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Volunteer to serve on one of Lakewood's boards or commissions and make a difference in your community. The deadline to apply for the openings is 5 p.m. on Feb. 16 unless noted otherwise. Full descriptions of the qualifications for each position and applications are available online at

Advisory Commission for an Inclusive Community: The commission has several openings. Members research specific issues or topics of interest to Lakewood residents and make recommendations to City Council for potential action. Applicants must attend both a full commission meeting and a committee meeting before applying, and the application process will remain open until positions are filled. For more information about the commission, visit

Board of Appeals: There are two openings for three-year terms that will begin April 1. This board decides appeals of any order, requirement, decision or determination made by the codes administrator. Applicants must be qualified by experience and training in building construction.

Historic Preservation Commission: This opening is for a four-year term that will begin April 1, and applicants must demonstrate interest in or competence with historic preservation. The commission conducts public hearings on landmark designations and makes recommendations to City Council. The commission also reviews alteration certificates and applications for relocating designated structures.

Planning Commission: There is one opening for a Ward 2 resident and one opening for a Ward 3 resident for four-year terms that will begin April 1. The commission conducts public hearings on rezoning and subdivision applications, approves certain special use permits and reviews site plans. It also serves as the Board of Adjustment.

Victim Assistance Compensation Board: The board needs two residents to serve terms that run through Sept. 30, 2020. The board reviews applications for compensation to victims of crime through the Victim Assistance Fund.

Posted on: Tuesday, February 06, 2018