UPDATED Members & Vacancies: June 1 / September 1 / December 1 2020 / April 2021
This is a guide to the town’s boards and commissions. Board and commission members study the needs of the town government and its people, and present their recommendations to the Board of Trustees for use in making decisions. Those decisions include changing ordinances, creating sales taxes, adjusting utility charges, and more.
Consider becoming a volunteer member of one of these boards or commissions. In most cases, half of the members live in town, and half live outside of town. All have a strong interest in making Lyons a great town to be a part of.
Joining a board or commission is an excellent way to become involved and help shape the decisions made in your community. You can either contact the Chair for more information -or- you can just apply online for an advisory board or commission position, complete the online application. Your application will be sent to the mayor, who will follow up with you directly. Contact the Chair if you have concerns or questions and ask for more clarification on how its goals meet your goals –or ask them how you can attend their meetings as an observer.
TOWN BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS
Click through below to learn what each board and commission does, their accomplishments, and their goals. These reports are prepared by the Chairs.
Go to the Town of Lyons’ Commissions and Boards page to view agendas and minutes.
Board of Adjustments
Ecology Advisory Board
Economic Vitality Commission
Historic Preservation Commission
Housing & Human Services Commission
Library District Board
Arts & Humanities Commission
Parks & Recreation Commission
Planning & Community Development Commission
Student Advisory Commission
Sustainable Futures Commission
Utilities & Engineering Board
Boards and commissions open seats – (updated March 1 2021, by contacting each chair)
Audit Committee – 0 vacancy
Board of Adjustments – 2 vacancies == 3/1
Citizen Budget Advisory Committee – 2 filled; 3 vacancies == 3/1
Ecology Advisory Board – 2 vacancies == 3/1
Economic Vitality Commission – 2 vacancies == (need to confirm vacancies)
Historic Preservation Commission – 0 vacancies== (but open to 2 more) 3/1
Housing & Human Services – 2 vacancies== 3/1
Lyons Arts and Humanities Commission – 0 vacancy== 3/1
Parks and Recreation Commission – 0 vacancy== 3/1
Planning & Community Development Commission – 0 vacancy== 3/1
Student Advisory Commission – 0 vacancy== (but open to more non-voting) 3/1
Sustainable Futures Commission – 1 vacancy== (need to confirm vacancy)
Utilities & Engineering Board – 1 vacancy== 3/1
Library District Board – 1 vacancy== 3/1
NOTES (1/21): Two new commissions were activated in 2020:
1. Historic Preservation Commission
2. Citizen’s Budget Advisory Committee. = The CBAC serves to provide independent review and recommendations of the annual budgets, both operating and capital, to the Board of Trustees. It has two members and three more are sought. It is a committee and, therefore, does not have a page in this report.
Town municipal code
To see the exact wording of what each commission and board has been charged to do, go to the Town Municipal Code page. Some of the commissions and boards have the exact code number on their Town web page for easy reference.
Town code on filling vacancies
A citizen may serve and participate on up to two (2) boards or commissions at the same time. A board or commission member can serve up to six (6) consecutive years on one (1) board or commission. After six (6) consecutive years on one (1) board or commission, the member may reapply to serve additional terms at the discretion of the Mayor.
Selecting chairs and vice chairs
Chairperson, vice chair, and second vice chair. The members of each board or commission shall select a chairperson and vice chair from among the board or commission’s voting membership annually to serve for one (1) year with a maximum of three (3) terms as chair. No chairperson shall be elected who has not completed at least one (1) year as a member of the board or commission, unless no other person is eligible or otherwise willing to serve as chair.
BOARD OF TRUSTEES
The Town of Lyons has a council-manager form of government, wherein six
trustees and one mayor are elected by voters and set policies for operating the Town government. The administrative implementation and management of policies are executed by the town administrator, who is appointed by the Board of Trustees.
==added 1/21== Two subcommittees/task forces were also formed: Staff / Board Relations Committee and
Planet Bluegrass Keynotes Task Force.
The Board of Trustees also serves as the Lyons Urban Renewal Authority, along with
representatives from Boulder County, St. Vrain Valley School District, Lyons Fire Protection
District and a member at large. They meet on a regular basis to consider the business of the
URA. Minutes of all the Town’s board and commissions can be found online or at town hall.)
The mayor may serve up to four two-year terms consecutively, for a total of eight years. Trustee members may serve up to three two-year terms consecutively, for a total of six years.
Board of Trustees meetings
Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following
approval. The Board of Trustees meets on the first and third Mondays of each month.
Board members and their liaison positions (as of June 2020)
Mayor Nick Angelo: Board of Adjustments, Student Advisory Commission, and
Sustainable Futures Commission
Mayor Pro Tem Mark Browning: Parks and Recreation Commission
Trustee Greg Lowell: Ecology Board, Audit Committee
Trustee Hollie Rogin: Economic Vitality Commission, Historic Preservation Commission
Trustee Kenyon Waugh: Planning and Community Development Commission
Trustee Mike Karavas: Utilities and Engineering Board
Trustee Wendy Miller: Housing and Human Services Commission (includes
Senior Services); Arts and Humanities Commission