Arapahoe County News

Posted on: January 9, 2018

Arapahoe County seeks citizens to serve on Planning Commission, two other boards


The Arapahoe County Board of County Commissioners is seeking applications from residents who are interested in helping their community by serving on the Planning Commission, Weed Advisory Board and East Arapahoe County Advisory Planning Commission. Qualified applicants must be residents of Arapahoe County and there are specific residency requirements for each board.

Applications are being accepted through Jan. 18, 2018.

Planning Commission

The Planning Commission hears requests for land-use applications and proposed amendments to the County's Comprehensive Plan and Land Development Code and is the approving authority for the Comprehensive Plan and certain land-use applications, as well as a recommending agency to the Board of County Commissioners on other actions.

Members should have the ability to understand complex land-use applications, apply planning principles and approved County guidance plans and codes, interact with land development professionals and citizens in a public hearing on possibly contentious issues, and to make decisions and recommendations to include conditions of approval to mitigate impacts of development proposals.

Members must reside or own property in unincorporated Arapahoe County and applications are being accepted for residents who live or own property within Commissioner District 2 and District 3 only.

Meetings are held 6:30 p.m. the first and third Tuesday at the County’s Lima Plaza campus, 6954 S. Lima St., Centennial.

Due to the extensive time commitments necessary to review complex staff reports and attend public hearings, Planning Commissioners receive a flat-rate stipend of $100 per meeting; the Planning Commission Chair receives $105 per meeting.

East Arapahoe County Advisory Planning Commission

This committee makes recommendations and serves as referral agents to the Public Works and Development Department on land development applications and planning issues in eastern Arapahoe County. Meetings are held when needed. Members must be residents of District 3.

Weed Advisory Board

Established by Colorado law, the Weed Advisory Board serves in an advisory capacity to the Board of County Commissioners on matters of undesirable plant management. The majority of the Board must own 40-acres or more in Arapahoe County and all members must reside within the County. Meetings are held when needed and residents must live within unincorporated Arapahoe County.

To fill out an application, visit For more information, contact the Board of County Commissioners Administration Office at 303-795-4630 or

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