Protect Boulder
Protect Boulder

Take back Boulder!

Boulder's failed leaders should do the honorable thing and resign from office. Since honor and integrity are not synonymous with Boulder's city and county leaders, it is time for Boulder voters to exercise their rights and get involved. And, as the national political stage has proven, change alone is not enough. We need to:

1. Stop the bleeding.

2. Vote 'em out. 

3. Get involved! 

Boulder's city and county leaders hide like cowards behind the confusing and highly inefficient web of 54 commissions and boards they have created. Worse still, they further shield themselves from the electorate by filling the dizzying layers of bureaucracy with appointments of their friends, donors and other self-motivated insiders.

Without strong, adult supervision from concerned citizens like you, Boulder's elite will continue to loot our city and jeopardize everything we have built over generations. Get involved!


Vote 'em out!

These are your upcoming opportunities:

County Commissioners

Elise Jones - 2016

Deb Gardner - 2016

Cindy Domenico -  2018
 

City Council 

Matt Applebaum - 2017
Mary Young - 2017
Jan Burton - 2017
Sam Weaver - 2017
Andrew Shoemaker - 2017

Suzanne Jones - 2019
Aaron Brockett - 2019
Lisa Morzel - 2019
Bob Yates - 2019
 


Get involved! 

Boulder City Boards and Commissions

Boulder County Boards and Commissions

Adult Protection Review TeamEnsures a broad range of community services and support for at-risk adults. Identifies gaps in service and support the development of needed resources, support and advice the adult protection unit staff.Second Thursday of the Month, 12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.Meeting location:Longmont Senior Center, 910 Longs Peak Ave

Contact Tonia Elliott

Aging Advisory CouncilHelps in the administration and planning of Older Americans Act programs; gathers information and ideas that could help to coordinate the delivery of senior services and respond effectively to the needs of older adults throughout Boulder County.First Friday of the month, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. No meetings in July and November.Meeting location:Varies

Contact Laura Mathews 

Benefits Advisory Board (BC Employees Only)Reviews health and dental plans and prepares recommendations to County Commissioners on benefit plan design changes. Members serve as a communication link to their respective offices/departments. **Boulder County employees only**Third Friday (March – October and January) 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. Meeting location: Caribou Room

Contact Anne Berg 

Board of AdjustmentHears appeals and grants variances by statutory authority to the Boulder County Land Use Code.First Wednesday of month at 4:00 p.m.Meeting location:Commissioners’ Hearing Room

Contact Kim Sanchez 

Board of HealthEstablishes policy for Boulder County Public Health and to oversee the broad functioning of the agency. Board also hires and supervises the Director of Public Health.Second Monday of each month, 5:30 p.m. Meeting location: Public Health Auditorium, 3450 Broadway, Boulder

Contact Tammy Golden 

Board of ReviewHears and decides, by statutory authority, technical appeals to the interpretation of the Uniform Building Code.Meets as needed.Meeting location:Commissioners' Office Hearing Room

Contact Kathy Acosta 

Citizen Review PanelReviews and makes recommendations concerning grievances of alleged inappropriate conduct by the Department of Housing and Human Services child welfare staff in the performance of their duties.Meets as neededMeeting location:Housing and Human Services Offices 3400 N. Broadway

Contact Diane Ludwig 

Community Action Programs Administering BoardOversees program development that provides opportunities for education, self-sufficiency and community involvement for disenfranchised and low-income people.Third Tuesday of the month at 6:00 p.m. Meeting location:Community Services Conference Room or as announced. 

Contact Eliberto Mendoza 

Community Corrections BoardScreens and approves state funding for halfway house placements in Boulder County; monitors community based alternatives to incarceration and act in an advisory capacity on relevent criminal justice issues.Second and fourth Tuesday of the month at 7:30 a.m.Meeting location:Justice Center; Community Justice Services Conference Room

Contact Brian Ball 

Core Services BoardConducts community needs assessment to develop alternatives to placing youth in foster care.Third Friday in Jan, Apr, Jul, Oct. at 8:30 a.m. Meeting location: Housing & Human Services office, 3400 N. Broadway, Boulder

