Applications for the open seat on the Castro Valley Municipal Advisory Council (MAC) are due this Friday, March 24 by 5 p.m.
Supervisor Miley will select a successor to Janet Everson who resigned her seat earlier this year. Everson was originally appointed to the MAC in May 2015 to complete the remainder of a previous appointee’s term. She was reappointed to a four-year term over the summer.
Once Miley has made a selection, he will submit his recommendation to the Alameda County Board of Supervisors for its approval.
No public observation of selection process
Miley’s office has confirmed that the public will not attend or participate in the selection process. Previously, Miley allowed the public to observe a selection panel as it asked questions of finalists for the seat. The panel included members of the MAC, Supervisor Miley’s staff, and his leadership cabinet.
The application, used for all Alameda County Boards, Commissions and Committees, is simple asking for basic information about where you live and volunteer experience, and allowing you to submit a copy of your resume. It does ask to “Please explain why you wish to serve on this Board/Commission/Committee.”
The Castro Valley MAC, established as an appointed body in a 1981 Board of Supervisors resolution, advises the Board of Supervisors on local planning, land use and community development issues.
Castro Valley Matters, along with various elected officials, has advocated for an elected MAC for Castro Valley. You can learn more about our efforts here.