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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.

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. Applications accepted until 5:00 p.m., Thursday, August 31, 2017.

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 Opening)
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.

Historic Preservation Commission
The Historic Preservation Commission advises the City Council on all matters related to historic preservation. The Commission reviews resources nominated for designation as either an historic landmark or district and makes recommendations to the City Council. The Commission reviews and makes decisions on any application for a landmark alternation certificate. The Commission advises and assists owners of historic properties on physical and financial aspects of preservation, renovation, rehabilitation, and reuse, including nomination to the local, state or National Register of Historic Places. The Commission develops and assists in public education programs, conducts surveys of historic sites, properties, or areas, and actively pursues financial assistance and incentive programs for preservation-related programs. The Commission administers the program for awarding zero-interest loans for the rehabilitation of historic structures, and reviews and makes recommendations to the City Council regarding amendments to the City of Loveland Historic Preservation Plan. There are eight commission seats.  Members shall have demonstrated interest, competence, or knowledge in historic preservation. The commission shall be comprised of both professionals and lay members and shall be selected, as much as possible, from the fields of history, architecture, landscape architecture, architectural history, prehistoric or historic archaeology, planning, or related disciplines such as the building trades, cultural geography, cultural anthropology, real estate, or law. One member of the commission shall be from the Loveland Historical Society. One member shall be a high school student residing within the city who shall be under the age of twenty-one at the time of appointment and whose term of office shall be for one year coinciding with the school year and the summer months immediately subsequent to such school year; provided that such member shall be excused from meeting attendance during school breaks. Three members of the commission shall be professionals or shall have extensive expertise in a preservation-related discipline including, but not limited to, history, architecture, planning, or archaeology. Recognizing that professionals may not be available, this requirement may be waived by the city council following a good faith effort to recruit such professionals. Other than as provided above, the term of office of each member shall be three years. Applications only accepted from members of the Loveland Historical Society until 5:00 p.m., Friday, August 18, 2017.

Loveland Housing Authority
The Loveland Housing Authority was created to address the problems of unsanitary and unsafe dwelling accommodations for persons of low income. The authority is an independent and self-governed body, which is addressing those needs by providing publicly owned housing and programs to assist low-income housing. Applications accepted until 5:00 p.m. Monday, August 14, 2017. Loveland Housing Authority contact: thoff@lovelandhousing.org

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.

Transportation Advisory Board
The Transportation Advisory Board advises City Council on matters pertaining to all modes of transportation. The Board reviews and recommends updates to the Transportation Master Plan, considers local and regional transportation matters, reviews and recommend changes to policies related to transportation, and examines the budget and capital improvements plan related to Engineering, Streets and Transit. The board also reviews and recommends changes to transportation and transit fee, rates and charges. The board may address other issues as assigned by City Council.

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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”.

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