Stanislaus LAFCO is composed of two county supervisors selected by the Board of Supervisors; two city council members selected by a City Selection Committee; and one public member selected by the other four members of the Commission. Commission members serve four-year terms. There is an alternate for each category - city, county, and public. Members appointed on behalf of local governments represent the interests of the public as a whole and not solely the interests of the appointing authority.
Composition of Local Agency Formation Commissions may vary in other counties. Several LAFCOs have independent special district representation on the Commission, thereby expanding to seven members. Stanislaus LAFCO does not currently have independent special district members.