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.