Boards and Commissions
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The Town of Castle Rock offers interested community members the opportunity to become involved in their local government by volunteering to serve on one of 12 boards and commissions. The annual recruitment process has now begun for positions with terms beginning June 1, 2022. Positions are identified on our Board & Commission Vacancies page, which contains a link to the application.
Application deadline was May 2, 2022, for interviews on May 9-11. Applications may be submitted at any time, and are kept on file for 12 months for consideration for interim vacancies throughout the year.
The purpose of the boards and commissions is to:
- Acquire and study information within the board's area of expertise
- Provide direction and recommendations to staff and Town Council
- Obtain public comment and be reflective of the community's voice
Each year in April, the Town begins recruiting applicants for upcoming vacancies. Applications are accepted and candidates are interviewed by a team consisting of the Town Council liaison, Town staff members and a current member of the board or commission. Recommendations for appointments are made to Council for formal approval.
- Preference is given is Town of Castle Rock residents, followed by those outside the Town but within Douglas County.
- Appointees serve without compensation in an advisory role.
- Most interviews will be conducted during a Special Town Council Meeting on May 10, 2022, beginning at 5 p.m. at Town Hall. Depending on the volume of applications, some interviews may be scheduled on May 9, 2022. More information will be provided to applicants after the application period has closed.
- Recommendations for appointments will be presented for Town Council consideration during the meeting on May 17, 2022. Appointments are official after Council ratifies them by vote.
- New appointments are effective June 1.
TermsMost board and commission appointments are for two-year terms with a maximum of three terms served, for a total of six years. The exceptions to these term limits are the Downtown Development Authority, the Board of Building Appeals, the Election Commission and the Historic Preservation Board.
Once a citizen is termed out, they are eligible to volunteer to serve on any other board or commission immediately; however, if interested in serving on the same board or commission, the citizen must wait four years before applying.
- DDA by Statute serves four-year terms with a maximum of two terms, for a total of eight years
- Board of Building Appeals, by Municipal Code, serves three-year terms with a maximum of two terms, for a total of six years
- Election Commission by Charter serves three-year terms with a maximum of two terms, for a total of six years
- Historic Preservation Board, due to the unique composition and requirements of the board, members serve two-year terms for a total of four terms, for a total of eight years
VacanciesApplications are accepted throughout the year. After the annual recruitment process closes in April, applications are retained on file for interim vacancies that may occur. If vacancies occur during the year, and the pool of applicants on file from the annual recruitment process – along with applications received after this process – is not sufficient to fill the interim vacancies, positions will be posted on the board and commission website pages as they become available.
View current vacancies and apply