City Government

Hayward now accepting City commission applications from Hayward residents

May 14, 2024

Hayward City Hall

The City of Hayward has opened its annual recruitment period for applicants to serve on three City commissions—with service on these City Council-appointed bodies now open to all residents. 

In November 2020, Hayward voters expanded the opportunity to serve through passage of ballot Measure OO. Measure OO amended the City Charter to eliminate wording that had restricted commission service to people registered or eligible to be registered to vote—a requirement that had the effect of making non-citizens ineligible. 

The application period for appointment in 2024 to City commissions is now open until Aug. 2—with vacancies on the Library, Personnel and Planning commissions.  This year, we are not recruiting members for the Community Services Commission and Keep Hayward Clean and Green Task Force. Meetings of each of these bodies are currently held in person at Hayward City Hall, 777 B Street, Hayward. 

For more information—including a list of all Council-appointed bodies, terms of current members, updated eligibility and service requirements, and an application—go to the appointed bodies webpage on the City of Hayward website or contact the City Clerk’s Office at or (510) 583-4400.