Citizens are invited to serve as official advisors to Loveland City Council on any on of several official City of Loveland boards or commissions. The committees serve as advisory groups helping councilors learn about and make decision on a wide variety of issues that affect the safety, economy and quality of life of Loveland's citizens and businesses.
As members of these committees, residents research and discuss local issues, and offer their recommendations to Loveland City Council.
Volunteers generally spend a few hours a month preparing for and attending meetings usually hosted in a Loveland city building.
The Fall boards and commissions recruiting has begun!
- Vacancies are noted below
- Apply for a board or commission
- Disclosure form required for Planning Commission application
- Questions? Email Rochelle.Fernley@cityofloveland.org or call 970.962.2303
Citizens' Finance Advisory Commission
The purpose of the Citizens' Finance Advisory Commission is to review the city's budget in detail and to report to the City Council on its findings, to evaluate and recommend auditors for use by the city, to review city financial reports, and to review the city's financial policies and recommend changes to the City Council.
Construction Advisory Board
The Construction Advisory Board consists of eleven members appointed by the City Council. Members advise the Council on matters pertaining to the regulation of construction activities including uniform building codes, subdivision improvement requirements, and development standards. The Board serves as the Board of Appeals in connection with the building code, mechanical code, plumbing code, electrical codes, and other codes adopted in Title 15 – Buildings and Construction.
Cultural Services Board
The Cultural Services Board oversees the Loveland Museum/Gallery and Rialto Theater, in an advisory capacity, serving as “sounding boards” and offering suggestions for programs, policies, and events at both facilities. Board members also frequently volunteer to staff events and work on special projects with Museum and Rialto staff.
Disabilities Advisory Commission
The Disabilities Advisory Commission makes recommendations to the City Council on problems relating to handicapped persons and their interaction with the community. In addition, the commission reviews building and development plans and advises city staff on matters of handicapped accessibility.
(Employee General Retirement Plan) Board of Retirement (Citizen Openings)
The Board of Retirement (formerly known as Employees' Pension Board) oversees the pension plans of all employees (except for sworn police and fire employees.) This board is comprised of two citizen members, two employee members elected by their peers and a permanent employee member with financial expertise designated by the City Manager. The Board is responsible for all policy decisions relating to the plans' design, administration and employee education. The Board recommends major changes to City Council such as a change of plan administrator.
Loveland Utilities Commission
The purpose of the Loveland utilities commission shall be to serve as an advisory body to the city council on all matters pertaining to the water, waste water, and electric utility operations and services provided by the city. In addition to any other duties as may be delegated to it by the city council, the commission shall:
1. advise the city council on matters pertaining to rates, charges, and fees for water, waste water, and electric services provided by the city;
2. approve procurement contracts, and change orders to procurement contacts, pursuant to Section 3.12.060;
3. develop, approve, and adopt policies, practices, and guidelines to assist the water and power department in the efficient operation of the city’s water, waste water, and electric utilities, and in the event a change to the municipal code is required in order to effectuate policies to be adopted by the commission, to recommend such changes to the city council;
4. review the proposed annual budget for the water and power department;
5. conduct public hearings on issues of policy concerning all water, waste water, and electric utility matters within the jurisdiction of the commission; and
6. provide policy recommendations to the city manager and the director of the water and power department, consistent with any previously adopted city council policies, concerning all water, waste water, and electric utility matters within the jurisdiction of the commission. (Ord. 5401 § 1, 2009)
Any person who is a customer of the city’s water, waste water, or electric utility, or who is an authorized representative of such a customer, shall be eligible for appointment to the commission. A financial disclosure form is required to complete an application. Form can be downloaded from here. Please email completed financial disclosure form to firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications accepted until 5:00 p.m., Friday, January 20, 2017.
Parks and Recreation Commission
The Parks and Recreation Commission advises the City Council and City staff with regard to the maintenance, administration, expansion and development of the city’s parks and the city’s park and recreation programs.
The Planning Commission reviews maps, plats, zoning ordinances, subdivision ordinances, and planning matters and makes recommendations to the City Council. The Planning Commission also serves as the ex officio Zoning Board of Adjustment for the City which decides appeals and reviews orders regarding the administration or enforcement of Title 18 – Zoning. The Planning Commission is involved in revising and updating the Master Plan, the Sign Code, Development Standards, Landscaping Standards, and other development matters. Financial disclosure form required.
Senior Advisory Board
The Board serves as coordinating agency for senior services and activities and maintains communications with local, state, and federal government agencies concerning senior citizens. The Board also assists the senior citizens in the Loveland area to live full and interesting lives, so that they might continue to contribute, participate and share in the life of the community. Additionally, the board’s responsibilities include (1) to serve as coordinating agency for senior services and activities; (2) to assess, publicize and support present senior services and activities in the community; (3) to investigate and evaluate requests for new senior citizen services and activities; (4) to plan, initiate, develop and encourage new senior citizen programs as need is indicated; and (5) to establish and maintain communications with local, state and federal government agencies concerning senior citizens.
Visual Arts Commission
The Visual Arts Commission oversees the City’s Arts in Public Places Program which sets aside 1% of all City capital projects of $50,000 or more. They accept gifts of art from private donors for placement on City property; make purchases of art for the City’s art collection (usually for the site, which generated the funding); provide for suitable display of the collection; and provide for maintenance of the collection.
Please note that Section 2.60.020(C) [PDF] of the Loveland Municipal Code states:
“C. A person shall not serve on more than one city board or commission at a time; provided, however, that a board or commission member may apply for and be appointed to another board or commission if: (i) said member is the only qualified applicant for the position; or (ii) said member resigns his or her position on the first board or commission prior to or upon appointment to the second board or commission.”
The City of Loveland is committed to providing an equal opportunity for services, programs and activities and does not discriminate on the basis of disability, race, age, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation or gender. For more information on non-discrimination or for translation assistance, please contact the City’s Title VI Coordinator at TitleSix@cityofloveland.org or 970-962-2372. The City will make reasonable accommodations for citizens in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). For more information on ADA or accommodations, please contact the City’s ADA Coordinator at ADACoordinator@cityofloveland.org or 970-962-3319.
“La Ciudad de Loveland está comprometida a proporcionar igualdad de oportunidades para los servicios, programas y actividades y no discriminar en base a discapacidad, raza, edad, color, origen nacional, religión, orientación sexual o género. Para más información sobre la no discriminación o para asistencia en traducción, favor contacte al Coordinador Título VI de la Ciudad al TitleSix@cityofloveland.org o al 970-962-2372. La Ciudad realizará las acomodaciones razonables para los ciudadanos de acuerdo con la Ley de Discapacidades para americanos (ADA). Para más información sobre ADA o acomodaciones, favor contacte al Coordinador de ADA de la Ciudad en ADACoordinator@cityofloveland.org o al 970-962-3319”.