Councilmember Linda Maio
Appointees to City of Berkeley Boards and Commissions

 


Members of boards and commissions provide an invaluable service to our City. They advise the City Council on a wide variety of subjects by making recommendations on important policy matters. Over the years the services and programs provided by the City have expanded. Without the assistance of the various boards and commissions, the City Council could give many complex and significant matters only a perfunctory review. The detailed studies and considered advice of boards and commissions are often catalysts for innovative programs and improved services. 

Serving on a board or commission can be a rewarding experience for community service-minded residents. It is an excellent way to participate in the functioning of local government and to make a personal contribution to the improvement of our community. If we are to have government “of the people, by the people and for the people” we must have the continued participation of the many dedicated board and commission members. Making local government effective and responsible is everybody’s responsibility.

The City of Berkeley Commissioner's Manual 

Animal Care Commission: Dr. Dianne Sequoia (1/2010)
Children, Youth, and Recreation Commission: Ms. Beth Gerstein (1/2013)
Civic Arts Commission: Ms. Robbin Henderson (2/2008)
Commission on Aging: Mr. Allen Stross (9/2007)
Commission on Disability: Ms. Denise Trahan (3/2008)
Commission on LaborMr. Sam Frankel (5/2013)
Commission on the Status of WomenMs. Nara Dahlbacka (1/2012)
Community Environmental Advisory CommissionMs. Liz Varnaghen (appointed 3/2014)
Community Health Commission: (Two vacancies - email lmaio@cityofberkeley.info to apply)
Disaster and Fire Safety CommissionMs. Ruth Grimes (4/2013)
Elmwood BID Advisory Board
Mr. Andrew Han (3/2014)
Energy CommissionMs. Karen Hurst (2/2014)
Fair Campaign Practices CommissionMr. Dave Ritchie (6/2010)
Homeless Commission: Ms. Marianna Sempari (1/2014)
Housing Advisory CommissionMr. Lars Skjerping (2/2013)
Human Welfare & Community Action CommissionMs. Jill Dunner (12/2013)
Landmarks Preservation CommissionMr. Dmitri Belser (3/2014)
Loan Administration BoardMr. Samuel Eilmann-Leavitt (10/2009)
Medical Cannabis Commission: Ms. Tina Ferguson-Riffe (6/2011)
Parks and Waterfront Commission: (Vacant - email lmaio@cityofberkeley.info to apply)
Peace & Justice Commission: Ms. Rita Maran (4/2008)
Personnel BoardMs. Jenny Wenk (12/2013)
Planning CommissionMr. Jim Novosel (6/2008)
Police Review Commission: Ms. Ann Rogers (5/2012)
Public Works Commission: Ms. Margo Schueler (8/2007)
Transportation Commission: Ms. Eric McCaughrin (3/2007)
Youth CommissionMr. Jesse Barber (11/2013)
Zero Waste Commission: Ms. Janice Wenning (9/2012)
Zoning Adjustments Board: Mr. Prakash Pinto (4/2013)