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Weld County Boards and Commissions

Weld County has many opportunities for citizens to engage in the administration of our local government. This page details some boards and commissions that meet on a regularly scheduled basis. We encourage citizens, residents, and stakeholders to attend these meetings to participate in the governing process, or simply become more aware of relevant issues.Volunteers make county government great!

Area Agency on Aging

Duties/responsibilities – Serves in an advisory capacity to the Area Agency on Aging. The AAA Advisory Board helps in the planning, coordination and monitoring of Older Americans Act programs. The Advisory Board also provides feedback on such issues as healthcare, transportation and housing needs; suggest ideas for improvement in services; assist with public hearings, focus groups, the development of the four-year plan and other agency activities and events.

Qualifications needed – An understanding of the needs of older adults.

Time commitment – Monthly board meetings are three hours and meets the second Thursday of each month; monthly committee meetings are two hours.

Board of Adjustment

Duties/responsibilities - Conducts hearings and decides appeals from decisions concerning the administration or enforcement of the Weld County Zoning Ordinance. It interprets the location of zoning district boundaries and lot lines with respect to those boundaries.

Qualifications needed – Open to residents of all backgrounds. A background in land-use, planning, real estate or building is helpful, but not required. Each member shall reside within the Commissioner district for which they are appointed at the time of their appointment and during their term.

Time commitment – Six hours annually and meets on third Tuesday at 10:00 a.m., when called.

Board of Public Health

Duties/responsibilities – Conducts hearings and considers bio-solid and septage applications and On-Site Wastewater Treatment System Variances. Receives reports from the Health Department Director and staff on programs and health issue affecting Weld County residents.

Qualifications needed – Any background is acceptable. Anyone with an interest in Public and Environmental Health is encouraged to apply.

Time commitment – One to two hours per month; the board meets the fourth Tuesday of every month at 9 a.m. There is no meeting in December.

Board of Retirement
Duties/responsibilities – The Weld County Retirement Plan is a single employer defined benefits pension plan administered by a five-member retirement board. Two members are elected by Weld County employees, two are outside citizen appointed by the Board of Weld County Commissioners, and the other member is the Weld County Treasurer. The Retirement Board administers the plan, and along with the Commissioners maintain the authority to establish and amend the benefits. The Retirement Board also has the fiduciary responsibility to manage and invest all retirement funds. All members serve four-year terms, except for the Treasurer who has no term limit.

Qualifications needed – Citizens appointed by the Commissioners need to be knowledgeable and have experience in banking and/or investments, and pensions.

Time commitment – Two to four hours quarterly.
Board of Trustees of North Colorado Medical Center

Duties/responsibilities - Administers the lease of the hospital to North Colorado Medical Center, Inc. Serves as a liaison between NCMC, Inc. and the County Commissioners. Identifies community needs concerning hospital services. The board’s goal is to make sure services are provided in the best manner possible.

Qualifications needed – Four Greeley residents (max). One doctor may also serve on the board. No elected/appointed city, county or state officials.

Time commitment – Two hours per month; the board meets on the last Monday of every month at noon.

Building Trades Advisory Board

 Duties/responsibilities - Reviews proposed changes to Chapter 29, Building Regulations, and make recommendations to Building Division and Board of County Commissioners. The board reviews complaints relating to the administration and enforcement of Building Code Regulations and serves as a communication link between the county and the construction industry.

Qualifications needed – Background in the construction industry or building trades professionals.

Time commitment – Four hours annually; the board meets the third Thursday in April and October at 5:30 p.m.

Child Protection Citizen Review Panel

Descriptions/responsibilities – Makes recommendations on complaints filed concerning the conduct of caseworkers of Human Services.

Qualifications needed - Shall be representative of community, demonstrable personal or professional knowledge and experience with children. Shall not be an employee of the Weld or State Department of Human Services. At least one member must be a parent of a minor child at time of appointment. A limited background check is conducted prior to appointment.

Time commitment – Three hours annually; the panel meets when called.

Community Corrections Advisory Board

Duties/responsibilities - Determines which adult offenders may safely be placed at the community corrections facility or in the community; what conditions an offender must follow to participate in the program; set standards by which the local provider may operate the program; and recommend to the Board of County Commissioners who may operate a community corrections program.

Qualifications needed - General knowledge and interest in public safety, community-based corrections and/or offender rehabilitation.

Time commitment – 10 hours per month; board meets on the fourth Tuesday of every month at Noon and weekly as a Screening Committee.

Extension Advisory Council

Duties/responsibilities - Advises CSU/Weld County Extension regarding their program efforts and budget decisions. Provides participation in the planning, implementation and evaluation of Extension programs including: 4-H Youth Development, Livestock, Horticulture, Agriculture, Family & Consumer Sciences, and Nutrition Education. Serves as a communication link between legislators, commissioners and residents.

Qualifications needed - Experience needed varies on position(s) available. For 4-H related positions, the ideal candidate would be someone with experience in youth development. For crop sciences and agriculture positions, a background in agriculture is necessary.

Time commitment – Two hours per month; the council meets bi-monthly at noon.

Fair Board

Duties/responsibilities - This 21-member board oversees the Weld County Fair, held the last full week of July, by setting policy and working as volunteers at the fair. Board members attend events during the fair and give as much time as possible.

Qualifications needed – An interest in helping better the Weld County Fair. If you’re excited about working with agriculture and helping talented youth and adults in Weld County have a unique fair experience, then bring that enthusiasm to the Fair Board!

Time commitment – Two to three hours per month; the board meets on the first Monday of every month at 7 p.m. Time during fair week varies depending on the availability of the individual board member.

