Municipal Advisory Councils

The Board of Supervisors established Municipal Advisory Councils (MACs) throughout the unincorporated area to advise the Board on various matters. Stanislaus County has nine MACs. In 1983, the first Stanislaus County MAC was created in Knights Ferry. The other MACs include Denair (1992), Empire (1989), Hickman (1994), Keyes (1991), Salida (1984), South Modesto (2006), Valley Home (2007), and Wood Colony (2017).

A Municipal Advisory Council (MAC), as formed by California Government Code Section 31010, is an advisory body of local citizens elected by the community or appointed by the Board of Supervisors with the purpose of representing the community to the Board of Supervisors. These councils face two ways:

  1. Toward the County, offering the collective and overall views of the community; and
  2. Toward the community, sharing information about County proposals and a place where individuals can discuss community issues and perhaps receives help or assistance.

MACs are to advise the Board of Supervisors on matters of public health, welfare, safety, planning, public works, and other such matters as the Board may designate which affect the territory and inhabitants of the represented community. MACs may also represent its community to any governmental agency or other organization on matters concerning the community.


As we continue to navigate through the challenges of COVID-19, we will update the calendar as it's determined if MACs will meet. For the most up-to-date information, please click on the calendar to the right and it will identify if MAC meetings are canceled.

For more information on how to prevent the spread of illness or what to do if you are concerned about possible, exposure, please visit www.stancounty.com/coronavirus or call 209.558.7535.

Según continuamos navegando los retos de COVID-19, actualizaremos el calendario a medida que se determine si se mantendrán reuniones. Para obtener la información más actualizada, haga clic en el calendario a la derecha e identificará si se cancelan las reuniones de MAC.

Para obtener más información sobre cómo prevenir la propagación de enfermedades o qué hacer si le preocupa la posible exposición, visite www.stancounty.com/coronavirus o llame al 209.558.7535.

Meeting Information

The Denair Municipal Advisory Council meetings are held monthly on the first Tuesday at 7:00 PM at Denair Unified School District / Board Room, 3460 Lester Road, Denair, CA, 95316.

For more information, you can email DenairMAC@gmail.com.

  • If you are interested in becoming a MAC member and representing your community, please visit http://stanvote.com and view the Elections calendar under the Officials/Candidates tab to meet the deadlines and file the proper paperwork.
  • If you are interested in being appointed by the Board of Supervisors to a MAC seat that has just become vacant (not expired) in the last 60 days, please submit this application.

Contact Information

  • James Brugger
  • MAC Contact
  • P.O. Box 952
  • Denair, CA 95316

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas Minutes
December 1
  • Canceled
November 3
  • Canceled
October 6
  • Canceled
September 1
  • Canceled
August 11
  • Canceled
July 7
  • Canceled
June 5
  • Canceled
May 5
  • Canceled
April 7
  • Canceled
March 3
February 4
January 7

Meeting Information

The Empire Municipal Advisory Council meetings are held monthly on the fourth Wednesday at 6:00 PM at Empire Library, 18 S Abbie Street, Empire, CA 95319.

NOTE: Due to the need for social distancing, the meeting location has been temporarily moved to: 434 Church Street, Modesto, CA 95357.

For more information, you can email TheEmpireMAC@gmail.com.

  • If you are interested in becoming a MAC member and representing your community, please visit http://stanvote.com and view the Elections calendar under the Officials/Candidates tab to meet the deadlines and file the proper paperwork.
  • If you are interested in being appointed by the Board of Supervisors to a MAC seat that has just become vacant (not expired) in the last 60 days, please submit this application.

Contact Information

  • Christopher Joseph Nunes
  • MAC Contact
  • P.O. Box 1841
  • Empire, CA 95319

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas Minutes
August 26
  • Canceled
July 22
  • Canceled
June 24
  • Canceled
May 27
  • Canceled
April 22
  • Canceled
March 25
  • Canceled
February 26
January 22

Meeting Information

The Hickman Municipal Advisory Council meetings are held on the first Thursday of every other month (even months) at 7:00 PM at Hickman School Auditorium Basement, 13306 4th Street, Hickman.

For more information, you can email HickmanMAC95323@gmail.com.

  • If you are interested in becoming a MAC member and representing your community, please visit http://stanvote.com and view the Elections calendar under the Officials/Candidates tab to meet the deadlines and file the proper paperwork.
  • If you are interested in being appointed by the Board of Supervisors to a MAC seat that has just become vacant (not expired) in the last 60 days, please submit this application.

Contact Information

  • Meredith Clark
  • MAC Contact
  • P.O. Box 92
  • Hickman, CA 95323

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas Minutes
December 3
October 1
August 6
  • Canceled
June 4
  • Canceled
April 2
  • Canceled
February 6

Meeting Information

The Keyes Municipal Advisory Council meetings are held on the third Thursday of January, April, July and October at 7:00 PM at Keyes Community Services District 5601 7th Street, Keyes, CA 95328.

For more information, you can write to: P.O. BOX 1112, Keyes, CA 95328.

