Seven boards and commissions are listed below along with short descriptions. Each currently has vacancies needing to be filled. More information can be found at www.denvergov.org/boardsandcommissions
Denver Commission on Aging
Number of Members: 21
Year Terms: 2
Function: The commission is responsible for advising the City on issues and concerns affecting older adults in Denver.
Qualifications: Members shall include eleven senior citizens representing council districts, five members who represent service providers, and five members representing city agencies.
Monthly – 3rd Thursday
9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Enabling Authorization: Mayor's Office
Denver Women’s Commission
The Denver Women’s Commission promotes the social, economic and political quality of life in Denver by assisting women in the attainment of equality and full opportunity by:
Denver Building and Fire Code Rehabilitation Committee
Number of Members: 9
Year Terms: 2
Qualifications: The Mayor and Community Planning Development are seeking representatives with certain experience to volunteer to serve on this committee whose intent is to review requested variances to the building code concerning the repair rehabilitation or change of use or occupancy of any building, structure or utility.
Committee membership shall consist of at least one (1) representative for each of these eight (8) categories.
Seeking candidates to fill all positions.
Meets: TBD. Please call to confirm.
The Denver Commission for People with Disabilities (DCPD) is seeking applicants!
The mission of Denver's Commission for People with Disabilities is to promote and enhance equality for people with disabilities through empowerment, advocacy and education by working with community members, and City and County of Denver officials and employees who have the ability to affect change. This is a volunteer Commission. We strive to include Commissioners who represent the various demographics of the City and County of Denver. This includes, but is not limited to, frequently underrepresented or marginalized communities.
We are actively seeking individuals with a strong commitment to disability-related concerns and those who can help to further our goals and objectives in a meaningful and tangible manner. Individuals with disabilities as well as community representatives with expertise, understanding, and experience in the following four specific areas are encouraged to apply.
The DCPD meets the first Tuesday of the month from 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science, 2001 Colorado Boulevard. Attendance at the DCPD meetings on September 5th, October 3rd and the Commission’s Diversity and Inclusion Symposium on October 25th, is strongly encouraged. Please see the DCPD website athttps://www.denvergov.org/content/denvergov/en/human-rights-and-community-partnerships/our-commissions/people-with-disabilities.html for additional information about the commissioners as well as DCPD’s mission, objectives, and current events.
Interested applicants should submit an online application at: https://www.denvergov.org/…/b…/boards-commissions-apply.html and email a resume to Dr. Aisha Rousseau, Director of Office of Disability Rights/Staff Liaison for the Commission for People with Disabilities at Aisha.Rousseau@denvergov.org and Mr. Barry Burch, Director of Boards and Commissions atBarry.Burch@denvergov.org.
The deadline for applications is Friday, October 27, 2017. Interviews will be held the week of November 6th or 13th.
Advisory Committee on Housing the Homeless
In May 2017, the city’s longstanding Commission on Homelessness voted to dissolve and reform with a new purpose and focus. The new Advisory Committee on Housing the Homeless will work alongside the City administration to implement innovative approaches and proven solutions for those experiencing homelessness in Denver.
The new 20 member Advisory Committee will recommend to the Mayor and the administration best practices, policies, and strategies regarding how to best serve the needs of those living without homes and those at-risk of losing housing. Members will be appointed by the Mayor and serve a two-year term. Initial members will be staggered with half serving a three-year term.
We are currently seeking applications to the committee, which will be made up of a variety of people, including:
Those interested may apply by visiting www.denvergov.org/boardsandcommissions. Please share this information with your networks and encourage those who are interested in this work to please apply. We hope to convene the new Committee by the end of September.
The Commission on Homelessness accomplished a great deal for those who are unhoused in Denver during its 11 years. The new committee will build upon this foundation to work alongside the city to strategically connect and invest in programs that bring good health, good jobs and good homes to the Denver community.
Denver African-American Commission
Is charged with advising the Mayor on issues and concerns that impact or are of importance to the African American community. We serve as a bridge between the African American community and policy-makers and engage in responsible activism for the community:
Board of Human Services
Number of Members: 7 Members
Terms: 5 Year Terms
Function: The board is responsible for advising the manager with regard to the policy and operation of the department and shall review and comment on the proposed annual budget for the Department of Human Services.
Christine Benero, 03/31/18
Ismael Guerrero, 03/31/18
Shawn Deberry Johnson, 03/31/20
First Thursday of February, May, August, and November
7:30 - 8:30 a.m.
Richard T. Castro Human Services Building
1200 North Federal Boulevard
Denver, CO 80204
Enabling Authority: City Charter, Section A15.1-A15.4
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