Volunteer

SERVING ON A BOARD OR COMMISSION

There are numerous volunteer boards and commissions that community members can be involved in to make a difference in Routt County. View the board descriptions by clicking on the links to the left, to see which one suits you best. Some boards require a good deal of time commitment and others meet infrequently. Most positions will require completion of the Boards and Commissions Application to apply. Please read the board description to verify if there is a different preferred application method or form.

If you have additional questions, feel free to contact the Commissioners' Staff Assistant at (970) 879-0108.

CURRENT BOARD VACANCIES AND EXPIRING TERMS:



Yampa Valley Housing Authority Board of Directors:
Four Board Openings
The YVHA Board of Directors govern and control all YVHA business affairs, activities, and property. To learn more about YVHA click here. To be considered for a YVHA Board position please fill out the YVHA Board Application and return to jparent@co.routt.co.us by November 23rd.

Board of Adjustment:
Primary Two, Primary Three, Primary Four, Primary Five, Alternate One, Alternate Two
The Board of Adjustment performs all functions, powers, and duties as defined by the Routt County Zoning Resolution including hearing and deciding requests for variances from strict application of various zoning regulations. Please fill out the Boards and Commissions Application and email the Planning Director, Kristy Winser, a current resume and a letter of intent.

Cemetery Boards:

Board openings in South Routt, Steamboat Springs, Oak Creek, & Hayden
Board members must be residents of the region to which they are applying. To apply, please fill out the Boards and Commissions Application.

Extension Advisory Committee:
Four Board Opportunities
This committee helps identify local needs as they relate to broader issues identified by state or national advisory groups and the CSU Extension staff. Committee members provide suggestions in determining program priorities for the County and serve as a support base for CSU Extension programs and staff. To learn more about the CSU Extension Office, click here. To be considered for a Board position please fill out the Boards and Commissions Application.

Fair Advisory Board:
One immediate vacancy for District 3 (1yr term)
The Routt County Fair Advisory Board (FAB) plans and produces the annual Routt County Fair and advises the Board of County Commissioners on matters related to the Routt County Fairgrounds. The Board is comprised of nine volunteer members. All volunteers must reside in Routt County, one member from each Road district and six at-large members. Members serve three-year terms and may serve successive terms without limitation. The Colorado State University Extension program Agents and the Routt County FFA Chapter Advisor are non-voting ex-officio members. For more information, please visit the Fair Advisory WebsiteTo apply please fill out the Boards and Commissions Application or the Fair Advisory Board Application.


Historic Preservation Board:
Three openings
The Routt County Historic Preservation Board was established in 1993 as an advisory board to the Routt County Board of County Commissioners. The Board's function is to review applications and to make recommendations for approval of buildings and sites to the local Routt County Register of Historic Properties. For more information about the Historic Preservation Board click here. To apply please fill out the Boards and Commissions Application.

Human Services Civil Review Panel:
No open positions
Board members provide a forum for grievances concerning conduct of Social Services personnel in performing their child welfare duties. The appointees must be residents of Routt County and should have personal or professional knowledge and experience with children. This panel requires at least one member that is a parent to a minor child. To apply please fill out the Boards and Commissions Application.

Library Districts

West Routt Library District:
District 2 opening
The West Routt Library District Board of Trustees meets on the second Tuesday of each month at 6:30 PM at the Hayden Library.  For further information, please contact the Library at (970) 276-3777 or visit the Hayden Library website. To be considered for the Board please fill out the Boards and Commissions Application.

South Routt Library District:
Secretary
For further information please visit the South Routt Libraries website. To be considered please fill out the Boards and Commissions Application.

East Routt Library District:
No open positions
For further information please visit the Bud Werner Memorial Library websiteTo apply please fill out the Boards and Commissions Application.

Museum and Heritage Fund Advisory Board:
Steamboat Springs Fund District, Town of Yampa fund District
At Large - District II, At Large - District III

The Museum and Heritage Fund Advisory Board members make recommendations to the Board of County Commissioners regarding the Museum Entities' yearly budgets and the Capacity Building Grant applications. To learn more about the MAHFAB Board click here . To apply please fill out the Boards and Commissions Application.

Noxious Weed Advisory Board: 
District II opening
The Noxious Weed Advisory Board was originally established in 1996 to be in compliance with the Noxious Weed Act. The board meets quarterly and advises the Board of County Commissioners regarding noxious weed management and provides recommendations as needed. Visit the Noxious Weed Advisory Board Page for more information. If interested in a Board position please fill out the Boards and Commissions Application.


Planning Commission:
District IV, Steamboat Springs District, Town of Oak Creek District, Town of Yampa District, At Large, Alternate I, Alternate II
Commissioners participate in land use decisions, policy planning, and make decisions on development proposals in Routt County. Meetings are held the first and third Thursday of every month. Please fill out the Boards and Commissions Application and email the Planning Director, Kristy Winser, attaching to that email a current resume and letter of intent.

Purchase of Development Rights (PDR) Advisory Board:
One District I and two District III opportunities
The duty of the PDR Advisory Board is to make funding recommendations to the County Commissioners to purchase voluntarily offered development rights of ranch and agricultural lands and natural areas within Routt County. To learn more about the PDR program click here. Board members must be Routt County residents and reside in the district for which they would represent. The Board should have equitable representation from agriculture, conservation, and business. If you are interested in applying for a Board position please fill out the Boards and Commissions Application.

Yampa Valley Airport Commission:
No open positions 
The YVAC mission is to maximize revenue and customer service at the Yampa Valley Regional Airport and the Steamboat Springs Airport while ensuring safety and value to the community. For more information, please visit the YVAC websiteTo apply please fill out the Boards and Commissions Application.