Boards and Commissions

Overview

Apply to serve on a board or commission

Lakewood boards and commissions are volunteer positions. Applications for all Boards and Commissions are accepted year round and kept on file for one year.

See all of our current Boards and Commissions openings

Board of Adjustment

The Board of Adjustment, a quasi-judicial(PDF, 87KB) body, consists of seven members appointed by the Lakewood City Council to serve four-year terms. The members of the Board of Adjustment shall be those individuals appointed to serve as the Planning Commission.

The Board hears and makes decisions on requests by property owners for variances from development regulations. The most common requests for variances relate to setbacks, fences and building heights.

The Board also hears and makes decisions on appeals from any order, requirement, decision or determination made by any administrative official charged with enforcement of the zoning ordinance. All decisions are made by a majority vote of the members present at the meeting.


Meetings

7 p.m.
First Wednesday of the month, as needed
City Council Chambers, Civic Center South
480 S. Allison Parkway, Lakewood, CO 80226

Upcoming meeting agendas

*Meetings are held when the Board of Adjustment has an item for consideration.


Board of Adjustment Liaison

Paul Rice, PauRic@Lakewood.og, 303-987-7725


Members

Glenda Sinks, Ward 1
Term ends: 3/31/2020

Alex Bartlett, Ward 2
Term ends: 3/31/2022

Johann Cohn, Ward 3
Term ends: 3/31/2022

Alan Heald, Ward 4
Term ends: 3/31/2023

Dale Miller, Ward 5
Term ends: 3/31/2021

Henry Hollender, at-large
Term ends: 3/31/2021

Vacant, at-large
Term ends: 3/31/2021


Boards and Commissions Appointment Coordinator

City Clerk's Office
303-987-7080

Board of Appeals

The Board of Appeals, quasi-judicial(PDF, 87KB) body, consists of seven members appointed by the Lakewood City Council to serve three-year terms.

The Board hears and makes decisions on appeals from any order (or the failure to issue an order when one is called for), requirement, decision or determination made by the Codes Administrator, their authorized representatives or other administrative official in the following areas:

  • to determine the suitability of alternate materials and methods of construction.
  • to review all provisions of the Building and Construction Code.
  • to conduct appellate hearings in cases of denial, revocation or suspension of a license and to advise the Codes Administrator on all matters related to licensing.
  • to review changes in the Building Code and advise City Council with respect to desirability and necessity for any such changes.
  • to receive proposals for amendments to the Building Code and make recommendations to the City Council in respect thereto. 
  • to maintain contacts with the fire districts in Lakewood and the Police Department in order to receive their recommendations for amendments to the Building Code.
  • to call upon and receive expert opinions with respect to the broad spectrum of building matters, particularly as it relates to proposed amendments to the Building Code.

Meetings

Meetings are held as needed. Typically, the Board of Appeals meets four or five times a year for approximately one to two hours.

*Meetings are held when the Board of Appeals has an item for consideration.

Board of Appeals Liaisons

Berta Saracino, Secretary to the Board of Appeals, 303-987-7502, bersar@lakewood.org.
Mike Sizemore, Building Official, 303-987-7554miksiz@lakewood.org.

Members

Robert Franz
Term ends: 3/31/2021

William Furman
Term ends: 3/31/2020

Jennifer Matteson
Term ends: 3/31/2020

Rhonda Peters
Term ends: 3/31/2019

Matthew Leonard
Term ends: 3/31/2021

Rachel Rouiller
Term ends: 3/31/2020

Donaldo Visani
Term ends: 3/31/2019

Boards and Commissions Appointment Coordinator

City Clerk’s Office 
303-987-7080

Budget and Audit Board

The Budget and Audit Board is to serve as a financial oversight committee, review financial statements and budget forecasts and provide feedback on budgetary compliance with city policies.

Meetings

Once per calendar quarter, typically on Monday nights at 5:30 p.m.

*Meetings are held when the Board has an item for consideration.