Greeley Housing Authority Board

Duties/responsibilities – Supervises the administration and financial policies of the Greeley and Weld County Housing Authorities. The Authorities provide housing assistance for more than 1,000 Weld County families. The Executive Director reports to the board monthly. The Board consists of seven members and two are recommended by County Commissioners for appointment by the Mayor of Greeley.

Qualifications needed – Must live outside Greeley city limits. Background in housing or service to the low-income community preferred. Applicants cannot be a landlord currently conducting business with the Housing Authority.

Time commitment – Two hours monthly; the board meets on the 4th Wednesday at 4:30 p.m. and serves five-year terms.

Greeley Weld Airport Authority Board

Duties/responsibilities – Board members help direct organization and administration of the airport. Three representatives from Weld County, three representatives from the City of Greeley, and one jointly appointed member recommended by the Airport Authority serve on the board.

Qualifications needed – Weld County resident; must not have interest in any contract with the Airport Authority.

Time commitment – Four hours monthly on the third Thursday at 3:30 p.m.; board members serve four-year terms.

Human Services Advisory Commission

Duties/responsibilities - Commission members will advise on requirements related to the Community Services Block Grant (CSBG), a federally funded program that provides resources to alleviate the causes and conditions of poverty in communities; serve as the “Placement Alternatives Commission” (PAC) for Weld County in relation to out-of-home placement allocations, Core Services and other specific intervention and prevention programming; and advise on the evaluation of the overall effectiveness of Weld County programs designed to prevent or reduce out-of-home placement of children and youth involved in the Child Welfare system.

Qualifications needed – One third of the board members need to be low-income (125% of poverty or below) or representing low-income community members, one third need to be elected officials or designated by elected officials and one third from the private sector, with no specific qualification.

Time commitment – Approximately 10 hours per year and meets quarterly.

Island Grove Park Board

Duties/responsibilities – Facilitates the promotion, management, maintenance, and operation of the City of Greeley and Weld County facilities at the Island Grove Park site. Makes policy recommendations to the city and county regarding use of the park and long-range plans for development of the facilities.

Qualifications needed – Weld applicants must live outside Greeley city limits. No experience is necessary; anyone interested in helping improve the park can apply.

Time commitment – Average commitment is two hours per month; Meetings are held bi-monthly and occur on the first Thursday of February, April, June, August, October and December at 3:30 p.m. at the Island Grove Park Events Center.

Juvenile Community Review Board

Duties/responsibilities - Reviews progress and collateral information regarding juveniles that have been committed to the Department of Youth Services in order to determine the appropriateness of recommended transitional placement and/or programming into a community setting. The board is comprised of eight separate professional agencies as well as community representation.

Qualifications needed – Members shall have experience and represent the following areas: probation, social services, school district, law enforcement, division of youth, bar association and mental health. There are also two citizen positions on this board.

Time commitment
– Two to three hours per month; seven members serve three-year terms. The board meets the second Monday of each month when there are cases to be heard.

Noxious Weed Management Advisory Board

Duties/responsibilities – Advises County Commissioners and staff regarding integrated week management of noxious weeds on county and private property in compliance with State and County laws.

Qualifications needed – Members must live in unincorporated Weld County. Anyone interested in the environment and landscape is encouraged to apply. Knowledge of agriculture or plants is helpful but not necessary. A majority of board members must own more than 40 acres of land in Weld County.

Time commitment – Six hours a year; the board typically meets three times a year at 7 p.m.

Planning Commission

Duties/responsibilities - Conducts hearings and advises County Commissioners regarding land-use planning, zoning administration, and subdivision development within the county. Reviews and makes recommendations on land-use applications and amendments to policies and regulations.

Qualifications needed – Open to residents of all backgrounds. A background in land-use, planning, real estate or building is helpful, but not required. Each member shall reside within the geographic area for which they are appointed at the time of appointment and during their term.

Time commitment - The commission meets on the first and third Tuesday of the month at 12:30 p.m.

Weld County Building Code Board of Appeals

Duties/responsibilities - Determine the suitability of alternate materials and methods of construction. Interprets provisions of the Weld County Building Code but has no authority to waive requirements of the code.

Qualifications needed – Experienced or training in construction industry as a building trades professional.

Time commitment – Two hours annually; the board meets when called.

Weld Faith Partnership Council

Duties/responsibilities - Advises County Commissioners on strategic recommendations from a faith-based and community-based perspective regarding issues of concern. Up to 15 members serve, including geographic representation of the faith community.

Qualifications needed – The council is seeking a broad representation of individuals interested or involved in the faith-based community throughout Weld County, such as churches, youth groups, volunteer organizations, etc.

Time commitment – Two hours per month; the council meets the second Thursday of the month at 7:30 a.m.

Workforce Development Board

Duties/responsibilities - This board is business-led with a majority of its members representing the private sector and other members representing organized labor, community-based organizations, education, economic development organizations, other state agencies and individuals with disabilities. The WDB is charged with identifying regional workforce needs, developing and implementing systems in response and providing overall direction for Employment Services of Weld County.

Qualifications needed – Diverse, knowledgeable community members who are business owners, Chief Executive Officers and individuals with optimum policy making and hiring authority who actively participate in activities supporting the local workforce system.

Time commitment – Averages four hours per month; general meetings take place on Tuesdays at 11:45 a.m. and two subcommittees meet four times per year. Participation on subcommittees is highly encouraged.

CONTACT INFORMATION


Karla Ford
BOCC Office Manager

Email: kford@weldgov.com
Phone: (970) 336-7204
Fax: (970) 336-7233


Weld County Commissioners

1150 O Street
P.O. Box 758
Greeley, CO 80631


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Still have questions? Contact Karla Ford at (970) 336-7204 or email kford@weldgov.com.