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Volunteer your voice

Volunteer for one of Lakewood’s boards or commissions and become part of the conversation to shape the city’s future. The deadline to apply is 5 p.m. on Dec. 29, and applications are available online at, which provides a full description of the qualifications for each position.

For additional information, contact Donna Moreno at 303-987-7661 or

Advisory Commission for an Inclusive Community has several openings. Members serve in an advisory role to Lakewood City Council, researching specific issues or topics of interest to Lakewood residents and making recommendations for potential action. Members should plan to attend a full commission meeting and a committee meeting each month, and applicants must attend both a full commission and a committee meeting before applying. For more information, visit

Board of Appeals has one opening. The board serves as a quasi-judicial body that hears and decides appeals of rulings or decisions made by Lakewood’s codes administrator. Meetings occur as needed, but the board typically meets four or five times a year. Applicants must be qualified by experience and training in building construction.

Historic Preservation Commission has one opening for a three-year term. Applicants are not required to be Lakewood residents, but they should be a professional in a preservation-related discipline such as architecture, history, urban planning or related fields. The commission conducts public hearings on applications for landmark designation and makes recommendations to City Council. It also conducts reviews of alteration certificates and applications for the relocation of designated structures. Meetings occur when the commission has an item for consideration, with a minimum of four meetings per year.

Posted on: Thursday, November 09, 2017