Mayor George Seeking Applicants for Board & Commissions | The City of Lakewood, Ohio

Mayor George Seeking Applicants for Board & Commissions

December 16, 2021

The City of Lakewood is seeking volunteers ready to engage with the community and advise their local government. Opportunities on the following Boards and Commissions are available:

The Anti-Racism Task Force  meets twice a month and was created to advise and work with the administration to ensure the value of anti-racism is foundational and unambiguously expressed in all city objectives, such as, safety, housing, education and culture, and community wellness.

The Audit Committee meets on a quarterly basis with the City’s Finance Director and Council’s Finance Committee to provide independent review and oversight of the City’s financial processes. Members should be capable of reviewing financial statements and reports and serve as an independent forum to report fraud to the Auditor. Appointees may serve up to two two-year terms.

TheBoard of Building Standards (BBS) / Architectural Board of Review (ABR) / Sign Review Board meets twice a month and considers architectural proposals for commercial and residential properties, reviews applications for variances to the city’s Building Code, and reviews all sign proposals.

Lakewood’s Citizens Advisory Committee is charged with making recommendations to Lakewood City Council regarding the annual allocation of Community Development Block Grant (CBDG) and Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) funds the city receives from HUD and the Cuyahoga County Housing Consortium. The Committee reviews and prioritizes funding requests by city departments and Lakewood-based not-for-profit groups to ensure proposed activities effectively address community development needs. Mayoral appointees serve may serve up to two two-year terms.

The Lakewood Community Relations Advisory Commission meets monthly, with members serving three-year terms. Established in 2005, the commission advises and makes recommendations to city officials, departments, boards, and commissions on matters relating to Community Relations within the City of Lakewood, in an effort to advance respect for diversity, bonds of mutuality, and equity.

The Planning Commission meets monthly to review requests for lot consolidations, lot splits, major and minor subdivisions, determination of similar and conditional use. Members are appointed to a five-year term.

The Tree Advisory and Education Board meets monthly and is charged with collaborating with City officials regarding its urban tree policies and practices, promoting the City’s tree programs and educating residents regarding responsible tree stewardship and the benefits of tree planting on private property.

Additional information about these boards and commissions are located in the Lakewood Codified Ordinances, the Third Amended Charter of the City of Lakewood, and on the City’s website by clicking here.

Applicants are asked to email and submit an application and a résumé for consideration to by Thursday, December 23, 2021. Any questions regarding the positions, deadlines, requirements, etc., can also be directed to the email listed above.

Click here for an application to apply.