In 2007, the ACIC was established to serve in
an advisory role to City Council, involving citizens more directly to provide
public input. Through extensive research and community outreach, ACIC members present recommendations to City Council regarding matters of policy.
The ACIC is made up
committees consisting of 30 members. The ACIC committees bring forward
initiatives or issues, which the commission deems important for consideration by
City Council. ACIC committees may receive assignments from City Council to
research specific issues or topics that interest the community and then make
recommendations accordingly. All ACIC meetings are open to the public and
citizen participation is encouraged.
times and locations
Lakewood residents interested in serving their community are encouraged to
apply to serve on the ACIC. Application reviews and interviews are conducted by
the Screening Committee, which consists of five City Council members. Those
selected to serve as ACIC commissioners are formally appointed at a City Council
ACIC commissioners are appointed to three-year terms.
Attendance at committee meetings and the Full Commission Meeting is mandatory.
ACIC 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.
The ACIC 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.
Note: Following up on ACIC's recommendation to have a community celebration July 4th, there is not time to pull together such an event for 2017. City staff is putting together a budget proposal to have a community celebration in 2018.