Boards, Commissions, and Committees
Join a Board or Commission
Serving on a City of Arvada board or commission is an opportunity to engage with the City, perform a valuable public service, contribute your time and talents to the community, and help in decision-making processes that affect the quality of life in Arvada.
The City relies on citizen volunteers to study special community issues, provide staff direction, obtain public comment on key projects, take action or offer recommendations to City Council.
- Applications are due by noon on January 8.
- Applications are reviewed by Councilmembers in mid-January.
- Interviews are tentatively scheduled for the week of February 26.
- Decisions and on-boarding paperwork occur in March.
- Appointments will be made in early April.
The following boards are seeking members:
- Arts and Culture Commission
- Festivals Commission
- Human Services Advisory
- Liquor Licensing Authority
- Park Advisory
- Sustainability Advisory
Citizens are limited to 10-12 years of service per board. Applicants are considered for appointment regardless of race, religion, sex, age, national origin, of disability.
For specific requirements for boards you are interested in joining, please visit their webpages.
You may apply for up to 3 boards. Each board will have its own unique set of questions. If you apply for more than one board you will need to rank them by preference, since you may only serve on one board.
You must complete an application to be considered. You may choose to include a resume with your application.
- What should I know about Boards & Commissions?
Arvada's citizen-appointed boards and commissions acquire and study information in specific areas and make recommendations to the City Council and staff on issues within the board's area of expertise. Some boards are quasi-judicial and have decision-making powers within their areas of expertise and some are advisory boards.
The City of Arvada currently has 14 standing boards, commissions and authorities consisting of approximately 130 volunteer members. Each board and commission is supported by a staff liaison. The City Clerk's Office coordinates the recruitment and appointment process for all boards and commissions.
- What is the timeline for applying to be a board member?
- Board vacancies are announced in December.
- Application materials are made available online the first week of December.
- Applications are due in mid-January.
- Interviews with selected applicants are conducted by Arvada City Council in late February.
- Appointments are announced in April.
- Service on boards begins in May.
- Can I apply to more than one board or commission?
You may apply for up to three boards or commissions.
- Can I serve on more than one board or commission?
No person shall be allowed to serve on more than one board or commission.
- What time commitment is expected of a board member?
Time commitment varies depending on the board or commission. Check out the webpage for the board you are interested for more details.
- What are the terms for members serving on a board or commission?
The terms for the boards and commissions vary but most are three or four years, with a maximum of 10 to 12 years allowed. Check out the webpage for the board you are interested for more details.