San Marcos residents encouraged to apply for various commissions and committees

San Marcos City officials are encouraging residents to get involved and make a difference in their community by applying for open positions on several city commissions and committees. Openings currently exist on the Budget Review Committee, Community Services Commission, Planning Commission, San Marcos Community Foundation, San Marcos Economic Development Corporation, Student Neighborhood Relations Commission and the Traffic Commission.

The deadline to apply for each of these openings is Thursday, November 20 by 5:30 pm. Appointments will be made after public interviews are conducted by City Council during its regular meeting on December 9 at 6 pm. Candidates should be prepared to provide a brief presentation discussing their background and qualifications for the desired position.

Detailed eligibility requirements, application instructions and interview requirements are available online at and clicking “Commissions” in the left-hand side navigation bar or by visiting 1 Civic Center Drive.

One position is open on the Budget Review Committee, which conducts a thorough review of the annual operations and capital improvement budget for the City. Meeting as needed, committee members are appointed to three-year terms and serve in an advisory capacity to City Council and city staff.

Three vacancies are open on the City’s Community Services Commission, which has the responsibility of making recommendations and advising the City Council in matters pertaining to the creation, operation, maintenance, management and control on the community recreation programs, of playgrounds and indoor and outdoor recreation, activities and facilities.

Four positions are open on the Planning Commission. This commission works with the planning division and is responsible for evaluating and making decisions on a variety of land use matters.

The San Marcos Community Foundation has four positions open. The Foundation is a nonprofit public benefit corporation providing financial and other assistance program benefiting the City of San Marcos or its residents. The foundation provides grants to a wide variety of nonprofit groups.

Four vacancies are open on the San Marcos Economic Development Corporation, which is purposed to promote economic and business development in support of enhancing the general business climate within the City of San Marcos.

One position are open on the Student Neighborhood Relations Commission. Designed to foster positive communication and partnership between students, residents and businesses, commissioners engage in discussions, solicit community input and recommend actions to promote collaboration, tolerance and mutual respect in the City’s neighborhood communities.

Two vacancies are open on the Traffic Commission, which is responsible for evaluating and making recommendations to City Council and staff regarding the implementation of traffic safety measures and for improving traffic conditions in San Marcos.

For more information about applying for a vacancy, please contact the San Marcos City Clerk at (760) 744-1050, ext. 3145.

For more information about the City’s commissions, please visit

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