Staff Report

County Supervisor Joan Hartmann is seeking residents of her 3rd District to fill vacancies on half a dozen county boards and commissions.

Openings are available on the Air Pollution Control District Community Advisory Council, Behavioral Wellness Commission, Central County Board of Architectural Review, Guadalupe Cemetery District Board of Trustees, Human Services Commission, and the Cachuma Resource Conservation District board of directors.

The 3rd District encompasses the Santa Ynez Valley, the Gaviota coast, UCSB, Isla Vista, western Goleta, unincorporated parts of Lompoc, Vandenberg Village, Casmalia, Tanglewood, and the city of Guadalupe.

“Volunteer service on a commission or board is a great opportunity to learn about county government while also providing public service by advising the Board of Supervisors on important policy issues affecting our communities,” Hartmann said.

The Air Pollution Control District Community Advisory Council gives advice to the Air Pollution Control officer and board of directors on policy issues.

The Behavioral Wellness Commission is an advisory board to the county Department of Behavioral Wellness and the Board of Supervisors regarding mental health and alcohol and other drug programs and services.

The Central County Board of Architecture Review provides feedback to applicants ensuring good-quality architecture, development, and buildingdesign are compatible with community standards in the unincorporated areas of the county between Lompoc and Goleta, including the Santa Ynez Valley.

Guadalupe Cemetery District board members oversee the administration and budget and set policy direction for Guadalupe Cemetery.

Members of the Human Services Commission make recommendations to the Board of Supervisors for its General Fund Human Services allocation ($1.2 million) and various federal grants.

Board members of the Cachuma Resource Conservation District work with the USDA Natural Resource Conservation Service and other agencies, organizations, businesses and landowners.One of its primary purposes is to support and promote economically viable and environmentally sustainable farming and ranching operations.

To apply online or learn more about boards and commissions, visit commissions/apply.sbc. Application forms are also available at the Office of the Clerk of the Board, 105 E. Anapamu St., Room 407, in Santa Barbara.

To see a map of the 3rdsupervisorial district, go to

For questions or help with submitting an application, contact Gina Fischer at 805-568-2192 or