Boards and Commissions#
Join a Board or Commission!
Applications to serve on one of the City’s boards and commissions are open Dec. 1 – Jan. 15, 2024.
Board and commission members perform a wide range of functions from advising staff and City Council to making quasi-judicial decisions on a variety of topics related to housing, the environment, transportation, planning and development, utilities, cultural and recreational services, and more.
Terms range in length from 2- and 4-years; applicants must reside within the Fort Collins Growth Management Area during their service.
Note: Selected applicants will be asked to participate in an informal 15-minute virtual interview with Councilmembers between February 12 and March 1.
Type 1 Advisory Boards
These boards make recommendations to the City Council and City staff on areas of particular knowledge or expertise. Recommendations made by advisory boards are formal opinions to the City Council on items and subjects that are on the boards' approved workplans. These recommendations are limited to advisement and are not decisive actions.
Type 2 Advisory Board
In addition to serving an advisory function to the City Council and City staff, type 2 advisory boards also have as part of their assigned functions the authority to make decisions on certain matters specified in the City Code, which then serve as formal recommendations to City Council or City staff for their consideration and adoption.
Quasi-judicial commissions are non-judicial bodies that use formal procedures to objectively determine facts, interpret the law, and draw conclusions to provide the basis of an official action. Decisions of quasi-judicial commissions are subject to appeal to the City Council or the courts.