Committees and Commissions

Role & Responsibilities
Citizen Advisory Committee is a generic title for groups appointed by the Council to provide advice on policy matters to the Town Council. The term includes boards, commissions, advisory councils and committees, and others.

The responsibilities of the advisory committees are:
  • To be available to the Town Council to research and recommend policy alternatives
  • To be available to staff to assist as volunteers in implementing the Town's policies and programs

Citizen advisory committees work closely with the staff liaisons.  The committees do not have the authority to supervise or direct the work of staff. Assignments to staff are made through the Town Manager.

For more information, please access the Commissioner Handbook.

Establishment of Current Advisory Committees

At its January 20, 1999 meeting, the Town Council approved and adopted Resolution 779-99, establishing the current advisory committees.

The annual Maddy Act Notice contains a current listing of Town positions: NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC 

In compliance with the requirements of the Maddy Act, Government Code 54972, the following Town of Windsor local appointments list shows all current members of the Citizen Commissions and Committees with the term expiration date, and the current membership requirements. All applicants must be at least 18 years of age and reside within the Town limits, unless otherwise indicated in the notice to public.

Committee/Commission Vacancy


Unscheduled Vacancy On The Public Art Advisory Commission

Notice is hereby given that the filing date for submittal of applications to serve on the Public Art Advisory Commission has been extended to Thursday,     
October 17, 2019.

The Town of Windsor continues to seek applicants to fill one at-large vacancy, to serve on the Public Art Advisory Commission for the remainder of the term expiring December 2022. To be eligible for appointment to the Commission, applicants shall be residents of Sonoma County, and are preferred to be residents of the Town.

The Public Art Advisory Commission serves in an advisory capacity to the Town Council and the Parks and Recreation Director, or their designee, to support the Town by establishing Windsor as an art destination that raises the potential for education, innovation, collaborative community engagement and cultural exploration. The Public Art Advisory Commission is a standing citizen advisory commission composed of one Councilmember, one Parks and Recreation Commissioner, and five adult citizen members appointed at-large by the Council. Each Member is appointed for a four-year term that is concurrent with the term of the Councilmember who appointed them. The Public Art Advisory Commission meets the first Monday of the month at 11:00 a.m. in the Windsor Civic Center, Council Chambers, 9291 Old Redwood Highway, Building 400, Windsor, CA. In addition, special meetings may be held on an as needed basis. For more information, contact Acting Parks and Facilities Superintendent Olivia Lemen at (707) 838-5383.

Applications may be obtained in the Town Clerk’s office, Building 400, 9291 Old Redwood Highway, Windsor or by visiting the Town’s web site at:

A copy may also be requested by telephone at (707) 838-1000. Completed applications for this vacancy must be returned to the Town Clerk's office no later than 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 17, 2019, at Town Hall, 9291 Old Redwood Highway, Building 400, Windsor, CA 95492.

Committee/Commission Application Form

Other Public Agency Committee/Commission Vacancy

There are currently no vacancies.