- Boards & Commissions
Boards & Commissions
Volunteer for a City of Aspen Board or Commission - Apply here
Volunteer for the Aspen/Pitkin County Housing Authority (APCHA) - Apply here
City Council typically conducts board interviews in January and June. If you are interested in applying for a board or commission please fill out the online application. The Clerk’s office will keep it on file until there is an opening.
ARC Advisory Committee
Aspen Animal Shelter Board
The Aspen Animal Shelter also serves as the headquarters for the nonprofit, Friends of the Aspen Animal Shelter (FAAS). By educating the public and handing out free spay/neuter certificates for local pets, we like to say that the Aspen Animal Shelter and FAAS are Spaying it Forward!
Board of Adjustment
The Board of Adjustment consists of a five member volunteer board of city residents that are appointed by City Council, each to a four year term.
Board of Appeals
Commercial Core & Lodging Commission
To promote vitality and success of Aspen's downtown core for business owners, locals and visitors. To act as liaison between City Council, City Staff, business owners and managers.
The Grants Steering Committee is responsible for working with city staff to make grants policy and funding recommendations for the consideration of City Council. The grants steering committee is also responsible for appointing members to the various grant review committees responsible for assessing grants applications.
Historic Preservation Commission
The Historic Preservation Commission makes recommendations to City Council on the historic designation of districts and individual properties.
The APCHA Board of Directors acts as workforce housing advocates by representing the views and perspectives of the larger communities of the City and County and translating those views and perspectives into concrete recommendations to the City and County.
Kids First Advisory Board
See information about the Kids First Advisory Board.
Local Licensing Authority
It is the responsibility of the Liquor License Authority to grant or refuse licenses, to conduct investigations as are required by law and to levy penalties against licensees.
Next Generation Advisory
The Next Generation Advisory Commission was created by Aspen City Council to advance the policy interest of the 18 to 40 year-old demographic who live or work in Aspen.
Open Space Board
The Open Space and Trail Board makes recommendations to City Council and Staff on the acquisition and management of open space.
Planning & Zoning Commission
The Planning & Zoning Commission studies long-range planning matters, including the Aspen Area Community Plan, and makes recommendations to City Council.
The sister city program includes, but is not limited to: Promoting and fostering cultural, linguistic, academic, and professional connections and friendships.
Generally, the Wheeler Advisory Board is empowered to advise the City of Aspen with the planning and policy related to the daily and long-term operations of the Wheeler Opera House.