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Get Involved Through Boards and Commissions

Good government is not just the responsibility of city officials and employees. Residents also play an important role. 

Boards and commissions give people a voice in the city's government; they provide input on issues and recommendations on decisions that shape the quality of life in Northglenn by advising the city or City Council on specific topics relating to their board. 

Residents of all backgrounds and interests help make a difference in the future of Northglenn! Each member's participation is crucial to the success of the city as they provide valuable insight. 

Below is an overview of the boards and commissions in the city; some have openings now. If one piques your interest but does not have an opening, go ahead and apply; we’ll hold your application on file!

Citizens’ Affairs Board
This board gives Northglenn residents an opportunity to make proposals and discuss issues related to their community, ultimately supporting and maintaining the health, safety and happiness of their fellow residents. They take suggestions and complaints and bring them to city staff and leadership.
  • Meetings: First Wednesday of the month at 6 p.m., Council Chambers, 11701 Community Center Drive
  • Openings: Three members
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Election Commission
They assist the City Clerk in the implementation of municipal elections.

Historic Preservation Commission
Created in 1997, the commission protects, preserves and enhances the city's cultural, social, economic, political and architectural heritage. Every year they organize the Olde Fashion Christmas event. Also, this past year they put together a tour of some vintage homes in the city.

Liquor Licensing Authority
This group grants or refuses licenses for the retail sale of alcohol beverages.
  • Meetings: First and third Monday of the month at 9 a.m. in Council Chambers
  • Openings: Two alternate members
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NURA - Northglenn Urban Renewal Authority 
NURA assists in revitalizing designated commercial areas through redevelopment and property enhancements to eliminate blight.
A few successful projects include the redevelopment of the Northglenn Marketplace, Webster Lake Promenade and Huron Center. Currently NURA is assisting with the Civic Center project.

  • Meetings: Second Wednesday of the month at 5:45 p.m. in Council Chambers
  • Openings: None
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Parks and Recreation Advisory Board
This board advises council and staff about parks and recreation plans, facilities and programs. They helped the city secure $1.5 million in grant funding from Adams County Open Space for the new recreation center.

Planning Commission
The commission considers permit applications for land use matters and makes recommendations to council for zoning requests. Members are active in the development of the city’s Comprehensive Plan by reviewing site plans and subdivision plats.

VALE Board
The Victim Assistance and Law Enforcement (VALE) Board works to help crime victims and witnesses. The board provides grants to programs that assist crime victims or to law enforcement agencies. Last year, VALE distributed $42,280 in grant funding.
Youth Commission
This commission encourages teens to participate in community issues and gives them a voice in government. They make recommendations to council and staff about topics impacting city youth.