Help lead Lakewood

Published on March 22, 2021

Contribute to your community in fulfilling ways by serving on one of Lakewood’s boards and commissions. Apply online by 5 p.m. April 21 and learn about specific qualifications at

Board of Appeals: There is one opening for a three-year term that begins April 1. This is a quasi-judicial body that hears and decides appeals from any order, requirement, decision or determination made by the codes administrator. Meetings occur as needed, but the board typically meets four or five times a year for about one to two hours. Members must be qualified by experience and training to decide matters pertaining to building construction.

Historic Preservation Commission: Three is one opening for a four-year term that begins April 1. Applicants must demonstrate an interest in or competency with historic preservation by having a background in architecture, cultural anthropology, 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 City Council. The commission must meet four times a year.

Lakewood Advisory Commission: There are several openings for three-year terms. Members serve as advisers to City Council by researching specific issues of interest to residents and providing recommendations for potential action. Members should plan to attend at least one meeting a month. Applicants must attend both a full commission meeting and an individual committee meeting before submitting an application. For more information, visit

Noxious Weed Local Advisory Board: One opening exists for a term ending May 31, 2022. This independent entity is responsible to City Council and charged with reviewing and approving noxious weed management plans that are generated based on complaints received from adjacent property owners. It does not review or approve the city’s operational weed management plans for publicly owned property. Meetings occur as needed but typically are scheduled one to three times a year. Members must be qualified by experience and training to decide on matters involving landscaping, agriculture and natural resource management.



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