Boards & Commissions

Board of Adjustment- To Fill a Vacancy- Term expires 3/2/20; Hears requests for variances and waivers of the zoning ordinance, temporary use permits, floodplain zoning ordinance, and sign code and interprets these ordinances. The Board holds public hearings on all applications and appeals.

Applications for the following positions
, whose terms are set to expire March 2, 2018, must be submitted by 5:00 pm, January 31, 2018.  The City of Wheat Ridge is recruiting residents wanting to participate in their government by volunteering on the City’s Boards and Commissions. Generally, applicants must live in the district for which they are applying except for At-Large and sometimes exceptions can be made, so apply if interested.

Board of Adjustment, District I, II (fills a term 2020), III, IV and At Large (1): – Hears requests for variances and waivers of the zoning ordinance, temporary use permits, floodplain zoning ordinance, and sign code and interprets these ordinances. The Board holds public hearings on all applications and appeals.

Building Code Advisory Board, District III and IV: Acts as a hearing officer on reviews of decisions of the building inspector. The Board determines the suitability of alternate materials and methods of construction and provides for reasonable interpretations of the Uniform Codes. By ordinance, members of this board shall be qualified by experience and trained to pass upon matters pertaining to the building construction industry

Cultural Commission, District I, II, III, IV and At Large: Promotes artistic endeavors within the City and makes recommendations on issues concerning culture and the arts to City Council, promotes the arts, including for-profit and non-profit art organizations and seeks citizen input and advice on the management of public art, assists the City in grant proposals and fund raising activities.

Housing Authority, District I (five year term): Authority makes recommendations to the Council regarding housing development /redevelopment proposals and implementation strategies. Members are appointed by the Mayor and ratified by City Council.

Liquor Licensing Authority, District I, II, III, and IV: Responsible for licensing liquor establishments in the City and for conducting Show Cause Hearings for liquor license violations

Parks & Recreation Commission, District I, II, III: Regularly consults with the Director of Parks and Recreation; review legislation relating to parks and recreation matters to the City Council; act as liaison between the Department of Parks and Recreation and the community at large; promote and develop positive relationships with community groups. The Commission has the authority to develop Parks and Regulations for the proper management, operation, and control of the parks, parkways, and other recreation facilities within the City

Planning Commission, District I, III, IV: Develops and prepares a master plan for the physical, economic and social development of the City. The Commission holds public hearings on zoning cases, development plans and subdivision plats, conditional use permits and special use permits. The Commission recommends revisions to the City’s development regulations.

Renewal Wheat Ridge, (1) One District I, (2) Two At Large (Five Year Terms): Renewal Wheat Ridge has the power to undertake urban renewal projects and execute contracts connected therewith; buy and sell property; dedicate property it owns for public projects; sue and be sued; enter property and buildings, with the consent of the owner, to undertake surveys or appraisals; condemn property or leases; borrow money; make appropriations and expenditures of its funds; invest its funds subject to certain restrictions; make reasonable relocation payments; contract with consultants or advisors to accomplish duties related to urban renewal. Members are appointed by the Mayor and ratified by City Council.

Jefferson County Library Board Liaison: One At-Large Opening
This person will attend all Jefferson County Library Board meetings and then report back to Wheat Ridge City Council on a quarterly or as needed basis.


Please feel free to submit an application for any position, as it will be kept on file for one year.  Thank you for your interest in serving the Community and please contact Deputy Clerk Robin Eaton directly with any questions. Submit applications online, by mail or drop it off at the City Clerk's office, located at 7500 W. 29th Avenue. 

If you need further assistance, please contact Robin Eaton at 303-235-2816 or email reaton@ci.wheatridge.co.us
     
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