Committees and Commissions

Role & Responsibilities
Citizen Advisory Committee is a generic title for groups appointed by the Council to provide advice on policy matters to the Town Council. The term includes boards, commissions, advisory councils and committees, and others.

The responsibilities of the advisory committees are:
  • To be available to the Town Council to research and recommend policy alternatives
  • To be available to staff to assist as volunteers in implementing the Town's policies and programs

Citizen advisory committees work closely with the staff liaisons.  The committees do not have the authority to supervise or direct the work of staff. Assignments to staff are made through the Town Manager.

For more information, please access the Commissioner Handbook.

Establishment of Current Advisory Committees

At its January 20, 1999 meeting, the Town Council approved and adopted Resolution 779-99, establishing the current advisory committees.

The annual Maddy Act Notice contains a current listing of Town positions: NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC 

In compliance with the requirements of the Maddy Act, Government Code 54972, the following Town of Windsor local appointments list shows all current members of the Citizen Commissions and Committees with the term expiration date, and the current membership requirements. All applicants must be at least 18 years of age and reside within the Town limits, unless otherwise indicated in the notice to public.

Committee/Commission Vacancy 
Notice of Vacancy for Senior Citizen Advisory Commission: The Town of Windsor is seeking applicants to fill a vacancy on the Senior Citizen Advisory Commission for one Landmark Neighborhood representative for a four-year term expiring December 2022. If there are no applications received from the Landmark Neighborhood by May 9, 2019, then we shall accept applications from the community at-large to fill the seat until filled.

The Senior Citizen Advisory Commission serves in an advisory capacity to the Town Council to support the recreation programs and services offered to senior citizens and persons with disabilities. The Senior Citizen Advisory Commission meets on the fourth Tuesday of the months of January, April, and October at 2:30 p.m. in the Windsor Civic Center Council Chambers, located at 9291 Old Redwood Highway, Building 400, Windsor, CA. In addition, the July meeting and special meetings may be held on an as needed basis at the Windsor Senior Recreation Center located at 9231 Foxwood Drive. For more information, contact Recreation Program Supervisor Erin Stroud at (707) 838-1252.

An applicant must be a resident to qualify to serve on Town Commissions and Committees.  Members of the Senior Citizen Advisory Commission must be age 50 or older, and their guests, their spouses, their co-habitants, or persons age 45 or older who are providing primary physical or economic support for such persons. Priority will be given to applicants in the Landmark Neighborhood, California Creekside or Alden Woods.

Applications may be obtained in the Town Clerk’s office, Building 400, 9291 Old Redwood Highway, Windsor or by visiting the Town’s website at: http://www.townofwindsor.com/64/Committees-and-Commissions

A copy may also be requested by telephone at (707) 838-1000. Completed applications for this vacancy must be returned to the Town Clerk's office no later than 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 9, 2019, at Town Hall, 9291 Old Redwood Highway, Building 400, Windsor, CA 95492. If no applications are received, applications from the community at-large will be accepted after this date to fill the seat until filled. 

For more information on this vacancy, please see this notice

Committee/Commission Application Form
Other Public Agency Committee/Commission Vacancy

Committee/Commission Vacancy:

Deadline Extended To August 1, 2019

The Local Task Force on Integrated Waste Management: Notice is hereby given that the Town of Windsor is seeking applications from Sonoma County residents to serve on the Local Task Force on Integrated Waste Management for a three-year term. Preference for the appointment will be given to a person with a strong interest in solid waste management issues. 

This organization is created and its members appointed by resolution of the Board of Supervisors, which has the authority to establish and disband the Local Task Force on Integrated Waste Management.  Board of Supervisors: Resolution No. 90-0437, 3/13/90; Resolution 96-1648, 12/17/96; Summary Action #17, 4/25/17.

To develop goals, policies, and procedures which are consistent with guidelines and regulations adopted by the Board, to guide the development of the Siting Element of the County-wide integrated waste management plan.

T
he Local Task Force on Integrated Waste Management representing each city/town meets every other month on the second Thursday of the month from 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., located in the Main Conference Room at Sonoma County Department of Transportation & Public Works. The next meeting is scheduled for Thursday, August 8, 2019. 

The deadline for submittal of applications has been extended to August 1, 2019.  Therefore, residents interested in serving on the Local Task Force on Integrated Waste Management may request an application by contacting Maria De La O, Town Clerk, at (707) 838-1000 or via the Town’s website at:
http://www.townofwindsor.com. Completed applications must be returned to the Town Clerk's office at 9291 Old Redwood Highway, Building 400, Windsor, CA 95492, by 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 1, 2019. 

For more information on the appointment and the Local Task Force on Integrated Waste Management, please contact Kristina Owens, Administrative Operations Manager, at (707) 838-5355 or via email at kowens@townofwindsor.com.

For more information on this vacancy, please see this notice.

Committee/Commission Vacancy:

Unscheduled Vacancy on the Parks and Recreation Commission:The Town of Windsor is seeking applicants to fill an unscheduled vacancy on the Parks and Recreation Commission.

The Parks and Recreation Commission serves in an advisory capacity to the Town Council and the Parks and Recreation Director to support the Parks and Recreation Department in “Creating Community through People, Parks and Programs.” Responsibilities include being available to the Town Council to research and recommend policy alternatives pertaining to the Town’s Parks and Recreation policies; and to be available to staff to assist as volunteers in implementing the Town’s Parks and Recreation Department budget goals. The Parks and Recreation Commission meet on the second Wednesday of each month at 6:00 p.m. in the Windsor Civic Center, Council Chambers, 9291 Old Redwood Highway, Building 400, Windsor, CA. In addition, special meetings may be held on an as needed basis. For more information, contact Parks and Recreation Director Jon Davis at (707) 838-1268.

An applicant must be a resident and 18 years of age or older to qualify to serve on Town Commissions and Committees.

Applications may be obtained in the Town Clerk’s office, Building 400, 9291 Old Redwood Highway, Windsor or by visiting the Town’s website at: http://www.townofwindsor.com.

Additional information regarding the composition, qualifications, duties and meetings for this commission can be accessed on the Town’s Committees and Commissions website page: http://www.townofwindsor.com/index.aspx?nid=350.

 A copy may also be requested by telephone at (707) 838-1000. Completed applications for this vacancy must be returned to the Town Clerk's office no later than 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 1, 2019, at Town Hall, 9291 Old Redwood Highway, Building 400, Windsor, CA 95492.

For more information on this vacancy, please see this notice.