I volunteered on a fifteen person committee that worked with city staff and consultants to analyze, review, and revise Sunnyvale's Land Use and Transportation Element of the General Plan. A fellow member dubbed us the "Big Binder Committee" for obvious reasons. The process entailed education pieces on current conditions and proposed changes within the city. I also worked on a sub-committee to refine the city's first Climate Action Plan. The scope of our work extends to 2035, but some measures are intended for 2050.
I'm not surprised if a one paragraph blurb doesn't adequately explain what my role on the committee is. I believe my official title is "Staff Advisory Committee Member." It was an eighteen month process, so the work was pretty substantial. Each meeting was a wealth of new information that, quite honestly, took me a while to process. Urban Planning is a different beast than engineering.
I genuinely enjoyed the time I spent with the committee. The differences in opinion exposed me to more food for thought than I anticipated, but that was part of the fun.
More information can be found on the Horizon 2035 Website.