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Six boards and commissions seek volunteers

Posted on 10/30/2020
Six boards and commissions seek volunteers

Weld County residents interested in learning more about Weld County Government and offering insight on how government services can be improved are asked to volunteer for one of six advisory boards and commissions that currently have openings. Those boards and commissions include the Area Agency on Aging (AAA), Workforce Development Board, Greeley-Weld Housing Authority Board, Weld County Building Code Board of Appeals, Weld Faith Partnership Council and Building Trades Advisory Committee.

“The services we provide are for the benefit of our residents. Volunteer service on an advisory board or commission helps people learn more about those services and offers insight on how those services can be improved to be even more beneficial,” Weld County Commissioner Chair Mike Freeman said. “These volunteer opportunities are a great way to get involved in government and have a positive impact.”

While many may think serving on a board or commission requires extensive experience in government, it’s not required. A background in a particular field may be preferred, but each board and commission is looking for individuals excited to contribute, learn about particular issues and work alongside county staff and peers throughout the county on how those issues can be addressed.

There are a wide variety of board and commission openings, each catering to a different interest. For example, the Greeley-Weld Housing Authority Board is seeking Weld County residents to fill two new openings. Members of the board meet with the authority’s executive director and provide recommendations related to the administration of the authority and its financial policies, which are used to provide housing assistance to Weld County families.

Residents can also volunteer to serve on the award-winning Workforce Development Board, utilize knowledge of construction to assist the Building Trades Advisory Committee or Weld County Building Board of Appeals, work to identify issues impacting the faith-based community as part of the Weld Faith Partnership Council or identify issues impacting seniors, and the many programs available to them, as a member of the Area Agency on Aging.

Applications are being accepted through November 16. To learn more about these opportunities and apply, visit https://tinyurl.com/WCBoardsCommissions-openings. For questions or more information, contact Karla Ford at (970) 336-7204 or email kford@weldgov.com.