  • If you are interested in becoming a MAC member and representing your community, please visit http://stanvote.com and view the Elections calendar under the Officials/Candidates tab to meet the deadlines and file the proper paperwork.
  • If you are interested in being appointed by the Board of Supervisors to a MAC seat that has just become vacant (not expired) in the last 60 days, please submit this application.

Contact Information

  • Harinder Grewal
  • MAC Contact
  • P.O. BOX 1112
  • Keyes, CA 95328

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas Minutes
October 15
July 16
April 16
  • Canceled
February 27
Special Meeting

Meeting Information

The Knights Ferry Municipal Advisory Council meetings are held monthly on the fourth Thursday at 7:00 PM at Knights Ferry Community Club, 17601 Main Street, Knights Ferry, CA 95361.

For more information, you can write to: P.O. BOX 854, Knights Ferry, CA 95361 or email: KnightsFerryMAC@gmail.com

  • If you are interested in becoming a MAC member and representing your community, please visit http://stanvote.com and view the Elections calendar under the Officials/Candidates tab to meet the deadlines and file the proper paperwork.
  • If you are interested in being appointed by the Board of Supervisors to a MAC seat that has just become vacant (not expired) in the last 60 days, please submit this application.

Contact Information

  • David Voortman
  • MAC Contact
  • P.O. BOX 854
  • Knights Ferry, CA 95361

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas Minutes
October 22
September 24
August 27
  • Canceled
July 23
  • Canceled
June 25
May 28
  • Canceled
April 23
  • Canceled
March 26
  • Canceled
February 27
January 23

Meeting Information

The Salida Municipal Advisory Council meetings are held monthly on the fourth Tuesday at 7:00 PM at Salida Library Community Room, 4835 Sisk Road, Salida, CA 95368.

For more information, you can email: SalidaMAC@gmail.com.

  • If you are interested in becoming a MAC member and representing your community, please visit http://stanvote.com and view the Elections calendar under the Officials/Candidates tab to meet the deadlines and file the proper paperwork.
  • If you are interested in being appointed by the Board of Supervisors to a MAC seat that has just become vacant (not expired) in the last 60 days, please submit this application.

Contact Information

  • John Martin
  • MAC Contact
  • P.O. BOX 490
  • Salida, CA 95368

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas Minutes
October 27
September 22
August 25
July 28
June 23
  • Canceled
May 26
  • Canceled
April 28
  • Canceled
March 24
  • Canceled
February 25
January 28

Meeting Information

The South Modesto Municipal Advisory Council meetings are held monthly on the second Thursday at 6:00 PM at Stanislaus County Agricultural Center, Harvest Hall Room DE, 3800 Cornucopia Way, Modesto, CA 95358.

NOTE: Due to renovations, the meeting location has been moved temporarily. New meeting location: Tuolumne Building, Conference Room, 3800 Cornucopia Way, Suite #D, Modesto, CA 95358.

For more information, you can email: SoModestoMAC@yahoo.com.

  • If you are interested in becoming a MAC member and representing your community, please visit http://stanvote.com and view the Elections calendar under the Officials/Candidates tab to meet the deadlines and file the proper paperwork.
  • If you are interested in being appointed by the Board of Supervisors to a MAC seat that has just become vacant (not expired) in the last 60 days, please submit this application.

Contact Information

  • Silvia Camarillo
  • MAC Contact
  • P.O. BOX 1622
  • Ceres, CA 95307

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas Minutes
October 8
  • Canceled
September 10
  • Canceled
August 13
  • Canceled
July 9
  • Canceled
June 11
  • Canceled
May 14
  • Canceled
April 9
  • Canceled
March 12
February 13
January 9

Meeting Information

The Valley Home Municipal Advisory Council meetings are held quarterly on the second Wednesday of January, April, July, and October at 6:30 PM at Valley Home School, 13231 Pioneer Avenue, Oakdale, CA 95361.

For more information, you can email: ValleyHomeMAC@gmail.com.

  • If you are interested in being appointed by the Board of Supervisors to a MAC seat that has just become vacant (not expired) in the last 60 days, please submit this application.

Contact Information

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas Minutes
October 14
July 8
  • Canceled
April 8
  • Canceled
February 26
(Special Meeting)
February 19
(Special Meeting)
January 8

Meeting Information

The Wood Colony Municipal Advisory Council meetings are held monthly on the second Wednesday at 7:00 PM at Hart Ransom Elementary School, 3930 Shoemake Avenue, Modesto, CA 95358.

For more information, you can email: WoodColonyMAC@gmail.com.

  • If you are interested in becoming a MAC member and representing your community, please visit http://stanvote.com and view the Elections calendar under the Officials/Candidates tab to meet the deadlines and file the proper paperwork.
  • If you are interested in being appointed by the Board of Supervisors to a MAC seat that has just become vacant (not expired) in the last 60 days, please submit this application.

Contact Information

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas Minutes
September 9
  • Canceled
August 12
  • Canceled
July 8
  • Canceled
June 10
  • English

    Notice Meeting Location Change

May 13
  • Canceled
April 8
  • Canceled
March 11
February 12
January 8