Volunteers who serve on Gilbert's Boards and Commissions play an important role in developing and sustaining our community. Our volunteers dedicate countless hours every year, lending their time and talents to help make Gilbert a better place to live, work and play. Some board and commission members offer professional or technical skills, while others simply bring a passion for Gilbert and a willingness to work as part of a team. Whatever board or commission they serve on, members are making a difference in the community.
Through participation in a board, committee or commission, Gilbert citizens can become involved in their local government, provide input, and make recommendations to the Town Council.
- Sign-up to be notified of a board, committee or commission opening.
- Looking for other ways to get involved? Request to be placed on the Task Force list. Please email your contact information and areas of interest to Judy.Martinez@gilbertaz.gov
If there are current openings, an application link will be available below. You may also pick up an application at Gilbert Town Hall, 50 E. Civic Center Drive. Once you have applied, you will be contacted via email that your application has been received. After the closing date, the Council will review applications and determine which applicants will be invited for an interview.
For additional information, contact the Clerk's Office at (480) 503-6791.
The Town of Gilbert is seeking applicants for three (3) regular full-term positions, two (2) regular partial-term positions, and two (2) alternate positions on the Planning Commission. There are incumbents who plan to reapply.
The term for a regular member is 4 years, and the term for an alternate member is 1 year. The selected applicants may be appointed for full-term, partial-term, or alternate positions.
The Planning Commission also acts as the Design Review Board. The Commission reviews and advises the Council on a variety of planning issues, including long range community planning goals and policies, immediate planning problems, design review (site plans, landscape, architecture), and specific development proposals.
Ideal Candidate Statement
Ideal candidates recognize the need for balance between individual property rights and the long-term needs of the community. Candidates should have experience actively listening to many viewpoints and know how to raise thoughtful questions in a group setting. Candidates should be skilled communicators, able to speak in public, and preferably have an understanding of the Town’s growth and development. Serving on the Planning Commission involves a significant time commitment to attend monthly meetings and review agenda packets. The ideal candidate looks out for the best interests of the community and has experience diligently working to resolve complex challenges and issues.
- Members must be Gilbert residents.
- The Planning Commission typically meets monthly.
Apply online for the Planning Commission by clicking below:
Applications are also available at the Municipal Center, 50 East Civic Center Drive, 1st Floor, between 7:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Thursday.
Applications must be submitted by 11:59 p.m., Sunday, August 2, 2020.
For additional information, call the Clerk’s Office at (480) 503-6791.