Important Update:

Tempe's distracted driving ordinance updated to primary offense. Mobile devices must be operated in hands-free mode while driving, info here.

Board, Commission, or Committee Current/Upcoming Openings

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Arts and Culture Commission*:  1 current opening for any category – no more than 3 members can fill the same one (term expiring 12/31/2019)

Board of Adjustment*:  1 current opening for Alternate Member (term expiring 12/31/2020)

Commission on Disability Concerns*:  1 current opening (term expiring 12/31/2020)

Family Justice Commission1 current opening for At-Large Member (term expiring 12/31/2019)

Historic Preservation Commission*:

  • 1 upcoming opening for At-Large Member (term expiring 03/31/2022)
  • 1 upcoming opening for Architecture Member (term expiring 03/31/2022)

Industrial Development Authority*:  1 current opening (term expiring 07/10/2024) 

Merit System Board*:  1 upcoming opening (term expiring 05/31/2022) 

Neighborhood Advisory Commission*:  1 current opening for Zip Code 85281 (term expiring 12/31/2021)

Risk Management Trust Board:  1 current opening (term expiring 12/31/2019)

Veterans Commission:

  • 1 current opening for Veteran Housing Advocacy and Assistance Member (term expiring 12/31/2019)
  • 1 current opening for At-Large Tempe Veteran or Resident, or Employed in Tempe Member (term expiring 12/31/2020)

*Tempe residency required

Applications for all Boards and Commissions are accepted year-round.

Paper applications are also available at the City Clerk’s Office, 31 E. Fifth St., second floor, or in the back of the Council Chambers at 31 E. Fifth St., garden level, and can be submitted via email (, mail, fax (480-858-2012), or in person at the City Clerk’s Office.