Your community needs you!

Published on August 31, 2023

Volunteers appointed to serve on Lakewood’s boards or commissions help City Council examine issues and, in turn, shape the future of Lakewood. Learn about the current openings and apply online by 7 p.m. on Sept. 10 at

¡Sé parte de nuestras juntas y comisiones!

Budget and Audit Board
There is one opening for a three-year term beginning Jan. 1, 2024. This board serves as a financial oversight committee for the city by reviewing city financial statements and budget forecasts and providing feedback on budgetary compliance with city policies. The board typically meets four to five times a year.

Board of Appeals
There are two openings for three-year terms beginning immediately. This board makes decisions about appeals from any requirement or order by the codes administrator. Members must have experience in building construction. The board typically meets four or five times a year for one to two hours.

Lakewood Advisory Commission (LAC)
There are several openings for terms beginning immediately. Commission members serve in an advisory role to the City Council by researching specific issues or topics of interest to residents and making recommendations to City Council for potential action on those topics. Members should plan to attend a minimum of two meetings a month: a full commission meeting and a committee meeting. Applicants must virtually attend both a full commission meeting and one individual subcommittee meeting before applying. Watching previously recorded meetings in the archives at will meet this requirement. For more information, visit

Noxious Weed Local Advisory Board
There is one opening for a three-year term beginning immediately. This independent board is charged with reviewing and approving noxious weed management plans for private property that are generated by complaints received from adjacent property owners. It is not responsible for reviewing or approving the city’s weed management plans for publicly owned property. Members must have experience in landscaping, agriculture or natural resource management. Meetings occur as needed but typically happen one to three times a year for about two hours. 


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