Following the municipal elections every even-numbered year, the Council is reorganized and appointments are updated for Council membership and participation on various boards and commissions. In addition, the Council has established a series of inter-jurisdictional joint meetings and sub-committees for which up to two Council Members are designated as representatives that meet with counterparts from other public agencies.
The City Council also establishes a number of sub-committees to focus on specific policy areas, engage with staff and community members, and assist in the development of program and policy recommendations to be considered by the full Council. Several of these appointments require both primary and "alternate" designees in order to ensure City of Woodland representation and/or quorum of the board or commission.
Service on these boards and committees is generally considered part of the duties and responsibilities of members of the City Council and may well involve extensive time commitments in addition to attendance at regular City Council meetings.