Boards & Commissions Openings

The City of Wheat Ridge is recruiting residents interested in participating in City government by volunteering on the City’s boards and commissions. Applicants must live in the district for which they are applying, and applications from interested residents must be submitted by February 2, 2017 to the City Clerk’s office at 7500 W. 29th Ave. in Wheat Ridge.

Openings are available on the following:
Board of AdjustmentDistrict II, III, IV and two At Large; Hears requests for variances and waivers of the zoning ordinance, temporary use permits, floodplain zoning ordinance, and sign code and interprets these ordinances. The Board holds public hearings on all applications and appeals.

Building Code Advisory BoardDistrict I and one At Large; Acts as a hearing officer on reviews of decisions of the building inspector. The Board determines the suitability of alternate materials and methods of construction and provides for reasonable interpretations of the Uniform Codes. By ordinance, members of this board shall be qualified by experience and trained to pass upon matters pertaining to the building construction industry.

Cultural CommissionDistrict I, II, III, IV; Promotes artistic endeavors within the city and makes recommendations on issues concerning culture and the arts to City Council. Promotes the arts, including for-profit and non-profit art organizations and seeks citizen input and advice on the management of public art and assists the City in grant proposals and fund raising activities.

Parks & Recreation CommissionOpenings in District II, III, and IV; Regularly consults with the Director of Parks and Recreation; review legislation relating to parks and recreation matters to the City Council; acts as liaison between the Department of Parks and Recreation and the community at large; promote and develop positive relationships with community groups. The Commission has the authority to develop Parks and Regulations for the proper management, operation, and control of the parks, parkways, and other recreation facilities within the City. 

Planning CommissionOpenings in District II and IV; Develops and prepares a master plan for the physical, economic and social development of the City. The Commission holds public hearings on zoning cases, development plans and subdivision plats, conditional use permits and special use permits. The Commission recommends revisions to the City’s development regulations. 

Housing Authority, (Five Year Term) Opening in District III; Authority makes recommendations to the Council regarding housing development /redevelopment proposals and implementation strategies. Members are appointed by the Mayor and ratified by City Council.     

If you need further assistance, please contact Robin Eaton at 303-235-2816 or email reaton@ci.wheatridge.co.us
     
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