Boards & Commissions


The City of Port Angeles has a variety of advisory boards, commissions, and committees. From beautification programs to public safety services, these advisory groups offer an opportunity for dedicated individuals to weigh in on a range of important issues. Members of City advisory groups are appointed by the City Council and volunteer their time to serve and strengthen the Port Angeles community. 

Each advisory group is unique in its number of members, roles, duties and term lengths. Most terms of office begin March 1st of the year in which the appointment is made. Terms of office vary between one and fours years in length, and conclude on the last day of February in the year when the appointment expires. For example: a four-year term length to begin on March 1, 2024 will expire on February 28, 2028. 

When an advisory group has a vacancy, the City seeks interested citizens through advertisements on the City's website and in local media.  

Current Vacancies

The City of Port Angeles will soon seek applications for the following advisory groups (current terms end on February 28, 2024):

  • Lodging Tax Advisory Committee (3 seats)
  • Parks, Recreation & Beautification Commission (2 seats and 2 student positions)
  • Planning Commission (2 seats)
  • Public Safety Advisory Board (4 seats and 1 student position)
  • Utility Advisory Committee (1 seat)

To Apply:

Make a difference in your community; apply to volunteer as a member for a City advisory group! If you are interested in serving on a board, committee, or commission, please submit an online application (application available September 1, 2023).

View Online Application:    

A kiosk is available at City Hall for application submission; please contact the City Clerk if this service is needed, or stop by City Hall between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. 

Please note: Many of our advisory positions require the applicant to be a City of Port Angeles resident. Please review eligibility requirements prior to submitting your application. The application contains a link to eligibility requirements for each board, commission and committee. To view these independently of the application, please see Section 2 of the Port Angeles Municipal Code (click here). 

Applications are due January 12, 2024.