Board Openings

Current Openings
The Town is currently accepting applications for the following boards:

  1. Parks, Open Space and Trails Committee (POST)
  2. Board of Zoning Adjustment (BOZA)
  3. Basalt Affordable Housing Commission (BACH)
  4. Basalt Public Arts Commission (BPAC)

Applications will be accepted until positions are filled or a deadline is added to this site.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact Planning Director Susan Philp via email or 970-279-4397.

To apply - please send an email. Include your name, address, why you are interested in the position and what you think you can add to the mission of the board. Please attach a resume if you have one. If you live in Town, please note how long you have lived in the Town.

Additional Information on each of the Town Boards is provided below.
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I. Parks, Open Space and Trails (POST) Overview: The POST Committee makes recommendations to the Basalt Town Council for the planning of parks, trails and open space. The POST Committee adopted a master plan in 2013 which can be found on the Planning Department's page on the Town's website. POST also adopted a sign program for the Town's parks which has been adopted by the Town Council. POST hired a consultant to prepare a master plan for Midland Park. Phase I of Midland Park along with a significant portion of the park improvements adjacent to Old Pond Park have been completed as part of the Town's Our Town Planning effort.

At the present time a significant portion of POST's time is being spent on competing the plans for the River Park. Other projects include working on the Arbaney Park Plans, the Two River's Road Plan, the River Recreation Plan, trail and sidewalk connections between the schools and the community, and other smaller projects.

Meetings - POST currently meets the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays at 4 p.m.

Eligibility - must live in Town

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II. Board of Zoning Adjustment (BOZA) Overview: The BOZA holds public hearings to consider variances from the zoning code. Examples of variances include a request for an increase in height over what the zoning regulations would permit or a reduced side yard setback. The BOZA approves variances after recommendations for the P&Z.

There is no regular schedule and BOZA meets in evenings or late afternoons when necessary. There are 7 members on BOZA (the P&Z and Town Council have positions on the BOZA board.

Eligibility - must live in Town and be a registered voter.

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III. Basalt Affordable Community Housing (BACH) Overview: Since 2010 BACH has met with Town staff, community leaders, financial and state activists in the affordable housing realm in an effort to address how best Basalt can participate in creating and providing affordable community housing.

To date BACH has participated in the following:
- Habitat for Humanity - Town of Basalt partnership for the Homestead Drive home
- EPS Study to update housing needs and housing inventory
- Identify properties with the Urban Growth Boundary for AH projects
- Worked with Staff to develop Community Housing Credit Program, incorporated into the Code
- Recommendations for incentives to build AH housing, incorporated into the Code
- Recommendations for AH Code amendments, bringing the Town AH requirements into alighnment with Eagle County requirements
- Created Livability Standards for incorporation into the Community Housing Guidelines

In addition BACH acts as a referral committee on AH projects before the Town, including RealAmerica, Willits Town Center, and Lowe's Pan and Fork project, and provides support for AH projects seeking public and private funding.

Meetings - BACH meets the 2nd and 4th Thursdays at 4 p.m. 

Eligibility - 7 members. 1 member should be a member of the Hispanic community; up to 2 members may be non-resident members as long as they work within the Town limits as part of the business/finance community or RE-1 School District.

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IV. Basalt Public Arts Commission (BPAC) Overview: The greatest qualification for being a member of the Basalt Public Art Commission (BPAC) is a love and commitment that arts and culture are vital to the civic life of Basalt, nourishing our community and world. Commission activities are largely advisory in nature, including research, presenting information, and planning new public arts events in Basalt. We have established the Commission from the ground up, educating ourselves along the way at the service of the Basalt Town Council. Meetings are once monthly on the first Thursdays of the month from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. We are looking for both Basalt residents and nonresident community members. People with varied cultural backgrounds are encouraged to apply. The time commitment is 4 to 8 hours a month. Visit our website at www.basaltpac.org for updated info.

Our current Commission includes art administrators, a grant writer, a creative writer, one public artist, and two architects. We are looking to balance the Commission to include members with experience making and/or administering public art or performing art events, installing art, engineering, budgeting, and funding our upcoming projects. Patrons and art collectors are welcome to share their knowledge and resources in making Basalt a dynamically creative destination.

Let us know a little about you, in one sentence or a list, please:

Name and contact info:

  • Where physically do you live?- Where do you work and what is your profession
  • How are you involved with public art now?
  • What skills can you bring to help us out on this Commission?

Please send responses to Watkins Fulk-Gray via email.

El requisito principal para ser miembro de la Comisión de Artes Públicos de Basalt, o BPAC (por sus siglas en inglés), es el amor y la determinación de que las artes y la cultura son vitales en la vida cívica de Basalt, alimentando de esta manera a nuestra comunidad y al mundo. Las actividades de la comisión BPAC son asesorías la mayor parte, e incluyen: la investigación, el reporte de información, y la planificación de nuevos eventos de arte público en Basalt. Hemos establecido la comisión desde cero, educándonos paso a paso en servicio al ayuntamiento de Basalt. Las reuniones son mensuales, los primeros jueves de cada mes desde las 6 p.m. a las 9 p.m., y se llevan a cabo en inglés. Buscamos a miembros residentes de Basalt y residentes de afuera con conección a Basalt. En particular se busca gente de origen diverso para que se vuelvan miembros. Se requiere un compromiso de 4 a 8 horas mensual. Visita nuestro sitio www.basaltpac.org para obtener información actualizada.

La Comisión actualmente consiste en administradores de arte, un escritor de becas, un escritor creativo, una artista de arte público, y dos arquitectas. Queremos balancear la comisión e incluir personas con experiencia en la producción o administración de arte público o de representación, la instalación de arte; ingeniería; presupuestos; y la captación de fondos para nuestros eventos. Los patrocinadores y colectores de arte son bienvenidos compartir sus conocimientos y recursos para hacer Basalt un destino dinámico y creativo.

Déjanos conocerte, en una oración o una lista de respuestas, por favor:

  • Nombre y información de contacto.
  • ¿Dónde vives físicamente?
  • ¿Dónde trabajas y que es tu profesión?
  • ¿Cómo te involucras en el arte público ahora?
  • ¿Qué habilidades llevas contigo para ayudarnos en la BPAC?

Por favor entrega tus respuestas a Watkins Fulk-Gray.