The Lakewood Advisory Commission (formerly known as the Advisory Commission for an Inclusive Community - ACIC) was established to serve in
an advisory role to City Council, involving citizens more directly to provide
public input. The Lakewood Advisory Commission's mission is to support Lakewood as a vibrant and inclusive community by being an advocate and informed voice for the community by providing research and recommendations on local issues to the City Council
The Lakewood Advisory Commission is made up
committees consisting of 30 members. The Advisory Commission committees bring forward
initiatives or issues, which the commission deems important for consideration by
City Council. The Lakewood Advisory Commission committees may receive assignments from City Council to
research specific issues or topics that interest the community and then make
recommendations accordingly. All Advisory Commission 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 Lakewood Advisory Commission. Application reviews and interviews are conducted by
the Screening Committee, which consists of five City Council members. Those
selected to serve as Advisory commissioners are formally appointed at a City Council
Advisory commissioners are appointed to three-year terms.
Attendance at committee meetings and the Full Commission Meeting is mandatory.
Advisory 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 Lakewood Advisory Commission 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.