Boards and Commissions Application Form

The Boards & Commissions Application form is to be used for all Board & Commission openings, except the Charter Review Committee.

  • Carefully read the Media Advisory for the opening you are applying for:
  • Some positions require City of Vancouver residency. City employees are not eligible to serve on city boards and commissions. Once received, all application materials become the property of the City of Vancouver.
  • Boards & Commission meetings may require day or evening attendance. Your accepting appointment to a Board or Commission affirms your ability to attend meetings as scheduled.
  • Upon appointment, proof of identity and residency may be required. Background checks are required prior to interview and appointment for Planning Commission.
  • Applications are considered active for one year. You will be notified of future openings for a minimum of one year for Boards and Committees for which you apply or indicate interest.
Are you a City of Vancouver resident?

Many boards and commissions require members to be City residents, but sometimes people are surprised to learn that even though they have a Vancouver mailing address, they live outside the city limits. If you are unsure, you can check the online map at

You can find more detailed information about your home or other property at

Some boards and commissions require members to be registered voters.
Additional documents

If you have a resume, cover letter, or other information you'd like to include with your application, you can add those here.

To Upload a File: Click "Browse" and navigate to the location of the file on your computer or mobile device. Select the file and click "Upload."

Files must be less than 2 MB.
Allowed file types: txt rtf odf pdf doc docx xls.
Files must be less than 2 MB.
Allowed file types: rtf odf pdf doc docx xls xlsx.
Check "yes" and you will receive email announcements of future Board and Commission openings.