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Advisory Council News and Membership Recruitment

Individuals appointed to the 11 public seats on the advisory council serve voluntary terms of 2 to 3 years in duration. A few times each year, with the approach of end-of-term dates for various seats, sanctuary staff open a recruitment period that provides a public opportunity for interested persons to apply for membership for open positions on the council. Currently serving advisory council members may also seek to be reappointed, subject to term limit provisions described within the council's charter.

Application Review Status: Closed

We are not currently evaluating applications at this time, but when there are openings approaching this web site will be used to provide application information, including deadlines for submission.

If you would like to apply in advance of openings being announced, you may do so by requesting an application form from Michael Murray (, 805-893-6418). You may also wish to review the standard information provided below concerning membership on the council.

To be notified about upcoming recruitment periods, send an email to

Information About Membership:

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News About Sanctuary Advisory Councils on the West Coast: To learn what's happening with all five sanctuary advisory councils on the West Coast, view quarterly highlights here.

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