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Board of Appeals: There will be three openings on the City of Lakewood’s Board of Appeals. The openings are for a three-year term that will commence on April 1, 2020. The Board of Appeals, a quasi-judicial body, hears and decides appeals from any order, requirement, decision or determination made by the Codes Administrator. Meetings are held as needed. Typically, the Board of Appeals meets four or five times a year for approximately one to two hours. Members must be qualified by experience and training to pass upon matters pertaining to building construction. Deadline to apply: February 14, 2020 at 5:00 p.m.
Historic Preservation Commission: The City of Lakewood will have two openings on the Historic Preservation Commission. The openings are for a four-year term that will commence on April 1, 2020. Applicants are not required to be Lakewood residents; however, they must have a demonstrated interest in, competence with, or knowledge of, historic preservation. Additionally, members should be a professional in a preservation-related discipline such as: architecture, landscape architecture, history, American studies, American civilization, cultural geography, cultural anthropology, urban planning. Members shall be selected, as much as possible, from related disciplines such as the building trades, cultural geography, cultural anthropology, real estate or law, or should reside within a designated historic district.
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 review and 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 the Lakewood Municipal Code 22.214.171.124. Meetings are held when the commission has an item for consideration, with a minimum of four meetings per year. Deadline to apply: February 14, 2020 at 5:00 p.m.
Judicial Review Commission: The City of Lakewood will have three openings for registered elector positions on the Judicial Review Commission. The openings are for a four-year term that will begin April 1, 2020. The commission investigates all complaints against Lakewood municipal judges and recommends to the city council, after a hearing held before the commission, the removal of any judge for cause. The commission also serves as the ad hoc judicial nominating committee, recruiting, screening, interviewing, and recommending judicial candidates for city council selection and appointment. Meetings are held on an as-needed basis, generally no more than once a year. They are not open to the public. Deadline to apply: February 14, 2020 at 5:00 p.m.
Lakewood Advisory Commission: The Lakewood Advisory Commission currently has several openings. The openings are for a three-year term. 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 citizens of Lakewood and make recommendations to City Council regarding those issues 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. Visit www.lakewood.org/LAC for more information. Deadline to apply: February 14, 2020 at 5:00 p.m.
Planning Commission: The City of Lakewood has an opening for an At-Large position (Wards 1, 2, 3, & 4). The opening is for an unexpired four-year term that will end on March 31, 2021. The City of Lakewood will also have an opening on the Planning Commission for Ward 1. The opening is for a four-year term that will commence on April 1, 2020. The Planning Commission conducts public hearings on rezoning and subdivision applications, approves certain special use permits, and reviews site plans. Additionally, Planning Commission Members serve on the Board of Adjustment. The Planning Commission meets at 7 p.m. 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 session meetings. Deadline to apply: February 14, 2020 at 5:00 p.m.
For additional information, contact the City Clerk's Office at 303-987-7080.
Lakewood boards and commissions are volunteer positions. Applications for all boards and commissions are accepted year round and kept on file for one year.