment; the appointment must be ratified by one Councilmember other than the appointing Councilmember. Application will be made available at the City Clerk’s office and online.

  • The Community Services Commission (formerly Parks and Recreation Commission) meets on the same week in which the City Council holds their first meeting of the month on Wednesdays and meetings commence at 6:30 p.m.   The Commission reviews matters related to parks and recreation programs. Click here to apply for the Community Services Commission
  • The Planning Commission meets on the same week in which the City Council holds their first meeting of the month on Thursdays and meetings commence at 6:30 p.m.   The Commission reviews applications for new development, proposed zoning changes and proposed land subdivisions. Click here to apply for the Planning Commission.
  • The Traffic and Parking Commission meets on the same week in which the City Council holds their first meeting of the month on Mondays and meetings commence at 6:30 p.m.  The Commission advises the City Council on issues relating to parking and the safe and efficient movement of traffic, including vehicles, bicycles, pedestrians and other modes of transportation. Click here to apply for the Traffic and Parking Commission

View a list of 2020 local appointments (PDF).

Applicants for any commission should review the following documents:

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

For more information or to obtain an application, please contact Lisa Berglund, City Clerk at lberglund@lakeforestca.gov or by calling (949) 461-3420.