Jan 5, 2011 4:14 PM by Greg Boyce

Volunteers needed in government

The City of Colorado Springs and El Paso County are asking for volunteers to serve on various boards and commissions.

Colorado Springs:

Liquor and Beer Licensing Board

The City is looking for one volunteer to serve on the Liquor and Beer Licensing Board. The Board conducts public hearings on all alcohol beverage license applications, transfers, change of location and modifications, alterations or expansion of the licensed premises, renewals, suspension and/or revocation hearings, including hearings to temporarily or summarily suspend an alcohol beverage license, and any other applications permitted by state law or local ordinance. Board members must be knowledgeable of City and State Liquor laws, and have ample time to review agenda and attend meetings. The board meets the first and third Friday of each month at 9 a.m. for approximately four hours or more. Occasional additional work sessions may be called.

Citizens Transportation Advisory Board (CTAB)

The City of Colorado Springs is seeking volunteers to represent City Council Districts two and four on the Citizens Transportation Advisory Board (CTAB). Collectively, the Board advises the City Council and City Manager on matters relating to the City's multi-modal transportation system, such as: trails, bicycling and pedestrian issues; neighborhood issues; trucking and freight movement issues; public transit issues; business issues; and land development and construction issues. CTAB meetings take place the first Tuesday of each month from 2 - 4 p.m. Volunteers must live within District two or four and should have an expertise and/or interest in transportation and transportation-related concerns. (A Council District map can be found on SpringsGov.com by typing "Council District Map" in the search field, or by clicking this link: http://www.springsgov.com/Page.aspx?NavID=1197.)

Send letters of interest and resumes by Friday, January 14, 2011 to mdevine@springsgov.com or mail to City Council; Attention Marti Devine Sletta; P.O. Box 1575; Colorado Springs, CO 80901.

El Paso County

Community Corrections Board

The Community Corrections Board advises the Board of County Commissioners on community-based and community-oriented programs that provide supervision of offenders being diverted from prison and those transitioning back into the community after prison. It is comprised of representatives from the following entities: District Attorney, Sheriff, Chief Probation Officer, Manager of Parole Operations, Deputy State Public Defender, District Court Judge, Police Office, Teller County, the mental health field, and six citizen-at-large representatives. Members serve indefinite terms except for the citizen-at-large representatives, who are appointed for three-year terms. Applications for the open position are due by February 4, 2011.

The volunteer application is located at www.elpasoco.com and can be accessed by clicking on the "Volunteer Boards" link. Applicants are asked to reference the board and position they want to represent and include a mailing address and daytime phone number. Send completed applications and letters of interest and/or résumés to:

Board of County Commissioners

Attn: Frances St. Germain, County Administration Manager

27 E. Vermijo Avenue

Colorado Springs, CO 80903-2208

Applications may also be faxed to: 719-520-6397 or emailed to: webmaster@elpasoco.com. For further information call 719-520-6436.




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