Join the Planning Commission

Current Vacancies

  1. The Planning Commission is now seeking candidates interested in serving on the Commission. To apply, read the position information on this page, and submit your application, resume, and a letter of interest addressed to the Mayor and City Council. Selected applicants will be contacted to schedule an interview.

    • Deadline:  Ongoing
    • Apply online now (resume/letter will need to be in PDF format to upload)


The Planning Commission makes recommendations to the City Council on land use issues such as rezoning, subdivisions, planned unit developments, special use reviews, and site and architectural plan reviews.


  • The seven members serve four-year terms.
  • Meetings are held on the second and fourth Wednesday of the month at 6 pm in the Council Chambers, 1290 S Public Road.  

Desired Qualifications & Interests

There are no minimum skills and abilities that an applicant must have to be appointed as a Planning Commissioner, however, there are skills and abilities that make a quality Planning Commissioner. Please review the full job description for this list.

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  1. Requirements & Duties

    • Resident of Lafayette for at least 12 months (prior to appointment)
    • Registered voter
    • Attend scheduled meetings
    • May be required to attend other meetings or volunteer at special events to promote work of the committee.
  1. About the Process

    The City of Lafayette posts candidate applications (with personal information redacted) online for open positions and candidates currently being considered.  Full applications and supplemental documents (such as resumes) are available from the City Clerk according to the Colorado Open Records Act.

    View redacted applications for positions (as available)