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Town Invites Applications for Committees

Arts and Culture Committee

Meets second Thursday of each month, 5:00 p.m.; appointed for two-year term.

The Committee strengthens multigenerational community involvement by initiating, sponsoring and celebrating local art, creativity and cultural activities including, but not limited to, the areas of art, photography, design, music, horticulture, culinary arts, literature, drama and dance. The Committee will create opportunities to educate, inform and engage the community about cultural affairs and will organize and supervise events to showcase local creative talent

Circulation Committee

Meets third Thursday of each month at 7:30 p.m.; appointed for two-year term.

The Committee supports the General Plan goal to balance circulation system user needs and works to foster a community for all users of the public roadway system.  The Circulation Committee works with the Town Engineer, Sheriff's Department and local and regional organizations to develop programs to encourage dialog on circulation system needs, promote “share the road” programs for all users, and develop educational programs to promote traffic safety.  The Committee advises Town staff and the Town Council about ways to make the roadway system safer for all users, to encourage effective traffic enforcement, and to promote safe, convenient access to schools, Town businesses, public and private institutions, and neighborhoods. 

The Committee shall review applications for special event permits for the Town’s roadways. The Committee shall confer with the Trails Committee on programs and recommendations of mutual interest.

Emergency Preparedness Committee

Meets second Wednesday of each month, 5:30 p.m.; appointed for two-year term.

The Committee supports the General Plan Policies to institute or participate in education related to natural hazards and to support emergency preparedness education; works with Town staff to develop and maintain appropriate plans and procedures for responding to disasters, including wildfires, earthquakes, flood and other emergencies; supports the work of the Citizens’ Emergency Response and Preparedness Program (CERPP) to develop a network of volunteers to respond to emergencies at the neighborhood level; works with staff to recruit, organize, train and maintain a team of volunteers who can assist staffing an Emergency Operations Center when Town staff is partially or wholly unavailable; works with staff to develop emergency communication facilities and capabilities and to provide residents of the Town with information and training in emergency topics.

Livestock and Equestrian Heritage Committee

Meets fourth Wednesday of each month, 5:30 p.m.; appointed for two-year term.

The Committee reviews applications for     professional stable permits and forwards recommendations to the Planning Commission. It also reviews applications for exceptions to the private stable regulations and forwards recommendations   to the Planning Director. It conducts inspections of stables in accordance with the requirements of the Municipal Code. The Committee develops and supports education and information programs which aid the community in sustaining, protecting enhancing and enjoying equestrian activities and facilities. The Committee is also a resource for Town Council, staff and residents on equestrian matters.

Open Space Committee

Meets fourth Thursday of each month, 5:30 p.m.; appointed for two-year term.

The Committee advises and assists the Town Council, Planning Commission and staff in implementing the policies and goals of the Open Space and Conservation elements of the General Plan, specifically with respect to acquisition and maintenance of conservation easements and open space preservation.

Recreation Committee

Meets first Thursday of each month, 7:30 p.m.; appointed for three-year term.

The Committee guides the activities of the community recreation programs.

Sustainability and Conservation Committee

Meets fourth Monday of each month, 6:00 p.m.; appointed for two-year term.

The Committee advises and assists the Town Council, Planning Commission, and staff on conservation, open space, noise, public services and facilities as pertaining to the elements of the Town's General Plan.

Trails Committee

Meets second Thursday of each month, 3:00 p.m.; appointed for two-year term.

The Committee reviews land divisions, subdivisions and conditional use permits   for locations for equestrian, pedestrian and bicycle trails and makes recommendations to the staff and to the Planning Commission.

Woodside History Committee

Meets second Thursday of each month, 10:00 a.m.; appointed for two-year term.

The Committee advises the Town Council and staff regarding actions, policies and plans relating to historic preservation.

Committees are volunteer positions and serve in an advisory capacity to the Town Council.

Interested residents may request information and applications Monday through Friday,    8:00 a.m.-12 noon and 1-5:00 p.m., from the Town Clerk’s Office at Town Hall, 2955 Woodside Road, or telephone (650) 851-6790, or through the Town’s web site at www.woodsidetown.org, Residents, Volunteer Opportunities. Vacancies are open until appointments are filled.