City Of Greeley
 

Boards and Commissions

Board & Commission Advisor Newsletter—Find out what issues are before the City of Greeley Boards.

What are Boards and Commissions?

The City of Greeley relies heavily on citizen volunteers to study special community issues, provide staff direction, obtain public comment on key projects and take action or offer recommendations to Council on any number of matters. In making appointments to volunteer boards and commissions, City Council considers a number of factors to help form a diverse membership representing the community geographically, in gender, minority status, and occupation or experiences.

In order to foster understanding between people from varied backgrounds and to promote conditions which enable different people to live together with mutual respect, effort must be made to provide a higher level of awareness and appreciation for human differences while providing venues for the healthy and harmonious discussion of dissimilar orientations, opinions and values. What better venue than Greeley's 24 boards and commissions? These groups are the community's voice that influences public policy and programming decisions that impact the entire City. The Greeley City Council is committed to appointing community members to boards and commissions that reflect Greeley's diverse character.

Applying for a Position on a Board or Commission

  • Review Vacancies
  • Review Qualifications for the specific Board or Commission listed below
  • Complete the appropriate application

Each candidate is asked to complete a brief application and visit with a team of City Council members. Appointments are made by the City Council upon consideration of the team's recommendations. Due to the staggered terms of most groups, openings occur throughout the year. Individuals with an application on file are contacted when a vacancy occurs.

Current Vacancies

The City of Greeley is currently accepting applications for volunteer positions on the following Boards and Commissions:   

  • Commission on Disabilities (one position available for resident of the City of Greeley with a disability)
  • Construction Trades Advisory and Appeals Board (one position available for a resident of the City of Greeley with a plumbing or electrical background)
  • Human Relations Commission (two positions available for residents of Ward I, one position is available for a resident of Ward II, and one position availabe for a resident of Ward IV)
  • Parks and Recreation Advisory Board (one position available for a resident of the City of Greeley)
  • Museum Board (one positon available for a Ward IV residents)
  • Union Colony Civic Center Advisory Board (One positions available for resident of Ward II and one position available for a resident of the City of Greeley)
  • Youth Commission (Two positions are available for residents of Ward II, one position available for a resident of Ward III, and three positions are available to residents of the City of Greeley age 11 to 18 and two adult positions available for residents of the City of Greeley)

To determine what Ward you reside in, just check out the City's Ward Map.

Application Deadline:   Applications need to be received by the City Clerk’s Office at 1000 10th Street by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, April 18, 2014.

Additional information: Call Russ Lenhart at 350-9770 or email Russ Lenhart for more information.

City of Greeley Boards & Commissions


Building Authority

Assists in carrying out the projects such as assistance by borrowing or lending funds and the building of facilities.
Qualifications: Non-profit corporation - City qualifications do not apply
Structure: Five-member Board of Directors
Terms: Four years, no maximum number of terms, as outlined in Articles of Incorporation
Meeting Schedule: As needed
Average Time: Four hours per year
Staff Contact: Lezlie Philp, Interim Finance Director, 350-9732

Citizen Budget Advisory Committee

Review preliminary bi-annual budget proposals developed by staff, assuring that they meet the needs of the city.
Qualifications: Must be a Greeley resident
Structure: Nine members
Terms: Three years, two terms maximum
Meeting Schedule: First Wednesday of each month at 5:00 p.m., Downtown Recreation Center, Room 201, 651 10th Avenue
Average Time: Three hours per month; meeting frequency increases to weekly in August and September
Staff Contact: Lezlie Philp, Deputy Finance Director, 350-9732
 

Citizen Transportation Advisory Board

Shall study and make recommendations in all matters affecting the City’s transportation services, traffic, and transportation-related activities.
Qualifications: Must be a Greeley resident except for Evans position
Structure: Nine members – eight appointed by the Greeley City Council and one appointed by the Evans City Council.
Terms: Three years, two terms maximum
Meeting Schedule: 4th Monday of each month, beginning at 4:00 p.m., at the Recreation Center, 651 10th Avenue
Average Time: Five hours per month
Staff Contact: Joel Hemesath, Public Works Director, 350-9795
 

Civil Service Commission

Administers the Civil Service Rules of the city and participates in the hiring and promotion of police officers and firefighters.
Qualifications: Registered, qualified elector of the city of Greeley
Structure: Three members
Terms: Six years, per City Charter, two terms maximum
Meeting Schedule: As needed, at the Greeley Police Headquarters, 2875 10th Street
Average Time Commitment: Two hours per month
Staff Contact: Sharon McCabe, Human Resources Director, 350-9714
 

