Design Review Commission open for applications

Published on October 28, 2021

Apply for new commission reviewing upcoming developments and other openings

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Volunteer to serve on a new commission providing guidance to the design of new developments as well as other openings on Lakewood’s boards and commissions. The deadline to apply is Nov. 15 except for where noted. Learn about specific qualifications at Lakewood.org/GetOnBoard.

Design Review Commission
There are five openings for four-year terms through March 31, 2025. Applicants must demonstrate a competency in design review by having a background in architecture, design and urban planning. The commission participates in the creation of design guidelines for new development in Lakewood and has the authority to evaluate design review applications within designated areas of the city. The recommendations made by the commission are based on the criteria in adopted design guidelines. The commission must meet four times a year.

Lakewood Advisory Commission
This commission has several openings. In their advisory roles to City Council, members research specific issues of interest to residents and provide recommendations for 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. For more information, visit Lakewood.org/LAC. Applications will be accepted until positions are filled.

Victim Assistance Compensation Board
There is one opening for a term that expires Sept. 30, 2022, for a representative from a victim assistance program. This board considers requests for compensation to victims of crime through an application process, monitors the Victim Assistance Fund and ensures that funds are used in accordance with the law. Meetings are once a month at 8 a.m. on Tuesdays in the Lakewood Police Department.

Noxious Weed Local Advisory Board
There is one opening for a term through May 31, 2022. This board is charged with reviewing and approving noxious weed management plans that are generated from complaints received from adjacent property owners. It is not responsible for reviewing or approving city weed management plans for city-owned property. Meetings occur as needed but typically happen one to three times a year for about two hours. Members must be qualified by experience and training to decide matters pertaining to landscaping, agriculture and natural resource management.

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