In 2007, the ACIC was established to serve in an advisory role to City Council, involving citizens more directly to provide public input.
The ACIC is made up of three 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.
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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 meeting.
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.