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Boards and Commissions


Annual Recruitment for 2015 is Underway. City Council is seeking applications for all Boards and Commissions with the exception of:

Affordable Housing Board; Downtown Development Authority; and Housing Authority.

Interested in applying? Apply for a Board or Commission



Affordable Housing Board Advises the City Council on matters pertaining to affordable housing issues of concern to the City.
Air Quality Advisory Board Advises the City Council regarding policies, plans, and programs to improve and maintain the city's air quality.
Art in Public Places Board

Advises and makes recommendations to the City Council regarding incorporation of works of art into construction projects.
Building Review Board

Is charged with the responsibility to hear appeals and requests for variances related to the Fort Collins building codes and contractor licensing regulations.
Citizen Review Board

Reviews internal investigations where a peace officer is alleged to have used force, discharged a firearm, committed a crime, when a person sustained severe injury, death, or alleged their civil rights were violated by a peace officer, or other investigations requested by the City Manager or Police Chief.
Commission on Disability

Serves as an advisor to the City of Fort Collins City Council on issues relating to citizens with disabilities.
Community Development Block Grant Commission Advises the City Council on matters pertaining to the City's Competitive Process which includes Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG) and HOME Programs and the City's Affordable Housing Fund.
Cultural Resources Board

Primary function is to advise City Council on issues relating to the Lincoln Center and the Fort Collins Museum. In addition, the Board reviews applications and makes recommendations for funding from the City of Fort Collins' Cultural Development and Programming Account and Tourism Programming Account (Fort Fund).
Downtown Development Authority

Downtown Development Authority (DDA) applicants must be a landowner, resident or business lessee within the DDA Boundary
Serves as the primary planning and development advisor for downtown Fort Collins.
Economic Advisory Commission

Advises the City Council on matters pertaining to the economic health and sustainability of the City.
Energy Board

Advises the City Council and staff regarding the development and implementation of the City's energy policy.
General Employee's Retirement Committee (GERP -- AKA Retirement Committee)

Manages/administers the Retirement Plan for members and retirees and manage accumulated Retirement Fund money; determine the eligibility/service of members under Plan rules; interpret the Plan's provisions; and authorize payment of retirement benefits and bills for expenses of Plan and Committee.
Golf Board

Makes recommendations to the Community Services Director and the City Council as to rules, regulations, policies, administrative and budgetary matters pertaining to the operation and maintenance of all City-owned golf courses.
Housing Authority Secures public and private sector funds (federal, state, and local) to develop, manage, and administer affordable housing programs for the community's low-income families within the corporate limits of Fort Collins.
Human Relations Commission Promotes the acceptance and respect for diversity through educational programs and activities, and to discourage all forms of discrimination based on race, religion, age, gender, disability, etc.
Land Conservation Stewardship Board Advises City Council and staff on matters having to do with the City's Natural Areas Program.
Landmark Preservation Commission

Primary functions are the local landmark designation of historic properties and the review and approval of plans for exterior changes to them.
Natural Resources Advisory Board

Advises the City Council on all matters pertaining to natural resources and environmental protection issues of concern to the City.
Parking Advisory Board

Responsibilities include making recommendations to the City Council regarding the implementation of parking plans, advocate for parking initiatives and programs, and educate the public about parking issues..
Parks and Recreation Board Acts as an advisory board and advises and makes recommendations to Community Services and the City Council for their approval as to the rules, regulations, policies and administrative and budgetary matters pertaining to Parks and Recreation, excluding matters relating to the operation and maintenance of City-owned golf courses and cemeteries.
Planning and Zoning Board

Responsibilities include making recommendations to the City Council regarding zoning, annexations, major public and private projects and any long range planning activities (such as City Plan or subareas plans) that require Council approval.
Retirement Committee (GERP)

Manages/administers the Retirement Plan for members and retirees and manage accumulated Retirement Fund money; determine the eligibility/service of members under Plan rules; interpret the Plan's provisions; and authorize payment of retirement benefits and bills for expenses of Plan and Committee.
Senior Advisory Board Primary objective is to help aging citizens in Fort Collins and the surrounding area live full and interesting lives so that they might continue to contribute, participate and share in the life of the community.
Transportation Board

Advises the Fort Collins City Council on transportation issues. The Bicycle Advisory Committee is a subcommittee of the Transportation Board.
Water Board

Advises the City Council regarding water, wastewater and storm-water policy issues such as water rights, planning, acquisition and management, conservation and public education, floodplain regulations, storm drainage and development design criteria.
Women's Commission

Informs and advises the City Council on policy issues affecting women.
Youth Advisory Board Gathers information from local youth, other groups, organizations and agencies regarding youth-oriented issues and makes recommendations to City Council in reference to these issues.
Zoning Board of Appeals Approves variances from the requirements of the Land Use Code and to hear and decide appeals from any decision made by an administrative official pertaining to a specific property.