COMMERCE CITY, COLO. – Commerce City is seeking individuals to serve as members or alternate members for the Board of Adjustment, Cultural Council, Derby Review Board, Housing Authority, Liquor Authority and Quality Community Foundation.
“Serving on municipal boards and commissions is a great way to get more involved in the community,” said City Manager Brian McBroom. “We encourage residents to learn more about how the city operates and help build a Quality Community for a Lifetime.”
Residents are needed for the following positions:• Two (2) Housing Authority vacancies. With openings for two alternate members, these individuals would serve a five-year term that involves administering Section 8 housing regulations and providing low-interest loans for fixing property. Members must be qualified to vote and either be a resident or conduct a substantial part of their business in the city. Meetings occur the second Wednesday of the month at 5:45 p.m. • One (1) Cultural Council vacancy. One regular member would serve three-year terms to help advance and preserve art, music, theater and dance within the city. • Three (3) Liquor Authority vacancies. As one regular and two alternate members, individuals would serve a three-year term and have the authority to grant, approve, renew, suspend, revoke or deny liquor licenses and special-event permits. • Members must live in the city, be at least 21 years of age and have no financial interest in the operation of a liquor-licensed establishment. Meetings occur the first Tuesday of each month at 12:30 p.m. • Two (2) Derby Review Board vacancies. With openings for two regular members, individuals serve a three-year term with the purpose to interpret and apply the Derby Design Guidelines and Standards and to grant or deny development applications based upon these standards. Meetings occur at 5:30 p.m. the third Tuesday of each month.• One (1) Board of Adjustment vacancy. As an alternate member of the board, this individual would serve a three-year term and review appeals of the city’s zoning administration and appeals to the zoning code. The board can also grant zoning variances and exceptions. Meetings occur at 5:30 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month.• Five (5) Quality Community Foundation vacancies. As five regular members, the purpose of the Quality Community Foundation is to support and obtain funding for post-secondary education and youth recreational program scholarships offered by and through the city. The Foundation also provides grants to fund various Commerce City non-profit organizations which benefit the public. Meetings are held on an as needed basis.
Interested residents should contact Deputy City Clerk Cheryl Scott at (303) 227-8791 or visit www.c3gov.com/boards to learn more information and obtain a hard copy or complete an online application. All applications should be submitted by 5 p.m. Friday, July 13.