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LAFCo Public Seat Application Process

Applications now being accepted for both LAFCo Public Member Seats

San Rafael, CA:  On May 1, 2023, Marin Local Agency Formation Commission (Commission) Public Member’s term is set to expire.  The Commission will be selecting appointments for new four-year terms for both the Regular Public Member Seat and Alternate Public Member Seat.

Applications are now being accepted for the appointment for both the Regular Public Member Seat and Alternate Public Member to the Commission.  Any person wishing to apply for these positions may get an application by going to, calling 415.448.5877, or sending an email to

The Commission, which is established by State law, has regulatory power over the formation and boundary changes of cities and special districts (e.g., annexations.) In addition, the Commission is responsible for determining sphere of influence (ultimate service areas) for all cities and special districts within the County of Marin.  The composition of the Commission includes two members of the Board of Supervisors, two city council members, two special district members, and a representative of the general public. Each category has one alternate member seated at the board meetings in the absence of the regular member. The Commission normally meets at 7:00 PM on the second Thursday of even number months.  Currently, the Commission meets by Zoom, and at its February meeting will be having a discussion about returning to in-person meetings and the location of those meetings.

Appointment Process and Important Deadlines

The Commission will accept applications for service as the Public Member through March 10, 2023.  Interviews of the applicants will be conducted at the Regular Commission meeting on April 6, 2023.  If the Commission decides to appoint then the people selected will be sworn in and able to serve when the term starts on May 1, 2023.


Candidates must reside in Marin County.  The candidate also cannot be an officer or employee of Marin County, or of any city or special district within the County of Marin.  During the selection process, the Commission shall consider the applicant’s qualifications and why the applicant wants to serve on the commission.

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