Contact Cara Froelich 

Core Services BoardConducts community needs assessment to develop alternatives to placing youth in foster care.Third Friday in Jan, Apr, Jul, Oct. at 8:30 a.m. Meeting location: Housing & Human Services office, 3400 N. Broadway, Boulder

Contact Cara Froelich 

Cultural CouncilDevelops recommendations to the County Commissioners regarding the yearly distribution plan within Boulder County for the County's portion of the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District sales tax collected.Second Tuesday of the month (6:00 - 8:00 p.m.) Meeting location:Commissioners' Office - Dickey Lee Hullinghorst Room

Contact Cheryl Christensen 

Cultural Responsiveness and Inclusion Advisory Committee (BC Employees Only)The Cultural Responsiveness and Inclusion Advisory Committee will direct and provide oversight for implementation of the Cultural Responsiveness and Inclusion (CRI) Road Map.Meetings are once a month, from 10 a.m. to noon on the first Tuesday of every month.Meeting location:TBD

Contact Julia Yager

Eldorado Springs LID Advisory CommitteeActs as a communication link between the ratepayers and residents of ESLID I and II, the service providers who provide operations and administrative services to the Districts and the Board of Directors. Advises the County Commissioners on issues pertinent to the implementation of the public improvements serving the Districts.Second Thursday of each month, 6-8 p.m. Meeting location: Eldorado Springs Fire Hall

Contact Pete Salas 

Employee of the Month Advisory BoardSelects an employee from monthly nomination letters, who has gone above and beyond their job description and is worthy of being that month's Employee of the Month. *Boulder County employees only**Committee meets electronically.Meeting location:N/A

Contact Steffany Hiatt 

Extension Advisory CommitteePlans and reviews Extension activities and assists in legislative activities that support the Extension.Meets quarterly – on Wednesday (5:00 - 7:00 p.m.), but dates vary.Meeting location:Extension Office in the Natural Resources Building, Boulder County Fairgrounds, Longmont. 

Contact Roberta Johnston 

Fire Code Review CommitteeReviews fire codes proposed for adoption to the Boulder County Fire Protection Districts and makes recommendations to the County Commissioners.On request Meeting location:Commissioners' Hearing Room

Contact Kathy Acosta 

Food Systems Advisory CouncilPromotes a locally-based food and agricultural system that advances Boulder County's economic, environmental and social well-being, through research, education and public policy recommendations.Third Thursday of the month (6:30 - 8:30 p.m.) Meeting location: Boulder County Parks & Open Space Building, 5201 St. Vrain Rd., Longmont

Contact Adrian Card 

Foothills Regional Emergency Trauma Advisory CouncilMakes decisions concerning the provision of emergency medical services in a five county area, including Boulder County and coordinates those services in a crisis. The other counties are Clear Creek County, Gilpin County, Grand County and Jefferson County.Second Wednesday of every other month at 3:00 p.m.Meeting location:St. Anthony's Hospital, Lakewood

Contact Linda Underbrink 

Historic Preservation Advisory BoardDecides on designations of historic structures and sites; assists in the development of the historic survey; provides historic preservation education and assists county staff in determining the historic significance of structures older than 50 years for which a building permit has been applied.First Thursday of the month at 6:00 p.m. Meeting location:Commissioners' Hearing Room

Contact Denise Grimm 

Historic Preservation Advisory BoardDecides on designations of historic structures and sites; assists in the development of the historic survey; provides historic preservation education and assists county staff in determining the historic significance of structures older than 50 years for which a building permit has been applied.First Thursday of the month at 6:00 p.m. Meeting location:Commissioners' Hearing Room

Contact Denise Grimm 

Housing and Human Services Advisory CommitteeAdvises the Department of Housing and Human Services; serves as a vehicle for education and communication with community leaders, citizens and clients; and enables community leaders, DHHS volunteers, citizens and clients to make recommendations on improving the effectiveness of the Department.Last Tuesday of the month (3:30-5:00 p.m.) Meeting location: 2525 13th Street, 2nd Floor, Conference Room

