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Help with childcare costs is available for board and commission members upon request.
How to Apply for a Board
- View all current City Boards and Commissions Rosters, vacancies, and Board descriptions.
- Apply for one or more positions by checking the box for the desired position(s) and then clicking the Apply button.
- You can apply for a Board seat 90 days prior to the current term expiration date. Only then will a checkbox appear and applications will be accepted.
- Sign in or create an account.
- Use the Forgot Password option at the sign-in screen if you forgot your password or if it has been over 6 years since you last applied.
- Fill out all fields. If applicable, use N/A, 0, or None to answer the questions. Fields cannot be left blank.
- If you are unable to complete the application in one session, save your draft. You can log back in and pick up where you left off.
- Click on/enter the Review Application page as prompted towards the end of your application. Only then will a green Submit button appear at the bottom of the page.
- Click on Submit and you are set! If the Submit button does not appear, please double check your application for any blank fields.
- Board applications are valid for one year from the date of submission.
Important Notice to Applicants
NOTE: Help with childcare costs is available for board and commission members upon request.
Financial Disclosure Reports (FDR) are required to be submitted within 30 days of appointment and annually thereafter by all board members. Failure to submit the required FDR will result in removal from the board.
Regular attendance is required at the meetings. Failure to attend three consecutive meetings or 50% of the meetings annually will result in removal from the board.
A member who is removed from a board or commission for failure to submit the required FDR or meet the attendance requirements is ineligible to seek appointment to any board or commission for a period of one calendar year from the date of the member's automatic removal.
Complete rules for Boards & Commissions may be found in Article IX of the City Code.
More Than Advisory Boards
More than advisory boards are authorized to take an official action that does not require City Council approval.
Prohibited financial interest in contracts:
- Members of boards and commissions that are more than advisory in nature and their family members are prohibited from having a financial interest in a contract with the City of San Antonio
- Section 141 of the City Charter and Section 2 of the City Ethics Code prohibit members of the city's more than advisory boards and commissions, as well as their close family members and any businesses they or their families hold a 10% or greater ownership interest from obtaining a contract with the city during their board or commission service. The prohibition extends to subcontracts on city contracts, and parent, subsidiary or partner businesses owned by the member of the board or commission and their family.
- Former members of more than advisory boards and commissions, their family members and the businesses they own will continue to be prohibited from obtaining many discretionary contracts for one year after leaving city service.
- Please note that any contract in place at the time the applicant becomes a city officer may remain in effect, but cannot be amended, extended, modified, or changed in any manner during the officer's city service on the more-than-advisory board.