Public Art Commission

Public Art Commission Vacancies

Pursuant to Ordinance No. 1534, the Public Art Commission shall consist of seven (7) members who shall serve at the pleasure of the City Council.  Consistent with national standards, the term for each member will be three (3) years, renewable for a second term, or until a successor takes office.   The Public Art Commission reviews and forwards recommendations to the City Council for commission and acquisition of public art on City property, deaccession of artwork, acceptance of artwork gifts and loans, and proposals for memorials and murals on City-owned property, in accordance with each respective policy.

Palmdale Public Art Commission members shall have professional credentials and work experience as exhibiting and performing artists in the visual and media arts, contemporary museum and gallery art curators/directors, arts management professionals, arts educators, design professionals such as architects, landscape architects, and urban planners.  At least two (2) of the seven voting members shall be professional artists, at least two (2) of the seven voting members shall be design professionals, and at least one (1) of the seven members shall be a member of the Planning Commission.

Please contact the City Clerk Division with any questions via email cityclerkdepartment@cityofpalmdale.org

The online system to submit your application is primarily used for employment purposes, but has been somewhat modified to accept applications for Board/Commission/Committee appointments. Therefore, there are certain sections you DO NOT need to complete. For example, the Preferences section which pertains to minimum compensation, types of positions you will accept, etc.

To apply to become a member of  the Public Art Commission visit: Public Art Commission Member Application

Overview

The Public Art Commission reviews and forwards recommendations to the City Council for commission and acquisition of public art on City property, deaccession of artwork, acceptance of artwork gifts and loans, and proposals for memorials and murals on City-owned property, in accordance with each respective policy.

Meetings

At least 72 hours before a regular meeting, the Deputy Clerk shall cause copies of the Agenda to be posted and made available at the Parks and Recreation Office and the Office of the City Clerk.  

Public Attendance at Meetings

As a result of the COVID-19 emergency, and resulting orders and direction from the President of the United States, the Governor of the State of California, and the County of Los Angeles Department of Public Health, as well as the City of Palmdale emergency declaration, social distancing guidelines must be followed by all who physically attend the City Council meeting. Councilmembers may choose to participate via conference call.

How to Submit Public Comments

eComments

  1. Go to the Agendas & Minutes webpage at https://cityofpalmdale.org/310/City-Council-Meetings and find this meeting under Upcoming Events; 
  2. Click on the eComment button
  3. Scroll through the agenda to find the agenda item for which you would like to provide a comment and submit your comment. 

In-Person Public Comments

To comply with Los Angeles County Health orders, members of the public will be allowed to enter the Council Chambers one at a time to provide public comment.

A three-minute time limit will be imposed on all speakers other than staff members. To make your public comments, please follow the steps below:

  1. Members of the public will wait outside until the designated public comment period; seating will be provided and the meeting audio will be broadcast
  2. You will have your temperature taken prior to entering the Council Chambers, you must wear face coverings and adhere to social distancing guidelines at all times.
  3. Wait in the designated seating area until you are called to speak.
  4. Once you have addressed the Council, you will be asked to return to the designated seating area.

In an effort to reduce the spread of COVID-19, please do not attend the meeting if you are sick or experiencing any symptoms.


The City Council is making every effort to follow the spirit and intent of the Brown Act and other applicable laws regulating the conduct of public meetings in order to maximize transparency and public access. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, if you require a disability-related modification or accommodation to participate in this meeting, please call the City Clerk’s Office at (661) 267-5151 at least 72 hours prior to the meeting.

Commission Facts

  • The Public Art Commission is made up of seven members who are nominated by the Mayor and approved by the City Council.
  • Public Art Commissioners serve a three-year term.