Learn about and apply to Boards and Commissions

Thank you for your interest in serving your community as a council appointee to a board or commission! As the legislative branch of Denver’s city government, council appointments serve as an important voice on boards and commissions. Service on a board or commission is essential to keeping our civil society strong.  

Boards and commissions provide invaluable service to our city and community. Our boards provide feedback to executive directors of agencies, civilian oversight of our government, and advice on department spending.  

The Denver City Council appoints more than 50 people to serve on boards and commissions. The Council Boards and Commissions Selection Subcommittee manages the process of recruiting, evaluating, interviewing and recommending candidates to the full body.  

If you are interested in serving on one of these boards or commissions, please submit an application.  

Announcements

City Seeking Applications for the Caring for Denver Board  

Purpose: Denver City Council is seeking candidates for consideration to serve on the Caring for Denver Board. This board is charged with overseeing the distribution of the voter approved sales tax to increase resources to increase mental health and substance use disorder prevention, treatment, recovery, and harm reduction services available in Denver. The council specifically seeks a person with experience addressing the mental and/or substance use needs of underserved populations. This position will fill the remainder of a term for a vacated seat and will be eligible to seek additional terms. 

Member Duties and Responsibilities 

  • The Board oversees the distribution of the voter approved sales tax to increase resources for Denver’s mental health and substance use disorder prevention, treatment, and recovery efforts.

Qualifications:  

  • The council specifically seeks a person with experience addressing the mental and/or substance use needs of underserved populations including someone that works with older adults, veterans or people with disabilities.
  • Candidates must live in Denver

Terms: Term lengths are three years. 

Compensation: Per City Charter, Committee members shall receive no compensation for service on the Committee. 

Meetings: 3rd Monday of the month from 5-7 pm 

Application Process: Interested candidates must submit a completed application and resume online no later than July 15.  

For any questions, please contact Luke Palmisano at lucas.palmisano@denvergov.org.  

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Application process

While you may submit your interest for a board at any time, we only review applications when there is an opening to be filled on a board. To apply to serve on a board or commission, please complete an application. Be sure to include your resume and cover letter, as well as any additional application materials requested.  

The Boards and Commissions Selection Subcommittee reviews applications and may contact applicants for an interview.   

Recommended appointments will go through the Council legislative process: The appointment will be heard in committee, and voted on by the full council. The legislative process can take three to four weeks.  

 

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