Commission on Disabilities

The purpose of the Commission is to promote the full inclusion and integration of people with disabilities into all parts of society.
Qualifications: Five members shall be individuals with a disability, one member shall be a representative of a local employer, one member shall be the parent of a minor with a disability, and Greeley residents.
Structure: Seven members
Terms: Three years
Meeting Schedule: First Thursday of every month, beginning at 9:30 a.m. in room 102 at the Greeley Recreation Center, 651 10th Avenue
Average Time Commitment: Two hours per month
Staff Contact: Doug Clark, Safety and Risk Coordinator, 350-9850
Webpage: http://greeleygov.com/hr/cod.aspx
 

Construction Trades Advisory and Appeals Board

Provides review, interpretation, and appeal of, and to, the Building, Electrical, Plumbing Mechanical and Fuel Gas Codes. Including concerns related to unsafe buildings, use of alternate materials and Property Maintenance and Existing Building Code matters.
Qualifications: Experience and training needed to decide upon matters pertaining to construction, and must not be an employee of the City of Greeley.
Structure: Eleven members. Three members to represent the building trade, three members to represent the electrical trade, three members to represent the plumbing, mechanical, and fuel gas trades, two members from any of the trades.
Terms: Three years, two terms maximum
Meeting Schedule: On an as-needed basis in response to appeal or advisory requests.
Average Time Commitment: Ten hours per year.
Staff Contact: Tim Swanson, Chief Building Inspector, 350-9853
 

Downtown Development Authority

Supervises and controls the affairs of the Downtown Development Authority which has a general purpose of planning and improving the central business district known as Town Center.
Qualifications: Resident, a business lessee, owner of real property, or be a director or officer of a corporation having a business within the DDA District. Must not be an employee of the City of Greeley. The DDA District Boundaries include the area along and between 3rd and 6th Streets to the north, 5th and 8th Avenues to the east, 13th and 17th Streets to the south, and 8th and 12th Avenues to the west
Structure: Eleven members - ten members appointed by City Council and one City Councilmember
Terms: Four year terms, by State Statute, two terms maximum
Meeting Schedule: Third Thursday of every month, beginning at 7:00 a.m., at 822 7th Street, Chase Tower, 3rd Floor Conference Room
Average Time: Ten hours per month
Staff Contact: Pam Bricker, Executive Director, Greeley Town Center Business Association, 356-6775
 

Golf Board

Considers and promotes golf activities for all age groups, makes recommendations relative to golf facilities, and conducts studies of course needs and new or proposed golf programs.
Qualifications: Must be a Greeley resident
Structure: Seven members
Terms: Three years, two terms maximum
Meeting Schedule: Second Thursday of January, March, May, July, September and November beginning at 4:30 p.m., at the Familiy FunPlex, 1501 65th Avenue                                             Average Time: Two (2) hours per month
Staff Contact: Wayne Leighton, Manager of Golf, 330-7327; Andy McRoberts, Culture, Parks, and Recreation Director, 350-9425
 

Greeley Art Commission

Review and accept artwork which is proposed for donation to the City of Greeley for public display, manage the sculpture on loan program, and work with various departments on the One Percent for Art Program.
Qualifications: Must be a Greeley resident
Structure: Twelve members - nine appointed by the City Council, of which one shall be an artist, one shall be an art educator, and one shall be an architect or a designer - three shall represent City of Greeley boards/commissions, from the Parks & Recreation Advisory Board, one from the Planning Commission, and one from the Water and Sewer Board
Terms: Three years, two terms maximum
Meeting Schedule: Third Tuesday of each month beginning at 4:00 p.m., in room 201 at the Greeley Recreation Center, 651 10th Avenue
Average Time: Four (4) hours per month
Staff Contact: Kim Snyder, Public Art Coordinator, 350-9450; Andy McRoberts, Culture, Parks, and Recreation Director, 350-9425
 

Greeley Urban Renewal Authority

Manages a program that provides a wide range of housing and neighborhood assistance to individuals with lower income and manages commercial rehabilitation and  development within urban renewal boundaries.
Qualifications: Must be a Greeley resident
Structure: Seven members
Terms: Five years, as outlined by State statute, two terms maximum
Meeting Schedule: Second Wednesday of every month beginning at 4:30 p.m., City Hall Annex, 4th Floor Conference Room, 1100 10th Street
Average Time Commitment: Four hours per month
Staff Contact: Rebecca Safarik, Assistant City Manager, 350-9785
 

