- Boards & Commissions
Boards & Commissions
Community participation at all levels of the governmental process is valued and encouraged. One way to get involved is through service on a volunteer board. The City of Grand Junction has 16 boards, committees, commissions, and authorities on which over 100 citizens serve.
Some of the City's boards require city residency but there are several that do not. There may be other qualifications required for membership on some boards but for the most part, the volunteer boards have a cross-section of community members willing to give of their time and particular talents.
Upcoming vacancies on the various boards are advertised on this website. You may apply to serve on a volunteer board by completing the online Volunteer Board Application. The City Council reviews the applications and makes appointments to boards and commissions.
- Historic Preservation - Applications are accepted through June 15, 2023.
- Grand Junction Housing Authority - Applications are accepted through June 30, 2023.
- Planning Commission - Applications are accepted through June 30, 2023.
Commission on Arts & Culture
The Commission on Arts and Culture enhances local arts and cultural opportunities and development, encourages cooperation and collaboration among arts organizations, provides information to area artists and arts agencies and establishes community arts priorities.
Downtown Development Authority / BID
The Downtown Grand Junction Partnership is committed to creating an economically diverse, sustainable, and vibrant downtown that is a great place to live, work and play. The Downtown Partnership consists of two special districts, the Downtown Development Authority and the Business Improvement District.
The Grand Junction Forestry Board acts as a reviewing body for the purpose of determining professional qualification and competence to engage in the business of cutting, trimming, pruning, spraying, or removing trees by giving written, oral, and practical license examinations.
Grand Junction Housing Authority
The Grand Junction Housing Authority provides safe and sanitary homes for persons of low and moderate-income.
Grand Junction Regional Airport Authority
This seven-member board is charged with setting policy and overseeing the operations of the Grand Junction Regional Airport. The Board ensures compliance with its bylaws, the State of Colorado Public Airport Authority Law, and FAA regulations.
Historic Preservation Board
The Historic Preservation Board is responsible for recommending the designation of historic resources to the City Council for listing on the City Register of Historic Sites, Structures, and Districts.
Horizon Drive Association Business Improvement
The function of the Horizon Drive Association Business Improvement District Board of Directors is to take such actions and perform such duties as are required of the operations of the District.
Mesa County Building Code Board of Appeals
The function of the Building Code Board of Appeals is to make special exceptions to the terms of the building code, formulate suggested amendments to the building code for consideration by the Board of County Commissioners; adopt substantive rules and regulations based on the provisions of the building code; may also hear appeals by any person aggrieved by his inability to obtain a building permit or by any officer, department, board, or bureau of the county affected by the granting or refusal of a building permit.
One Riverfront is charged with planning, advocating, and implementing the many parts of a program to redevelop and reclaim the riverfront within the City and County.
Parks & Recreation Advisory Board
The seven-member board appointed by the City Council assists in the planning of recreation activities and helps to promote a long-range program for the development of the City's park system.
Parks Improvement Advisory Board
As a not for profit corporation organized in 1982, this board advises the City on park improvement issues.
The Planning Commission makes decisions on certain planning and zoning related issues and makes recommendations to the City Council on similar matters.
Riverview Technology Corporation
This is a nonprofit corporation formed in 1999 to acquire the Department of Energy site near the Orchard Mesa Cemetery.
Urban Trails Committee
The purpose of the Urban Trails Committee is to plan and promote the City Council's goals for an interconnected network of sidewalks, paths, and routes for active transportation and recreation throughout the Grand Junction urbanized area.
Visit Grand Junction Advisory Board
As the City of Grand Junction's Destination Marketing Organization, Visit Grand Junction executes marketing outside the area to promote year-round travel to Grand Junction during appropriate times of the year. The travel and tourism industry in Grand Junction enhances the quality of life for residents, ignites economic development, supports the workforce, and strengthens economic sustainability. The Visit Grand Junction Advisory Board advises Visit Grand Junction staff on policy and marketing strategies.
Zoning Board of Appeals
The Board of Appeals hears and decides appeals of administrative decisions, appeals for variances of the bulk requirements and non-conforming uses, and requests for exceptions to the side or rear setback requirements pursuant to the Zoning and Development Code.