Get Involved

There are lots of ways to get involved

Getting involved in the decisions that are made about how our City works is as easy as sending an email or attending a meeting or as involved as volunteering or joining a committee, commission, or a board.  The City of Petaluma has a strong tradition of community involvement in all areas. There are 11 Committees, Commissions and Boards covering topics such as animal services, bike and pedestrian activities, community planning, trees, climate action among others. Members of those groups are appointed by the City Council. If your not ready to join, you can always attend a meeting to learn more.

Regardless of how you want to be involved, rest assured, our City works better when we have feedback from a broad range of community members.

Attend a Meeting

If you want to learn more about how the City makes decisions attend a meeting of the City Council. There is an Agenda posted before every meeting. Typically council meetings happen on the 1st and 3rd Monday of the month.

Provide Oversight

Petaluma has many Committees, Commissions and Boards you might want to join. The members of each group are appointed by the City Council. Click Here to learn more about which groups have vacancies and how to apply.

Take the Survey

We want to hear as many perspectives as possible as we plan for the future together. Help us continue the conversation by telling us your priorities for maintaining our quality of life, fiscal stability and essential services.



There are many ways to volunteer your time with the City. You can join the Police Volunteer group. You can also sign up to be a volunteer during an emergency or to help in the parks.


Good News Story about Volunteering

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Good News Story about a Committee

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City Council Story

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