Portola Valley seeks volunteers


Town Hall in Portola Valley is encouraging residents with an interest in local government to come forward and consider joining one of the town's commissions or its many committees.

Portola Valley has a Town Council, a Planning Commission, an Architectural & Site Control Commission and 15 committees that advise the council on various topics, and every member is a volunteer.

"Commissions and committees are the lifeblood of the Town’s operations," Town Manager Jeremy Dennis says in a recruiting statement. "The good work that committee members do every day is the reason why Portola Valley is so special."

Volunteers can get involved in the town's efforts on many fronts, including the ongoing push to be an environmentally sustainable community, planning a community response to a major disaster such as an earthquake or wildfire, removing invasive plant species, and conserving water.

Water conservation is one advisory committee matter for which the town is particularly looking for volunteers. Other committees seeking volunteers deal with parks and recreation, cultural arts, historic resources, nature and science, public works, safety for bicyclists and pedestrians and motorists, and relocating utility lines from power poles to underground.

Click here for more information on opportunities for volunteering.

Contact Mr. Dennis at (650) 851-1700, x215, or via email at


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