Open Recruitments

Parks and Recreation
  • One full term ending December 16, 2026
  • Applications due January 13, 2022
  • City Council interviews held January 18, 2023
  • Oath of Office on February 1, 2023
  • Apply online
Traffic Safety
  • Two vacancies, one full term ending December 31, 2026 and one partial term ending December 31, 2023 
  • Applications due January 13, 2023 
  • City Council interviews held January 18, 2023 
  • Oath of Office on February 1, 2023
  • Apply online 
Planning Commission
  • Two full terms ending March 31, 2027
  • Applications due February 17, 2023
  • City Council interviews held March 1, 2023
  • Oath of Office on March 15, 2023
  • Apply online


  • Must be a resident of the City of Saratoga (not including one position on the Library Commission)
  • Must attend a Commission meeting prior to the interview with City Council

Special Qualifications

CommissionSpecial Qualifications
Heritage Preservation
  • One member is nominated by the Saratoga Historical Foundation.
  • A minimum of two members must be experienced in architecture, history, planning, archaeology, or other heritage preservation related disciplines, if such professionals are available in the community. The Saratoga Historical Foundation nominee can qualify as a professional member.
Library & Community Engagement
  • One member may be nominated by the City of Monte Sereno.
  • Members must be a resident of Saratoga in grades 7-11.

Application Instructions

To be considered for a Commission, applicants must complete an application and submit it to the City before the application deadline. Additionally, applicants must attend a Commission meeting prior to their interview with the City Council. 

After the application deadline, the City Clerk will review the applications and notify applicants that meet the Commission qualifications of their interview date and time. Please note that interviews are recorded.

Financial Disclosures

Commission members are subject to Conflict of Interest provisions by State law and Commissioners must file the Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) Form 700 Statement of Economic Interests within 30 days of taking the Oath of Office. The City Clerk will provide the link to file. 

Commission Recruitment Notices

View special vacancy notices from the City Clerk.