Appointive Office Resources

A Board or Commission seat is an excellent first step in government leadership!                                                          


Each county, city, or town has different boards, commissions, or committees overseeing different activities, calls these bodies by different names, and holds different application processes. 

Why & How to Apply for a Board or Commission Seat  - compiled from advice of WIRE mentors that have done it!


If you are considering pursuing an appointive office (and you should!), please review the information available below on your city or county's website.* 

Santa Clara County

Santa Clara County Boards & Commissions

  • Map of Santa Clara County Supervisory Districts

Cities and Towns of Santa Clara County

* If information or geographies is missing or incorrect, please contact to let us know. Thank you.  

WIRE is a nonpartisan organization comprised of women and men committed to increasing the number of women in appointed and elected office in San Mateo and Santa Clara Counties. WIRE identifies and recruits candidates for public office and supports their efforts by providing a broad network of resources. We are located in the San Francisco Bay Area, California, USA.


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