Budget and Audit Board Liaison

Larry Dorr
Finance Department
303-987-7601
lardor@lakewood.org

Citizen Members
Donald Tallman
Term ends: 12/31/2019

Jon Ludwigson
Term ends: 12/31/2020

David Wiechman
Term ends: 12/31/2021

City Council Members
Karen Harrison
Mike Bieda
Jacob LaBure

Boards and Commissions Appointment Coordinator

City Clerk's Office
303-987-7080

Historic Preservation Commission

The Historic Preservation Commission consists of seven members appointed by the Lakewood City Council to serve four-year terms. Two members of the Preservation Commission must be Lakewood residents, and three members must be professionals in a preservation-related discipline. The remaining members shall represent, to the greatest degree possible, a related discipline.

The Historic Preservation Commission conducts public hearings on applications for landmark designation and makes recommendations to the City Council. The Historic Preservation Commission also conducts alteration certificate reviews and approves applications for the relocation of designated structures. The recommendations made by the Historic Preservation Commission are based on the criteria outlined in Title 17, Article 11 of the Lakewood Municipal Code.

The Historic Preservation Commission is responsible for drafting by-laws, operating policies and other rules of procedure, preparing an annual report to City Council and attending yearly educational sessions, as well as other duties as identified in Title 17, Article 11 of the Lakewood Municipal Code.

Meetings

Upcoming Meetings

Regular Meetings
6:30 p.m. - Third Tuesday of the month*
City Council Chambers, Civic Center South
480 S. Allison Parkway, Lakewood, CO 80226

 -- or --

Study Sessions
6:30 p.m. - Third Tuesday of the month*
Civic Center North Bldg., DAT conference room 1st floor
470 S Allison Parkway

*Meetings are held when the commission has an item for consideration.

Historic Preservation Liaison

Laura Pemberton
Secretary to the Commission
303-987-7515
laupem@lakewood.org

Members

Jessica Pierce
Term ends: 03/31/2022

Dave Schaaf
Term ends: 3/31/2020

Calvin Jennings
Term ends: 3/31/2021

Jeanne Ramsay
Term ends: 3/31/2021

Nicole Lane
Term ends: 3/31/2022

Rebecca Silva
Term ends: 3/31/2019

Andrea Collins
Term ends: 3/31/2020

Boards and Commissions Appointment Coordinator

City Clerk's Office
303-987-7080

Housing Policy Commission

The Housing Policy Commission consists of six (6) members and includes the Mayor and 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.

The Housing Policy Commission researches, analyzes and develops policies for consideration and possible adoption by the City Council. Policies regarding land use subject to review and comment by the Planning Commission, while policies regarding housing may be subject to the jurisdiction of the Lakewood Housing Authority, d/b/a Metro West Housing Solutions.

The Housing Policy Commission’s authority shall extend to the following enumerated and related areas and in other areas as directed by the City Council: 

  1. Desired ratio of residential housing relative to commercial development (e.g., retail, office, and light industrial);
  2. Housing density and housing growth
  3. Impacts of increased housing on infrastructure (e.g., streets and utilities such as electricity, gas and water), public schools and shared community amenities and values (e.g., recreation facilities and parks);
  4. Housing stock diversity, availability, attainability and affordability;
  5. Housing options that are both attainable and affordable for special populations and seniors;
  6. Protecting historic buildings and neighborhood character; and
  7. Housing quality, safety, and sustainability (e.g., alternative energy, energy efficiency, recycling facilities, gardening plots).

Meetings

The meeting schedule for the Housing Policy Commission is to be determined.

The Commission shall hold meetings as necessary and not less than once each calendar year.  Meetings will be posted on the City website and in the atrium at City Hall. 

Housing Policy Commission Liaison

Robert Smith, Economic Development Director
303-987-7730
rsmith@lakewood.org

Members 

Adam Paul, Mayor

Ramey Johnson, Ward 1

Sharon Vincent, Ward 2

Pete Roybal, Ward 3

Barb Franks, Ward 4, Commission Chair

Karen Harrison, Ward 5

Boards and Commissions Appointment Coordinator
City Clerk's Office
303-987-7080 

Judicial Review Commission

The Lakewood Judicial Review Commission consists of five members serving four-year terms.

The commission investigates all complaints against Lakewood municipal judges. The Commission also serves as the Ad Hoc Judicial Nominating Committee that recruits, screens, interviews and recommends municipal judge candidates for City Council selection and appointment.

Meetings

Meetings are held as needed, generally no less than once per year.

*Meetings are held when the Commission has an item for consideration.

