Boards and Commissions#
Boards and Commission Recruitment
The boards and commission application process has transitioned to Engage, the City's volunteer platform.
Annual recruitment for boards and commissions is open from September 13 - October 10, 2021 (please see here).
If community members applied between January 1 and August 13, 2021, their applications will be held on file for the Annual Recruitment process.
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Boards and Commissions#
|Advises the City Council on matters pertaining to affordable housing issues of concern to the City.|
|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.|
|Hears requests for variances related to the Fort Collins building codes and hears appeals relating contractor licensing matters.|
|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.|
|Advises and makes recommendations to the Director of Cultural Services and the City Council as to rules, regulations, policies, administrative and budgetary matters pertaining to Cultural Services, including the Fort Fund Grant Program.|
|Serves as an advisor to the City Council on issues relating to citizens with disabilities.|
|Advises the City Council on matters pertaining to the economic health and sustainability of the City.|
|Advises the City Council and staff regarding the development and implementation of the City's energy policy.|
|General Employee's Retirement Committee (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.|
|Primary functions are the local landmark designation of historic properties and the review and approval of plans for exterior changes to them.|
|Promotes the acceptance and respect for diversity through educational programs and activities, and discourages all forms of discrimination based on race, religion, age, gender, disability, etc.|
Human Services and Housing Funding Board
|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.|
|Land Conservation and Stewardship Board||Advises City Council and staff on matters relating to the City's Natural Areas Program.|
|Land Use Review Commission||Approves variances from the requirements of the Land Use Code and hears and decides appeals from any decision made by an administrative official pertaining to a specific property.|
|Advises the City Council on all matters pertaining to natural resources and environmental protection issues of concern to the community.|
|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||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.|
|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.|
|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.|
|Advises the City Council on transportation issues. The Bicycle Advisory Committee is a subcommittee of the Transportation 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.|
|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.|
|Downtown Development Authority||
Serves as the primary planning and development advisor for downtown Fort Collins.
Citizen members of the Downtown Development Authority (DDA) must be a resident, landowner, or tenant within the boundaries of the DDA Boundary.
|Secures both public and private funds to develop and manages housing for people earning below 60% of the area median income.|