City Council Committees

Regular Committees

Colorado Municipal League (CML) Policy Committee

The CML Policy Committee is a standing committee that develops the League's legislative program. The membership is composed of representatives from each member municipality, CML sections, and district presidents. This committee will consider pending policy issues for CML, discuss proposed state legislation and the committee recommends positions to the CML Executive Board and staff. Lakewood has representatives on the committee.

2021 Lakewood Delegates
Vacant
Alternate: Vacant

Staff Liaison: Ben Goldstein, Deputy City Manager

Denver Regional Council of Governments (DRCOG) and Jefferson County Collaborative Transportation Forum (pursuant to IGA)

DCOG is a membership organization of the 56 local cities and counties of the Denver region and the purpose is to foster regional cooperation among these entities. It focuses on quality of life issues such as mobility, environment, public safety and growth. Each member government has an elected official and an alternate serving on the Board of Directors.

2021 Council Delegates
Vacant
Alternate: Vacant

Head Start Executive Committee Governing Board

This Committee was established by Resolution 2010-60(PDF, 61KB)

The Advisory Committee will be comprised of three elected officials who serve as the Governing Board for the Head Start Program. The Board has fiduciary responsibility for the program and the City Council authorizes the appointed Advisory Committee to carry out specific responsibilities related to the governance and appropriate oversite of the Head Start Program.

2021 Members
Council member Charley Able
Council member Sharon Vincent
Vacant

Housing Advisory Policy Commission 

(PDF, 61KB)Established June 10, 2019 with Ordinance O-2019-26(PDF, 342KB) 
The Housing Advisory Policy Commission (HPC) studies and researches housing issues, as well as discuss, develop and recommend to the City Council housing-related policies. The HPC's authority shall extend to the following enumerated and related areas and in other areas as directed by the City Council. The committee is comprised of the Mayor and 1 Council member from each Ward.

2021 Members
Mayor Adam Paul
Vacant -Ward 1
Council member Sharon Vincent - Ward 2 - Commission Chair
Council member Anita Springsteen - Ward 3
Council member Barb Franks - Ward 4
Vacant - Ward 5

Staff Liaison: Robert Smith, Director of Economic Development

Jefferson County Community Corrections Board

Established August 28, 1983 by Intergovernmental Agreement

The Jefferson County Corrections Board is responsible for screening and placement of felony offenders in Jefferson County halfway houses, as well as coordinating goals for local community corrections, monitoring offender progress and program compliance, and oversight of contractual responsibilities for community corrections programs in Jefferson County. They are also the policy board for community corrections in the county. Each Jefferson County agency has one member and an alternate for this Board.

2021 Council Delegates
Council member Sharon Vincent
Alternate:Vacant

Jefferson County Criminal Justice Committee

The purpose of the Jefferson County Criminal Justice Committee is to serve as an advisory body to the policy makers, judiciary and stakeholder groups of the Criminal Justice System in Jefferson County.This group represents the various elements of the criminal justice system and includes various state and elected officials. It discusses and makes recommendations on issues such as managing the jail population, efficiencies in the criminal justice system, mental health issues that might impact the system, and prevention programs. Lakewood has two delegate members on this committee.

2021 Council Delegates
Vacant
Vacant

Jefferson County Economic Development Corp (EDC)

Jefferson County EDC WEBSITE

Jefferson County Economic Development Corporation is a 501c6 non-profit with public and private investors focused on the growth of Jefferson County, CO. Jeffco EDC works in partnership with business and community organizations throughout the region. These investors focus on issues and opportunities that strengthen the economic vibrancy of Jefferson County and Colorado. Lakewood has one member and an alternate.

2021 Council Delegates
Mayor Adam Paul (Board of Directors)
Alternate: Robert Smith, Director of Economic Development 

Judges Salary Committee

This committee is comprised of one Council member from each Ward. They meet annually in the 2nd quarter to study data and make recommendations to the whole Council as to the appropriate compensation for the presiding judge and all regular full-time judges.