Judicial Review Commission Liaison

Scott Hefty, Municipal Court Administrator
303-987-7472
ScoHef@lakewoodco.org

Members

Philip McNulty, appointed judge/chair
Term ends: 3/31/2022; no term limits

Evan Lipstein, appointed attorney
Term ends: 3/31/2022

Rhonda Diaz, registered elector
Term ends: 3/31/2020

Dana Shea-Reid, registered elector
Term ends: 3/31/2020

Michelle Tovrea, registered elector
Term ends: 3/31/2020

Boards and Commissions Appointment Coordinator

City Clerk's Office
303-987-7080

Lakewood Advisory Commission

The Lakewood Advisory Commission (formerly known as the Advisory Commission for an Inclusive Community - ACIC) was established to serve in an advisory role to City Council, involving citizens more directly to provide public input. The Lakewood Advisory Commission's mission is to support Lakewood as a vibrant and inclusive community by being an advocate and informed voice for the community by providing research and recommendations on local issues to the City Council.

The Lakewood Advisory Commission is made up of three committees consisting of 30 members. The Advisory Commission committees bring forward initiatives or issues, which the commission deems important for consideration by City Council. The Lakewood Advisory Commission committees may receive assignments from City Council to research specific issues or topics that interest the community and then make recommendations accordingly. All Advisory Commission meetings are open to the public and citizen participation is encouraged.

Apply now

Lakewood Advisory Commission: The Lakewood Advisory Commission currently has several openings for unexpired terms. Members of the commission serve as advisors to the Lakewood City Council. In this role, members research specific issues or topics of interest to the residents of Lakewood and make recommendations to City Council regarding those issues for potential action. Members should plan to attend a minimum of two meetings a month. Applicants must attend both a full commission meeting and an individual committee meeting before submitting an application.

Deadline to apply: Until Filled.

For additional information, contact the City Clerk's Office at 303-987-7080.

Meetings

Meetings are held as needed, generally no less than once per year.
*Meetings are held when the Commission has an item for consideration.

Specific meeting times and locations

Advisory Commission Committees

Committee Information

Become an Advisory Commissioner

Lakewood residents interested in serving their community are encouraged to apply to serve on the Lakewood Advisory Commission. Application reviews and interviews are conducted by the Screening Committee, which consists of five City Council members. Those selected to serve as Advisory commissioners are formally appointed at a City Council meeting.

Advisory commissioners are appointed to three-year terms. Attendance at committee meetings and the Full Commission Meeting is mandatory. Advisory commissioners are dedicated to improving the quality of life in Lakewood. Applicants are required to attend one Full Commission Meeting and a committee meeting of their choice before applying.

Assignments and Projects

The Lakewood Advisory Commission researches specific issues or topics that interest the community and then makes recommendations to City Council. Quarterly reports summarize assignments and projects of the Commission. 

2018 Third Quarter Report(PDF, 167KB)

2018 Second Quarter Report(PDF, 166KB)

2018 First Quarter Report(PDF, 161KB)

2017 Fourth Quarter Report(PDF, 158KB)

2017 Second and Third Quarter Report(PDF, 2MB)

2017 First Quarter Report(PDF, 2MB)

Noxious Weed Local Advisory Board

The Local Advisory Board is an independent entity responsible to the City Council charged with reviewing and approving noxious weed management plans that are generated based on complaints received from adjacent property owners. It is not a board with the responsibility to review or approve City of Lakewood operational weed management plans implemented on publicly owned property.

Meetings

Meetings are held as needed. Typically, the Board meets one to three times a year for approximately two hours.

*Meetings are held when the Board has an item for consideration.

Noxious Weed Local Advisory Board Liaison

Jim Haselgren
Community Resources Department
720-963-5242
jimhas@lakewood.org

Members

Celia Greenman
Term ends: 5/31/2020

Mary Fabisiak
Term ends: 5/31/2021

Ryan Fitzjarrell
Term ends: 5/31/2019

Boards and Commissions Appointment Coordinator

City Clerk's Office
303-987-7080

Planning Commission

The Planning Commission, a quasi-judicial(PDF, 87KB) body, consists of seven members appointed by the Lakewood City Council to serve four-year terms. One member is appointed from each ward with two other members appointed at-large.

