Town News

Print
Press Enter to show all options, press Tab go to next option

Volunteer Opportunities Available on Town Committees

Post Date:02/16/2018 11:15 AM

Opportunities Available to Get Involved in Your Town

The Town of Portola Valley is seeking dedicated volunteers to serve on its committees. The work of the volunteers ensures the unique quality of life we all enjoy in Portola Valley. Without the efforts of the volunteers, the unique characteristics of our Town will be lost. Applications are available at the Town Hall or you may submit an online application. The following is a list of available volunteer opportunities: 

Bicycle, Pedestrian & Traffic Safety Committee

Meets first Wednesday of each month, 8:15 a.m.; appointed for a one-year term.

The objectives of this committee are to foster a community for all users of the public roads. To advise the Town on ways and means for safer conditions regarding motor vehicles, bicycles, pedestrians and road conditions. To encourage proper traffic enforcement. To encourage safe and enjoyable bicycling in Portola Valley as a means of transportation and recreation.


Cultural Arts Committee

Meets second Thursday of each month; appointed for a one-year term. 

This Committee increases the cultural awareness among residents of Portola Valley by sponsoring and supporting local cultural activities in the areas of art, music, science, and nature, history, horticulture, drama, literature, photography, and dance.


Cable and Utilities Undergrounding Committee

Meets as announced; appointed for a one-year term.

This Committee oversees the operations of the Cabled TV System in Portola Valley; to advise the Town Council on matters relating to the system; to act as a liaison between the franchise operator and the Town and its residents to facilitate harmonious communications; to oversee broadband access; to further the undergrounding of utilities.


Emergency Preparedness Committee

Meets second Thursday of each month, 8:00 a.m.; appointed for a one-year term.

This Committee works with Town Staff to ensure that neighborhoods and Town government are ready to respond to possible emergencies such as earthquakes, wildfires, and flooding. Other duties include maintaining emergency supplies and equipment, planning a response to emergencies and educating Town residents.


Finance Committee

Meets as announced; appointed for a one-year term.

This Committee reviews and recommends for adoption the town’s annual budget, its annual Financial Statements and makes recommendations to the Council regarding investments and other fiscal matters.


Historical Resources Committee

Meets as announced; appointed for a one-year term.

This Committee procures, organizes, preserves, and makes available for review and/or display archival materials likely to be of significant, general interest over a prolonged period of time to residents of the Portola Valley region.


Nature and Science Committee

Meets alternate even-numbered months 2nd Thursday, 5:00 p.m.; appointed for a one-year term.

The objectives of this Committee are to increase appreciation for Portola Valley’s natural environment by providing opportunities for residents and visitors to observe and study local natural history, encourage scientific dialog and promoting scientific literacy in the community and provide information to the community about science, technology, and natural history.


Open Space Acquisition Advisory Committee

Meets as announced; appointed for a one-year term.

This Committee supports the preservation of the Town’s rural environment by advising the Town Council on open space acquisitions and uses.


Parks and Recreation Committee

Meets first Monday of each month, 7:30 p.m.; appointed for a one-year term.

This Committee meets to develop, promote and maintain quality recreational and community enrichment programs, recreational facilities and park areas in the Town of Portola Valley.


Public Works Committee

Meets as announced; appointed for a one-year term.

The Portola Valley Public Works Committee acts as the liaison between the citizens of Portola Valley, Public Works Staff and members of the Town Council on the Towns need of public works nature



Return to full list >>