Special Announcement:

City of Hayward Transition to District-Based Elections Information

We're initiating a process to move from at-large to a district-based system of elections for City Council starting in 2026.

This change in the election process will benefit from feedback from residents who know the community best, and the City is launching an outreach process to engage residents in the district formation process. 

To facilitate the sharing of information and gathering of input and feedback on the drawing of district-election maps, the City has established a website accessible by clicking the button below. Community members can also ask questions and provide input and feedback by calling (510) 583-4444 or by sending an email to districting@hayward-ca.gov

Appointed Bodies

Commissions and Task Forces

Volunteer service on any City Commission or Task Force provides an opportunity for residents to participate in the City’s decision-making process by advising the City Council and staff on a wide range of important topics.

In order to be eligible for appointment to any Commission or Task Force, a person shall be a resident of the incorporated area of the City of Hayward.  And, pursuant to passage of Measure OO in November 2020, appointment to Commissions or Task Forces is open to all Hayward residents, regardless of whether they are registered or eligible to be registered to vote. Meetings will take place in person at Hayward City Hall.

  1. Commissions and Task Force Recruitment Flyer
  2. Commissions and Task Force Press Release

The current roster and number of vacancies for each meeting body is located on the respective individual page, under the “Commissions & Task Forces” menu.


The application period for appointment to City Commissions is open.  The City is accepting applications until August 2, 2024.  Interviews are currently scheduled for August 27, 2024.  To fill out an application, select the Commission you would like to join and click the “APPLY” button at the top of that page.

  1. Library Commission
  2. Personnel Commission
  3. Planning Commission
For any questions, please contact the Office of the City Clerk, 777 B Street, Fourth Floor, Hayward, California 94541, or by calling (510) 583-4400, or by emailing the CityClerk@hayward-ca.gov for further information. 

Pursuant to Government Code Sections 54970-54974 (otherwise known as the Maddy Act), the list of all Board, Commission, and Task Force terms expiring in 2024 can be accessed here: Local Appointments List.