Contact Chris Campbell 

Mosquito Control Advisory BoardFacilitates ongoing communication between residents of the Mosquito Control District and the County Commissioners; ensures citizen involvement in the management of the district’s operations.Third Tuesday of the month at 6:00 PM (February - October) Meeting location: Boulder County Public Health Building, 3450 Broadway, Boulder

Contact Marshall Lipps 

Nederland EcoPass Public Improvement District Advisory CommitteeServes as an independent committee to provide the County Commissioners with recommendations regarding administration of the Nederland EcoPass Public Improvement District (District). While the County Commissioners has the legal authority and responsibility to make decisions regarding the operation and finances of the District, the Committee members shall serve in an advisory capacity to the Board. The Committee will act as a communication link between the property owners and residents of the District and the County Commissioners. The Committee shall advise the Board and the Transportation Department on issues pertinent to the implementation of the public improvements serving the District.Meets quarterly. Specific date TBD.Meeting location:Carousel of Happiness Meeting Room, Nederland

Contact Jared Hall 

Niwot LID Advisory CommitteeServes as an independent board to provide the County Commissioners with recommendations for improvements to the Niwot Local Improvement District (LID). The committee will prioritize expenditures of the LID sales tax revenue for projects including but not limited to capital improvements, community events and promotion, transportation, and transit improvements. The committee will report back to the County Commissioners who serve as the Board for the Niwot LID.Frist Tuesday, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. Meeting location: Niwot Eagle Place Senior Center - Community Room, 6790 N. 79th St., Niwot

Contact Pete Salas 

Parks and Open Space Advisory CommitteeThe Parks and Open Space Advisory Committee (POSAC) reviews proposals and advises Boulder County Parks & Open Space staff, the County Commissioners, and the Boulder County Planning Commission on issues concerning county open space properties, including new land acquisitions and the management of existing properties.Fourth Thursday of the month at 6:30 p.m. Meeting location: Boulder County Courthouse, 1325 Pearl Street, Boulder 3rd floor, Commissioners’ Hearing Room

Contact Renata Frye 

Planning CommissionAdvises the County Commissioners on planning matters and has statutory responsibility to make, adopt and amend the Boulder County Comprehensive Plan. Reviews and acts on revisions and amendments to the Boulder Valley Comprehensive Plan as authorized under the four-body intergovernmental agreement between the City of Boulder and Boulder County.Third Wednesday of the month at 1:30 p.m.; reconvenes at 7:00 p.m. (if needed) Meeting location:Commissioners' Hearing Room

Contact Kim Sanchez 

Resource Conservation Advisory BoardAdvises the County Commissioners on major waste diversion policies and strategies. At the direction of the Commissioners, helps develop policy and action recommendations for long range county-wide solid waste management plan.Fourth Wednesday of the month at 4:45 p.m. Meeting location: Recycle Center, 1901 63rd Street, Boulder

Contact Leigh Cushing 

SCFD BoardReviews and oversees distribution of SCFD funds. SCFD board members represent different segments of society, including business, education, government, and foundation management. Boulder County makes 1 appointment to this board.Fourth Thursday of each month at 1:00pm Meeting location: Varies

Contact Cheryl Christensen 

Technology Resource Advisory CommitteeOversees the implementation of the Strategic Technology Plan and develops and recommends technology-related policy and priority recommendations to the County Commissioners. **County employees only**First Monday of the month, 11:00amMeeting location:BOCC Small Conference Room

Contact Jana Petersen 

Ten Year Plan to End Homelessness Advisory BoardProvides advice and recommendations to Boulder, Lafayette, Longmont, Boulder County, and the Consortium of Cities regarding establishment of long-term priorities, annual work implementation plans, and metrics and measurement processes to enable the goals of the Ten Year Plan to End Homelessness within Boulder County. Such advice and recommendations include obtaining service provider, faith community, client/consumer, and business community input regarding the establishment of such priorities, plans, and processes.Second Friday of each month 9-11:00am Meeting location: Meeting location varies. 

Contact Robin Bohannan 

Workforce Development BoardResponsible for identifying regional workforce development needs and creating a comprehensive strategy for meeting them, while taking into account the region's economic development priorities.Second Friday of the month (7:30 - 9:00 a.m.) Meeting location: Varies

Contact Deb Beaton