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Vacancies and Volunteer Opportunities

Trails and Landscape Committee

In 2007, the City Council appointed a Trails and Landscaping Committee to serve as the Citizens’ Oversight Committee to the Citywide Landscaping Maintenance District (CFD 2007-1).

This permanent citizen’s advisory committee oversees the operations and functions of the Landscape Maintenance District as well as serves as another avenue for citizens’ concerns on public roadway landscaping, public trails and open space maintenance issues and to make recommendations accordingly.

This committee can have up to eleven (11) members.  An application can be found here.

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Clayton Police Department Cadet Program

The Clayton Police Department Cadet Program, formerly known as the Police Explorer Program, is a community service program in which young adults are given the opportunity to explore the career field of law enforcement and participate in activities within the Clayton Police Department and the community, as well as interact with other police agencies. There is an ever increasing desire for young people to enter the field of law enforcement and other related careers. Each Cadet member will be given certain public safety responsibilities and be involved in related activities within the Police Department. Members of the Clayton Police Cadet Program will be allowed to participate in work projects, group tours, group training sessions, and community service projects to acquaint themselves with the policies, procedures and principles of the Criminal Justice System. An excellent opportunity exists to explore the career field of law enforcement due to the Cadet Program’s unique involvement in the activities of this Police Department and the community.

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Volunteers In Police Services (VIPS)

VIPS help to expand the reach of services that can be offered by the Clayton Police Department. They offer their time, attention and expertise to such programs as Neighborhood Watch, Neighborhood Patrol, Disaster Preparedness (CERT) and a variety of clerical tasks as needed. VIPS are a valuable asset to the City and the Department.

To inquire about volunteer opportunities in Clayton, contact the Clayton Police Department at 925-673-7350.

Contra Costa County Library Commission – Clayton Member

The County Library Commission is organized under the Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors and was created to serve in an advisory capacity to: provide a community linkage, establish a forum for the community to express its views regarding the goals and operations of the County Library, assist the Board of Supervisors and County Librarian to provide library serves based on assessed public need, and develop an recommend proposals to the Board of Supervisors and County Librarian.

Members are appointed by the City Council from each of the nineteen (19) cities in the County of Contra Costa.  The standard term of each member’s appointment is two years; each member is a volunteer and receives no stipend or compensation.  an appointment will be made to fill the vacated seat of Clayton’s membership.

  • The regular meetings of the Contra Costa Library Commission shall be held the fourth Thursday of every odd-numbered month, 7:00 p.m., at the Contra Costa County Library Headquarters, 1750 Oak Park Blvd., Pleasant Hill, CA or other designated location.
  • An applicant must be at least 18 years of age, a registered voter, and a resident of Clayton.
  • There is one (1) Commission office term expiring on June 30, 2023.
  • Applications filed become a public record and are subject to public disclosure.

For further information, please contact the City Clerk at (925) 673-7304.

Contra Costa Transportation Authority – Citizens Advisory Committee

The Contra Costa Transportation Authority (CCTA) maintains a standing Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC) to provide citizen perspective, participation and involvement in the CCTA’s $3 billion voter-approved Transportation Expenditure Plan and Growth Management Program.  The CAC is compromised of 23 members: 20 are appointed by each of the 20 local jurisdictions within Contra Costa (the cities, towns, and the County): three are “at-large” members are nominated by community-based stakeholder organizations within Contra Costa, and subsequently appointed to the CAC by CCTA.

To become a member of the CAC, you must reside within the local jurisdiction making the appointment, and your Council or Board must take formal action to confirm your membership on the Committee.  At-large members should be residents of Contra Costa.

Meetings are scheduled for the fourth Wednesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. in the CCTA’s Walnut Creek offices at 2999 Oak Road, Suite 100.  CAC members are appointed to serve for a four-year term without compensation.  Members will, however, receive reimbursement for travel expenses to and from the CAC meetings.

For further information, please contact the City Clerk at (925) 673-7304. CCTA Application and information

Contra Costa Mosquito & Vector Control District – Board of Trustee

The Contra Costa Mosquito & Vector Control District Board of Trustee member must be a Contra Costa County resident and at least the voting age of 18 with an interest in any of the following areas: public health, public policy, wetlands, farming, community education, finance, personnel or land development, and a resident of the city (Clayton) which is in the District. (California Health & Safety Code, Section 2242)

The Board of Trustees meet the second Monday evening of every other month. Committees meet approximately twice a year or as needed.

  • First term: Two years
  • Additional terms: Two or Four years

For further information, please contact the City Clerk at (925) 673-7304.