The Commission conducts public hearings on rezoning and subdivision applications for specific parcels of land in order to make recommendations to the City Council. The Planning Commission is the approval authority for most special use permits and waivers. The Planning Commission makes decisions and recommendations based on the Comprehensive Plan and requirements in the city’s development regulations.

The Planning Commission is responsible for the preparation, update and adoption of a Comprehensive Land Use Plan for the continued growth and development of the City. The Planning Commission also reviews and makes recommendations on such items as the capital improvement and preservation program, ordinance revisions, neighborhood plans and other planning programs. Planning Commission members are compensated $100 per month. The members appointed to serve as the Planning Commission shall also serve as and perform the duties of the Board of Adjustment.

Meetings

Upcoming meeting agendas

Regular Meetings
7 p.m.
First and third Wednesday of each month*
City Council Chambers, Civic Center South
480 S. Allison Parkway

Study Sessions
7 p.m.
Second and fourth Wednesday of each month*
DAT Conference Room, Civic Center North
480 S. Allison Parkway

*Meetings are held when the Commission has an item for consideration.

Planning Commission Liaison

Paul Rice
303-987-7725
 PauRic@Lakewood.org

Members

Glenda Sinks, Ward 1
Term ends: 3/31/2020

Alex Bartlett, Ward 2
Term ends: 3/31/2022

Johann Cohn, Ward 3
Term ends: 3/31/2022

Alan Heald, Ward 4
Term ends: 3/31/2023

Dale Miller, Ward 5
Term ends: 3/31/2021

Henry Hollender, at-large
Term ends: 3/31/2021

Vacant, at-large
Term ends: 3/31/2021

Boards and Commissions Appointment Coordinator

City Clerk's Office
303-987-7080

Rooney Valley Commission

The Rooney Valley Commission is a quasi-judicial(PDF, 87KB) body, serving as the Zoning Commission for the Rooney Valley Intergovernmental Agreement area in Lakewood and in the Town of Morrison. The Commission is comprised of six members, three appointed by Lakewood and three appointed by Morrison. The three Lakewood members are appointed by the Lakewood City Council to serve four year terms. All City of Lakewood members on this Commission are current Lakewood Planning Commission members. Three members are appointed by the Morrison City Council.

Meetings

Upcoming meeting agendas

Study Sessions

Held as needed on Thursdays*
6 p.m.
PL-DAT Conference Room
470 S. Allison Parkway

Public Hearings

Held as needed*
City Council Chambers
480 S. Allison Parkway

*Meetings are held when the Rooney Valley Commission has an item for consideration.

Rooney Valley Commission Staff Liaisons

City Of Lakewood
Roger Wadnal
303-987-7519
rogwad@lakewood.org

Town of Morrison
Carrie McCool
720-465-4320 ext 101
carrie@McCooldevelopment.com

Laura Pemberton
Secretary to the Commission
303-987-7515
laupem@lakewood.org

Members

City of Lakewood
Vacant (Ward 4)
Dale Miller (Ward 5)
Henry Hollender (At Large)

Town of Morrison
Jamee Chambers
Brewster Caesar
Matt Schweich

Boards and Commissions Appointment Coordinator

City Clerk's Office
303-987-7080

Victim Assistance Compensation Board

The Victim Assistance Compensation Board consists of five members appointed by the Lakewood City Council to serve three-year terms.

The Board considers requests for compensation to victims through an established process of application and review. It also monitors the Victim Assistance Fund and ensures that funds are utilized in accordance with the law.

Meetings

8 a.m.
Third Tuesday of each month
Police Department
445 S. Allison Parkway

*Meetings are held when the Victims Assistance Board has an item for consideration. These meetings are not open to the general public.

Victim Assistance Compensation Board Liaison

Lindsey Bravdica, Victim Advocate
303-987-7392
lbravdica@lakewoodco.org

Members

Courtney Hill, Program Representative from Victim Assistance
Term ends: 9/30/2019

Mark Dietel, Lakewood municipal court employee
Term ends: 9/30/2020; no term limits

Andrea Brun, police department employee
Term ends: 9/30/2018; no term limits

Stephen Hall, Lakewood resident
Term ends: 9/30/2020

VACANT, Lakewood resident
Term ends: 9/30/2020

Boards and Commissions Appointment Coordinator

City Clerk's Office
303-987-7080