Positions available on boards and commissions

Published on February 09, 2023

¡Sé parte de nuestras juntas y comisiones!

Share your experience and expertise by serving on one of the city’s boards and commissions. Learn about specific qualifications and apply online at Lakewood.org/GetOnBoard. The application deadline is 5 p.m. Feb. 27.

Planning Commission
FEB. 14 UPDATE: There is one opening for a Ward 4 resident. (Information about other openings was incorrect.) The commission conducts public hearings on rezoning and subdivision applications, approves certain special use permits, and reviews site plans. Commission members also serve on the Board of Adjustment. The commission meets at 7 p.m. the first and third Wednesdays of each month for regular meetings and at 6:30 p.m. on the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month for study sessions.

Board of Appeals
There are three openings for three-year terms starting April 1. This is a quasi-judicial body that decides appeals from any requirement or order made by the codes administrator. Members must have experience in building construction. Typically, the board meets four or five times a year for approximately one to two hours.

Historic Preservation Commission
There are three openings for this commission, and applicants must have a background in architecture, history, urban planning, building trades, real estate or related fields. The commission conducts public hearings on applications for landmark designation, reviews alteration certificates and applications for relocating historically designated structures and makes recommendations to the City Council. The commission must meet four times a year.

Lakewood Advisory Commission
This commission has several positions, which will be open until filled. In their advisory roles to City Council, members research specific issues of interest to residents and provide recommendations to council on potential action. Members should plan to attend the full commission meeting and a committee meeting each month. Applicants must also attend (virtually or by watching previously recorded meetings at LakewoodSpeaks.org) both a full commission meeting and an individual committee meeting before applying. Learn more at Lakewood.org/LAC.


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