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Posted on: March 1, 2024 | Last Modified on: March 1, 2024

Get Involved with Wheat Ridge!

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The City of Wheat Ridge is looking for dedicated individuals to join our boards, commissions, and committees! Applications are now open to Wheat Ridge residents. 

Boards and commissions openings include Board of Adjustment, Cultural Commission, and the Liquor License Authority Board: 

Board of Adjustment:  
The Board of Adjustment (BOA) has a limited but important role: they hold formal public hearings to review variance requests from the code which exceed staff review, and they hold hearings when the public is appealing a staff interpretation of the code such as the following:   

  •  Variances and waivers to the development standards in the zoning and development code  
  •  Temporary permits  
  •  Floodplain regulations 

The BOA meets infrequently based on the low number of requests received.  

Cultural Commission:  
The Cultural Commission works to promote culture and the arts, to oversee public art, and to provide art enrichment opportunities to benefit the residents of the city. 

Liquor License Authority Board:  
The Liquor License Authority (LLA) Board is responsible for licensing liquor establishments in the city and for conducting show cause hearings for alleged liquor license violations. They meet as needed every second and fourth Thursday of the month at 9 a.m., and meetings are open to the public. 

Submit boards and commissions applications online or printed applications can be submitted to the City Clerk's office, located at 7500 W. 29th Avenue Wheat Ridge, CO 80033. 

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Committee openings include the IDEA Committee and the Community Partners Grant Program Committee:  

Idea Committee:  
The IDEA Committee is a new inclusion, diversity, equity and accessibility focused advisory committee at the City of Wheat Ridge. Individuals who are passionate about fostering a more inclusive and equitable community and are committed to driving positive change are encouraged to apply. The IDEA Committee will include 10 members of the public as well as a city council liaison. Four of the 10 members will represent each council district, while the remaining six members will be at-large. To apply, please fill out the online application.  

Community Partners Grant Program Committee:  
The Community Partners Grant Program Committee has eight members appointed by council to represent each district. The purpose of the committee is to review grant requests from community organizations and present recommendations to city council on the funding amounts that each organization should receive. Members typically meet for four consecutive weeks in April/May and then present their recommendations to council in July. To apply, please fill out the online application

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