Your city government needs you!
Published on April 25, 2023
¡Sé parte de nuestras juntas y comisiones!
The city has an opening for its Planning Commission along with several positions on other boards and commissions. Please help your community by providing your expertise as a volunteer board or commission member. Learn about specific qualifications and apply online by 5 p.m. on May 5, except where noted otherwise, at Lakewood.org/GetOnBoard.
There is one position that is open for any resident. The commission conducts public hearings on rezoning and subdivision applications, approves certain special use permits, and reviews site plans. Members also serve on the Board of Adjustment. The commission meets at 7 p.m. on 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. Deadline to apply extended to June 2.
Board of Appeals
There are three openings for three-year terms beginning immediately and ending in 2026. 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 two opening for four-year terms beginning immediately and ending in 2027. 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 applications and certificates for relocating historically designated structures, and makes recommendations to City Council. The commission is required to meet four times a year.
Noxious Weed Local Advisory Board
There is one opening for a three-year term beginning in June and ending in 2026. This independent board is charged with reviewing and approving noxious weed management plans that are generated based on complaints received from adjacent property owners. It is not responsible for reviewing or approving the city’s weed management plans implemented on 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.