2021 Members
Council member Charley Able - Ward 1
Council member Sharon Vincent - Ward 2
Council member Anita Springsteen - Ward 3
Council member Barb Franks - Ward 4
Vacant - Ward 5

Staff Liaison: Scott Hefty, Court Administrator 

Legislative Committee

This committee is comprised of one Council member from each Ward. They meet as needed during the State legislative session from January to May. The committee takes positions on pending legislation and conveys those positions to state elected representatives. Packets are provided that summarizes the proposed legislation, summarizes staff feedback and summarizes positions taken by other entities particularly Colorado Municipal League.

2021 Members
Vacant - Ward 1
Council member Sharon Vincent - Ward 2
Vacant - Ward 3
Vacant - Ward 4 
Vacant - Ward 5

Staff Liaison: Ben Goldstein, Deputy City Manager

Mile High Flood District (By law)

The Mile High Flood District is responsible for storm water and watershed management. Since 1969, they have been designing and building effective flood control and warning measures, open spaces, and regional paths, as well as removing trash and debris from streams. As an independent agency, the Mile High Flood District (MHFD) is governed by a unique board of directors consisting of twenty locally elected officials such as mayors, county commissioners, city council members, and two registered professional engineers. Either the Mayor or Mayor Pro Tem serve on the MHFD representing Lakewood.

2021 Council Delegate
Mayor Adam Paul - MHFD Chair

Police Seizure Fund Committee
The Committee receives and reviews written requests by the Police Department and makes recommendations on the disposition of money and property seized during major arrests to be used by the Lakewood Police Department for law enforcement purposes.  The committee consists of the Lakewood Chief of Police, the District Attorney and a City Councilor from the City of Lakewood.

2021 Members
Council member Barb Franks

Screening Committee

This committee is comprised of one Council member from each Ward. They meet as needed and is charged with interviewing applicants for the City’s boards and commissions and making recommendations on appointments to the entire Council.

2021 Members
Council member Charley Able - Ward 1
Council member Sharon Vincent - Ward 2
Vacant - Ward 3
Council member Barb Franks - Ward 4 - Committee Chair
Vacant - Ward 5

Staff Liaison: Bruce Roome, City Clerk

Sister Cities Program

The Lakewood Sister Cities Program is part of a global community that was formed in 1956, when President Eisenhower inaugurated the "People to People" program for the USA and the world. Lakewood joined the program in 1977 with our first Sister City relationship being with Sutherland Shire, Australia. This committee meets to discuss updates from Lakewood’s four Sister Cities – Portsmouth and Chester, England, Sutherland Shire, Australia; and Stade, Germany. 

2021 Member
Vacant

Ad-Hoc Committees

Campaign Finance Committee

The Campaign Finance Committee consists of five (5) members and includes one (1) Councilmember from each Ward. Membership is determined using the committee assignment process set forth in the Council Policies and Procedures (PDF, 399KB) manual.

In February of 2018 the City Council passed Resolution 2018-7(PDF, 54KB) which formed the Ad Hoc Committee to review and make recommendations for amending the Campaign Finance Ordinance with the following goals:

  • Enhanced transparency
  • Limit influence of corporations and donations from unidentifiable sources
  • Tighten deadlines for filing reports and require more frequent filings
  • Impose lower donor limits for contributions to candidates
  • Establish disclaimer  requirements for Electioneering materials
  • Implement an enforcement process that complies with the federal court ruling

Members for 2021
Charley Able, Ward 1, Committee Chair, cable@lakewood.org
Vacant, Ward 2
Vacant, Ward 3
Vacant, Ward 4
Vacant, Ward 5

Staff Liaison:
Bruce Roome, City Clerk
303-987-7081
broome@lakewood.org

Development Dialogue Committee

The Development Dialogue Committee consists of five (5) members and includes one (1) Councilmember from each Ward. Membership is determined using the committee assignment process set forth in the Council Policies and Procedures (PDF, 399KB) manual.

In 2018 the City Council passed Resolution 2018-31(PDF, 61KB) which formed the Ad Hoc Committee to review development regulations and procedures and to make recommendations in a number of areas including:

  • Housing
  • Land Use
  • Parking
  • Site & Building Design
  • Zoning

Members for 2021
Charley Able, Ward 1, Committee Chair, cable@lakewood.org
Vacant, Ward 2
Vacant, Ward 3
Vacant, Ward 4
Vacant, Ward 5

Staff Liaison:
Travis Parker
303-987-7908
trapar@lakewood.org