Commissions and Committees

Commissions and committees are integral to the foundation of our community that assist the City Council in making critical policy decisions that impact the community. These groups research, study and discuss specific issues with both short and long-term implications. Their recommendations are then forwarded to the Council for their consideration and action.

Citizen input is essential to the success of local government. The discussions and recommendations from Boards and Commissions are essential to maintaining quality services to the Chowchilla community. Click the links below to learn more about the current Commissions and Committees.

These are voluntary positions. To be eligible, a citizen must reside in the city limits of Chowchilla, unless otherwise noted, and be a registered voter. The terms of office are determined for each board, commission, and committee, and members may serve consecutive terms.

The appointment of new members and the reappointment of incumbent members to open positions are made by the City Council at the beginning of each calendar year as needed when the City Council fills necessary vacancies throughout the year as they occur.

Current Vacancies

The City of Chowchilla is seeking applicants to fill three vacancies on the Planning Commission.  The three vacancies have variable terms: two expire on January 2021, and the third expires January 2023. The City is currently in the process of reducing the membership from 7 to 5 seats.

The deadline is September 24th, at 4 pm; the first reading of the ordinance change is on Sept 22; the 2nd reading and adoption of change will be on October 13, as well as the appointment. 

The Planning Commission meets monthly at 7:00 p.m. on the third Wednesday of the month in the City Council Chambers located at 130 S. Second Street, Chowchilla. 

Commission members act in an advisory capacity to the City Council on proposed changes to the General Plan for the physical development of the City; make recommendations on proposed zoning and land use, and exercise control over land subdivisions. 

Download a Commission and Committee Application from the link below. 


Applications are accepted continually and can be obtained in-person at the Chowchilla City Hall, 130 S. Second St., by calling the City Clerk’s office at (559) 665-8615 ext. 102, or by sending an email to the City Clerk, or by clicking the following link(s). 

Commission and Committee Application
Public Safety Sales Tax Oversight Committee Application

Local Appointments List

Chapter 11, Section 54972 of the California Government Code (commonly referenced as the Maddy Act) requires each legislative body to prepare a Local Appointments List of all regular and ongoing boards, commissions, and committees.

Current Commissions and Committees