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Board of Appeals

The Board of Appeals, a quasi-judicial body, consists of seven members appointed by the Lakewood City Council to serve three-year terms.

The Boards hears and makes decisions on appeals from any order (or the failure to issue an order when one is called for), requirement, decision or determination made by the Codes Administrator, his/her authorized representatives or other administrative official in any of the following areas: 

1) to determine the suitability of alternate materials and methods of construction; 

2) to review all provisions of the Building and Construction Code;

3) to conduct appellate hearings in cases of denial, revocation or suspension of a license, and to advise the Codes Administrator on all matters related to licensing; 

4) to review changes in the Building Code and advise City Council with respect to desirability and necessity for any such changes; 

5) to receive proposals for amendments to the Building Code and make recommendations to the City Council in respect thereto; 

6) to maintain contacts with the fire districts in Lakewood and the Police Department in order to receive their recommendations for amendments to the Building Code; 

7) to call upon and receive expert opinions with respect to the broad spectrum of building matters, particularly as it relates to proposed amendments to the Building Code.


  • Robert Franz (Term ends: 3/31/2021)
  • William Furman (Term ends: 3/31/2020)
  • Jennifer Matteson (Term ends: 3/31/2020)
  • Rhonda Peters (Term ends: 3/31/2019)
  • Matthew Leonard (Term ends: 3/31/2021)
  • Rachel Rouiller (Term ends: 3/31/2020)
  • Donaldo Visani (Term ends: 3/31/2019)


Meetings are held as needed. Typically, the Board of Appeals meets four or five times a year for approximately one to two hours.

*Meetings are held when the Board of Appeals has an item for consideration.

Boards and Commissions Appointment Coordinator

Ethen Westbrook
City Clerk’s Office

Board of Appeals Liaisons

Berta Saracino, secretary, 303-987-7502,

Mike Sizemore, Building Official, 303-987-7554, 


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