Commissions & Committees

City Commissions and Committees play an important role in city government by serving in an advisory capacity to the City Council. Members provide input on a variety of issues that are crucial to maintaining our quality of life.

General requirements are that applicants must have an interest in civic involvement, and must be 18 years of age or older, a registered voter, and a resident of Newark (some committee or commission positions may have additional requirements.)

Interested in serving? Email your contact information to the City Clerk at City.Clerk@newark.org. You will be notified should a vacancy occur. Contact information will be kept on file for one year.

Vacancy Notice

Paratransit Advisory and Planning Committee (PAPCO)

The City of Newark is seeking a representative to serve on the Paratransit Advisory and Planning Committee (PAPCO). PAPCO advises the Alameda County Transportation Commission on the development and implementation of paratransit programs.  They also make decisions on transportation funding for seniors and people with disabilities.  The meetings are held on the fourth Monday of each month from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. in Oakland. 

Applications will be accepted in the City Clerk's office until the vacancy is filled.  Application