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.


Due to the significant health concern regarding COVID-19, we need to cancel all MAC meetings through May 31st. We are paying very close attention to the information coming out of the Center for Disease Control and the California Health Department. As we adopt strategies that reduce close contact of people, we believe limiting gatherings will be effective in delaying rates of transmission and reducing illness during this time.

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.

Debido a la preocupación significante por la salud pública con respecto a COVID-19, es necesario cancelar todas las juntas de MAC hasta el 31 de mayo. Estamos prestando mucha atención a la información que sale del Centro para el Control de Enfermedades y el Departamento de Salud Pública de California. A medida que adoptamos estrategias que reduzcan el contacto cercano de las personas, creemos que limitar reuniones será efectivo para retrasar las tasas de transmisión y reducir las enfermedades durante este tiempo.

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.

Interested in becoming a MAC member and representing your community? Download the application here.

Contact Information

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

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas Minutes
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.

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

Interested in becoming a MAC member and representing your community? Download the application here.

Contact Information

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

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas Minutes
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.

Interested in becoming a MAC member and representing your community? Download the application here.

Contact Information

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

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas Minutes
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.

Interested in becoming a MAC member and representing your community? Download the application here.

Contact Information

  • Davie Landers
  • MAC Contact
  • P.O. BOX 1112
  • Keyes, CA 95328

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas Minutes
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

Interested in becoming a MAC member and representing your community? Download the application here.

Contact Information

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

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas Minutes
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.

Interested in becoming a MAC member and representing your community? Download the application here.

Contact Information

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

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas Minutes
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.

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

Interested in becoming a MAC member and representing your community? Download the application here.

Contact Information

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

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas Minutes
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.

Interested in becoming a MAC member and representing your community? Download the application here.

Contact Information

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas Minutes
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.

Interested in becoming a MAC member and representing your community? Download the application here.

Contact Information

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas Minutes
April 8
  • Canceled
March 11
February 12
January 8