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Boards & Commissions
City Boards, Commissions & Committees
The City of Durango has many boards and commissions, each with specific responsibilities as detailed in the City Charter, the City of Durango Code of Ordinances, or the enacting resolution. Each board and commission makes recommendations to the City Council and city staff on matters related to its area of responsibility.

Individuals and groups may present issues to any of the advisory boards or commissions, as each provides opportunities for public comment at its meetings.

Becoming a member of a board or commission is an excellent way to become active in the decision-making process of city government and offers citizens an opportunity to provide expertise in areas of individual interest. All positions are voluntary and vary in length of terms and time commitments.

Eligibility
Generally, applicants must reside within the Durango City limits. Six boards have exceptions:

An individual's eligibility for any city board or commission may vary depending on the vacancy available at the time. Term expirations occur each January 31st for most boards/commissions and interviews are usually scheduled for late January or early February of each year.

If interested in a board, please submit your application at the first of the year to be considered for an interview by City Council. Occasionally, there will be a vacancy that occurs during the year that the City will put an ad in the paper looking for volunteers if someone moved or had to resign.

Applying
Applications may be obtained online, from the City Manager's Office at 949 East 2nd Avenue, or by calling (970) 375-5005. Submit your application by the advertised deadline. You will be contacted regarding a time to interview with the members of City Council.

Additional Information
For information regarding the appointment process of boards and commissions you may contact the the City Manager's Office at (970) 375-5005, send an email, or send a letter to:
949 E. 2nd Ave.
Durango, CO 81301