Here’s how to join St. Pete’s boards and committees

Create the city you want to live in by applying to serve in these volunteer roles.

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Many of St. Pete’s boards and commissions meet at City Hall.

Photo by City of St. Petersburg

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Tampa Bay citizens like you are integral to creating the city we love. Wondering how you can make an impact? You can serve St. Pete on one of nearly 40 municipal boards, and committees focused on arts, historic preservation, and more.

Note: the City of Tampa is currently moving over to a new boards and commissions system + we’ll be back to cover openings on the other side of the Bay.

How much time will this take?

Time commitment varies, but many committees meet monthly or quarterly. Terms range per commission, but many are three or four years.

How can I apply?

Find the application form online.

Are there any openings?

There are currently multiple vacancies — we’ve pulled a handful of them. Here’s where you can apply to serve the community:

City Beautiful Commission | Meets the second Monday of each month at 4 p.m.

  • Work on projects, programs, and activities that further beautify St. Pete + protect the area’s natural resources.
  • Work on the Gift Tree Program, the City Beautiful Awards, and the Gizella Kopsick Palm Arboretum, including the Brick Program.

Committee to Advocate for Persons with Impairments | Meets the second Wednesday of each month at 1:30 p.m.

  • Advise the mayor and city on issues about people with disabilities (like improving city facilities, playgrounds, etc.).
  • Advocate for people with disabilities to help them enjoy the city to the fullest.

Civilian Police Review Committee | Meets quarterly

  • Review administrative complaint cases filed against St. Petersburg police officers.
  • Evaluate whether “policies and procedures were followed by the accused police officer and the investigating police officers.”

Complete Streets Committee | Call for meeting details

  • Help ensure new road projects, etc., consider those “walking, riding bicycles, motorists, people with disabilities, users and operators of public transit, seniors, children, and movers of commercial goods.”
  • Seeking those that frequently bike, walk, drive, and use St. Pete public transportation.
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