Board and Commission Vacancies

A list of known future vacancies is available here. Applications are currently being for the openings listed below. For more information on the board and commission application, nomination, interview and appointment process, please contact the City Clerk's Office at 480-312-2412.

A list of all current applicants is available here (PDF).

Current Openings

Applications are currently being accepted until Thursday, January 27, 2022 for the openings listed below:



Building Advisory Board of Appeals 2
Citizens' Bond Oversight Committee 2
Environmental Advisory Commission 1
Historic Preservation Commission 1
Loss Trust Fund Board 1
Parks and Recreation Commission 1
Transportation Commission 1
Veterans Advisory Commission 1

 How the City Council's Appointment Process works

  1. Application. Interested Scottsdale residents apply to be considered using a standard application. When there is a vacancy, all applications on file for that board or commission are forwarded to the City Council.


  2. Nominations. At a City Council meeting, the City Council reviews applications submitted for the board and commission openings under consideration. From this applicant pool, the City Council will select nominees for further consideration. Due to the number of applicants, only the nominees are contacted.


  3. Interviews and Appointments. Those nominated by the City Council are invited to participate in a brief interview with the City Council. Each nominee  is asked to respond briefly (in 2 minutes or less) to the questions listed below, in addition to any follow-up questions or requests for clarification.

    • Name, address, and how long you have lived in Scottsdale.
    • How your education, employment, or volunteer experience relates to the board/commission for which you have applied.
    • What is the top issue facing the board or commission for which you have applied for. 

    Immediately following each of interviews, the City Council makes formal appointments.

All appointees need to comply with the City's Code of Ethical Behavior. All first-term appointees need to plan on attending an Ethics Training and Orientation session within 90 days of appointment. For those individuals that are not selected, applications remain active for future vacancies. Applications remain on file for a one-year period from the date of receipt. 

For more information on the board and commission application, nomination, interview and appointment process, please contact the City Clerk's Office 480-312-2412.

Information on other City volunteer opportunities is available here.