Greeley/Weld Airport Authority

Provides policy guidance concerning daily and long range operations and property management at the Airport.
Qualifications: The one member appointed by the City Council shall be a resident of the city of Greeley.  State Statutes prohibit board members from having interest in any contract with the Airport Authority.
Structure: Seven members - one appointed by the Greeley City Council, one appointed by the Weld County Commissioners, one appointed jointly by the City of Greeley and the Weld County Commissioners, two City Council members, and Weld County Commissioners
Terms: Four years, the one member appointed by the City Council shall serve two terms maximum
Meeting Schedule: Third Thursday of each month beginning at 3:30 p.m., at the Greeley-Weld Airport, 600 Airport Road
Average Time: Four hours per month
Staff Contact: Gary Cyr, Airport Manager, 336-3000
 

Historic Preservation Commission

To designate, preserve, protect, enhance, and perpetuate those sites, structures, objects and districts which reflect outstanding elements of the city’s cultural, artistic, social, ethnic, economic, political, architectural, historic, technological, institutional, or other heritage; and also to establish a method to draw a reasonable balance between the protection of private property rights and the public’s interest in preserving the City’s unique historic character by creating a quasi-judicial Commission to review and approve or deny any proposed demolition of, moving of, or alteration to properties of historic value.
Qualifications: Must be a Greeley resident
Structure: Seven members of which one shall be a licensed real estate broker, one shall an historian, and one shall be an design professional
Terms: Three years, two terms maximum
Meeting Schedule: Second and fourth Mondays of each month beginning at 4:00 p.m., in the Council Chambers of the Lincoln Park Annex, 919 7th Street.
Average Time: Ten hours per month
Staff Contact: Betsy Kellums Historic Preservation Specialist, 350-9222; Brad Mueller, Community Development Director, 350-9786
 

Housing Authority

Provides safe, decent housing to individuals with lower income within the city of Greeley.
Qualifications: Greeley positions must be Greeley resident
Structure: Seven members - five of which are appointed by the City Council and two are recommended by the Weld County Commissioners. One of the five appointed by the City Council can be a City official.
Terms: Five years, two consecutive terms maximum
Meeting Schedule: Fourth Wednesday of each month beginning at 4:30 p.m., at 903 6th Street,
Average Time: Two hours per month
Staff Contact: Tom Texeira, Executive Director, 353-7437 Ext 103
 

Human Relations Commission

Fosters mutual respect and understanding for the promotion of amicable relations amongst all members of the Greeley community.
Qualifications: Must be Greeley resident
Structure: Eleven members - eight appointed by the Greeley City Council, one by the University of Northern Colorado, one by Aims Community College, and Greeley/Evans School District Six
Terms: Three years, two terms maximum
Meeting Schedule: Regular meetings are held the second Monday of each month beginning at 12:30 p.m., at the Recreation Center, 651 10th Avenue, Room 102.
Average Time: Three hours per month
Staff Contact: Sharon McCabe, Human Resources Director, 350-9714
Webpage:  http://www.greeleygov.com/HR/HumRelComm.aspx
 

Island Grove Park Advisory Board

Provides guidance in operations and planning on matters relating to Island Grove Regional Park.
Qualifications: Greeley positions must be Greeley resident
Structure: Seven members - three appointed by the Greeley City Council (includes one City Councilmember), three appointed by Weld County Commissioners (includes one Commissioner), and one joint appointment by the members of the Board
Terms: Three years, two terms maximum
Meeting Schedule: First Thursday, February, April, June, August, October, and December beginning at 3:30 p.m., at the Event Center, 521 North 15th Avenue
Average Time: Two (2) hours per month
Staff Contact: Tom Welch, Island Grove Manager, 350-9522; Andy McRoberts, Culture, Parks, and Recreation Director, 350-9425
 

Judicial Review Board

Investigates, evaluates, and makes recommendations to City Council on the retention of the Municipal Court Judge.
Qualifications: Must be Greeley resident
Structure: Five members - one shall be a licensed attorney, one shall have a criminal justice background, one shall represent the business community, and two shall represent the general public
Terms: Three years, two terms maximum
Meeting Schedule: As needed, in the City Attorney's Conference Room at Municipal Court, Lincoln Park Annex Building, 919 7th Street
Average Time: Two hours per month
Staff Contact: Betsy Holder, City Clerk, 350-9742
 

Museum Board

Reviews each museum’s programs, approves specific policies, assists with fund raising and long range museum planning.
Qualifications: Must be Greeley resident
Structure: Nine members
Terms: Three years, two terms maximum
Meeting Schedule: Third Thursday of each month beginning at 4:00 p.m., at the Greeley History Museum, 714 8th Street
Average Time: Two (2)hours per month
Staff Contact: Dan Perry, Museum Manager, 350-9218; Andy McRoberts, Culture, Parks, and Recreation Director, 350-9425

