How to Apply for Boards and Commissions

Golden City HallThe Golden City Council encourages citizen participation in municipal government and welcomes your interest in serving on a city board, commission, or committee.

Appointments to city boards and commissions are made by the Mayor, with a majority vote of council, following interviews. Terms on the boards and commissions all expire in April of the end of the appointed term. In February, the city begins recruiting applicants for upcoming vacancies.

Boards and Commissions generally require that members be a resident of the City of Golden. If you are uncertain whether or not your address is within city limits or a part of unincorporated Jefferson County (mailing address is not a good indicator) please check the Jefferson County Address Wizard. The information will be under ‘Municipal Status.’

Please review the available vacancies and residency requirements below, and then apply online.

Boards & Commissions Openings

This year the select Boards and Commissions have openings as follows. Click on a Board or Commission for more information.

Apply Now for Boards and Commissions openings

Downtown Development Authority
2 openings
4 year terms
(Board members shall reside, be a business owner, lessee, or own real property in the downtown development district – see DDA area map JPG)

Economic Development Board
3 openings
4 year terms
(Residency, property ownership, employed or own a business within the city)

Fire Pension Board
1 opening

2 year term
(Residency required)

Golden Urban Renewal District
2 openings
5 year terms
(Residency, property ownership or business in City)

Parks and Recreation Advisory Board
4 openings
4 year terms
(Residency required)

Planning Commission
1 opening
1 year term
(Residency required)

Public Art Commission
3 openings
3 year terms
(Residency required)

COG Mesa

 Golden has 402 acres of open space
and maintains 253 acres of parks right within the city itself.

Additional Resources

City of Golden, Colorado
COG Mesa