Danville recruiting for commission seats

County posts, poet laureate among other vacancies

Danville officials are looking for civic-minded residents interested in serving on town commissions or in other positions available representing the town.

The Town Council is recruiting for:

* Parks and Leisure Services Commission – Three regular vacancies, one alternate (four-year terms). 

* Arts Commission – Four regular vacancies (four-year terms)

* Poet Laureate – One position (two-year term)

* County Connection – One Danville representative (two-year term)

* Contra Costa Transportation Authority – One Danville representative (two-year term)

Applications, which are available on the town website, will be accepted through May 17 at 4 p.m.

The council is set to interview applicants on the evening of June 6, the morning of June 13 or the evening of June 20. Final selections are scheduled to be made during the June 20 council meeting.

For more information, contact city clerk Marie Sunseri at 314-3401 or


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Posted by Terri
a resident of Alamo
on Mar 13, 2017 at 9:26 am

Commission seats - are these paid positions or voluntary? Do you have to live in a Danville?

Thank you!

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Posted by Semper
a resident of Danville
on Mar 13, 2017 at 10:38 am

What about seats on Planning Commission? The citizens of Danville would love to have several no high density candidates who value the Danville quality of life representing us instead of the pro growth members on the commission now.

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Posted by Huh?
a resident of Danville
on Mar 14, 2017 at 7:25 am

@Terri - commissioners are volunteers and you must live in Danville.

@Semper - no, planning commission seats are not up for appointment until 2018, I believe. You also sound like you did have not attended a planning commission hearing... ever? Please let us know which comments from the last meeting evidence a pro growth mindset? The nearly universally expressed sentiment that the project was not ideal, but state law required it? Good job spreading your ignorance. It is really helpful.

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Posted by Dusty
a resident of Danville
on Mar 14, 2017 at 11:37 am

Semper- things look great in your rear view mirror- agree with Huh? that you probably have not attended many public meetings. Sounds like you would be the perfect loose cannon to join a Commission and rack up a ton of liability for the Town.

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