Parks & Recreation Advisory Board

Considers activities for various age groups, makes recommendations concerning best use of recreational facilities, and conducts studies relating to new park, recreation, and trail needs and programming.
Qualifications: Must be Greeley resident
Structure: Nine members
Terms: Three years, two terms maximum
Meeting Schedule: First Friday of each month beginning at 7:00 a.m., at the Family FunPlex, 1501 65th Avenue
Average Time: Two (2) hours per month
Staff Contact: Andy McRoberts, Culture, Parks, and Recreation Director, 350-9425

Planning Commission

Makes, amends, and adds to the City’s Master Plan for physical development and related community development; exercises control over platting and subdivision of land; drafts official zoning map and recommends amendments to it, makes and recommends plans for areas in need of redevelopment; and functions periodically also as the Zoning Board of Appeals and the Air Quality and Natural Resources Commission.
Qualifications: Must be Greeley resident
Structure: Seven members
Terms: Five years, as outlined in the City Charter, two terms maximum
Meeting Schedule: Second and fourth Tuesdays of each month beginning at 1:15 p.m., in the Council Chambers of the Lincoln Park Annex, 919 7th Street. Additionally, work sessions are periodically scheduled immediately preceding or following the regular meeting
Average Time: Ten hours per month (including personal preparation)
Staff Contact: Brad Mueller, Community Development Director, 350-9786

Rodarte Community Center Advisory Board

Reviews the annual budget and capital improvement plan for the Center, and makes recommendations/comments regarding the Center’s operation to the City Council.
Qualifications: Must be Greeley resident
Structure: Seven members
Terms: Three years, two terms maximum
Meeting Schedule: Third Wednesday of each month beginning at 5:15 p.m., at the Rodarte Community Center, 920 A Street
Average Time: Three (3)hours per month
Staff Contact: C.J. Archibeque, Program Manager, 350-9548, Andy McRoberts, Culture, Parks, and Recreation Director, 350-9425

Stormwater Board

Make recommendations to the City Council on all matters concerning stormwater management, priorities, policies, funding, procedures, and on the facilities needed to provide an adequate stormwater system.
Qualifications: Must be Greeley resident
Structure: Seven members
Terms: Three years, two terms maximum
Meeting Schedule: First Wednesday of February, April, June, August, October, and December, at 4:00 p.m. in the 1st Floor Conference Room of the Public Works Administration Building, 1001 9th Avenue
Average Time Commitment: Three hours per month
Staff Contact: Ron Hoagland, Stormwater Manager, 336-4031

Union Colony Civic Center Advisory Board

Advises and supports the Union Colony Civic Center in making sure the program, events, and policies meet community needs.
Qualifications: Must be Greeley resident
Structure: Nine members
Terms: Three years, two terms maximum
Meeting Schedule: Second Tuesday of each month beginning at 4:00 p.m., in Room 201 of the Downtown Recreation Center, 651 10th Avenue
Average Time: Three (3) hours per month
Staff Contact: Jason Evenson, Cultural Affairs Manager, 350-9482; Andy McRoberts, Culture, Parks, and Recreation Director, 350-9425

Water and Sewer Board
Establish minimum rates and plant investment fees for both water and sewer and acquires, develops, and protects the water supplies decreed, adjudicated, or contracted for the city.
Qualifications: No specific qualifications required
Structure: Seven members
Terms: Five years, City term limitations do not apply
Meeting Schedule: Third Wednesday of every month beginning at 2:00 p.m., in the Nusbaum Training Room of the Lincoln Park Annex, 919 7th Street. Additional meetings scheduled as needed.
Average Time: Six hours per month
Staff Contact: Jon Monson, Water and Sewer Director, 350-9820

Website: http://www.greeleygov.com/Water/board.aspx


Youth Commission
To foster a greater understanding of youth concerns and contributions, as well as encouraging greater youth participation in the community.
Qualifications: Must be Greeley resident and be between the ages of 11 and 18.
Structure: Fourteen members - eleven appointed by the City Council between the ages of 11 and 18 and three adult advisors appointed by the Youth Commissioners.
Terms: Two years, two terms maximum
Meeting Schedule: Fourth Monday of each month beginning at 6:30 p.m at the Rodarte Community Center, 920 A Street. 
Average Time: Three (3) hours per month.
Staff Contact: C.J. Archibeque, Program Manager, 350-9548; Andy McRoberts, Culture, Parks, and Recreation Director, 350-9425