The various City commissions provide the Mayor, City Council and the Administration valuable input on a number of topics ranging from public safety, education, development, small business attraction, employment, local sourcing, housing, veteran affairs, arts and culture, to open space, recreational activities, senior and youth services. Those who serve will help the City address needs within the community by advising on policy priorities, programs, and propose initiatives on behalf of Camden’s citizens.

Candidates must be residents of the City of Camden, demonstrate a commitment to their community, exhibit strong community leadership qualities and should represent the rich diversity of the City of Camden. Members are expected to attend regularly scheduled meetings, in addition to supporting relevant meetings and events in the communities which they serve. Commission members serve in a volunteer capacity and are not paid. Members serve at the pleasure of the Mayor and City Council or their appointing authorities.

Those who are interested in serving on a Municipal Authority, Board or Commission should apply through the Office of the Municipal Clerk via submitting the “Citizen Leadership Form” online or by submitting a printable version of the “Citizen Leadership Form” (English / Spanish)

*IF YOU DO NOT SUBMIT THE FILLABALE FORM ONLINE, PLEASE PRINT AND RETURN YOUR COMPLETED FORM TO: The Office of the Municipal Clerk, City Hall, 520 Market Street, Suite 105, Camden, NJ  08101 or email a completed copy to