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Community Corrections Board 

The El Paso County Board of Commissioners is seeking community-minded citizen volunteers to serve on the El Paso County Community Corrections Board. Applications for the open position are due by December 15, 2017.   

The Community Corrections Board determines which offenders can safely be placed in the community, who can operate a community corrections program under what conditions an offender can participate in a program, and the standards by which a service provider can operate a facility.  The board also monitors programs in the Fourth Judicial District, oversees compliance with state and local standards, recommends contracts and reception of grants and advises the El Paso County Board of Commissioners on work release and other community corrections matters in the Fourth Judicial District.

The Corrections Board is comprised of the following members:  District Attorney, Sheriff, Chief Probation Officer, Manager of Parole Operations, Deputy State Public Defender, District Court Judge, El Paso County Court representative, Police Office representative, Teller County representative, a mental health representative, and six citizen-at-large representatives.  All representatives serve for indefinite terms, except the citizen-at-large positions, which are appointed for three-year terms and are limited to serving two consecutive terms.  The board meets on the second Wednesday of the month at noon, at the Regional Development Center, 2880 International Circle, Meeting Room AB, Colorado Springs, Colorado.

The Corrections Board is seeking two Citizen at Large Members. 

 

Highway Advisory Commission

The El Paso County Board of Commissioners is seeking community-minded citizen volunteers to serve on the El Paso County Highway Advisory Commission. Applications for the open position in District 3 are being accepted.      

Purpose: The Highway Advisory Commission reviews and comments on issues relating to the management and operation of the Transportation Division and makes recommendations to the Board of County Commissioners. Highway Advisory Commissioners must demonstrate an active interest in the goals and objectives of the Transportation Division, and be willing to work with other members to achieve the goals and objectives and help resolve problems.

Meetings: Commission meetings are held on the third Wednesday of the month at 9 a.m. at 2880 International Circle, Colorado Springs, CO.

Members and Length of Terms: The commission consists of nine members who are appointed by the Board of County Commissioners for three-year terms. Five members represent each of the county commissioner districts, with the remaining members representing the county at-large. Terms are limited to two full consecutive terms.

 

 

Pioneer Village Roads Public Improvement District (PID) Advisory Committee

The El Paso County Board of Commissioners is seeking community-minded citizen volunteers to serve on the El Paso County Pioneer Village Roads Public Improvement District (PID) Advisory Committee. Applications for the open position are due by November 6, 2017.      

Purpose: In conjunction with the establishment of the El Paso County Pioneer Village Roads Public Improvement District, the Board of County Commissioners also created the El Paso County Pioneer Village Roads Public Improvement District Advisory Committee. The purpose of the Advisory Committee is to make recommendations to the Board of County Commissioners regarding the public improvements to be funded each year, the awarding of contracts, and the need to seek an increase of the maximum mill levy for the PID.

Meetings: Meetings are held on the second Monday of each month at 3:30 p.m. at Centennial Hall, 200 South Cascade Ave., Colorado Springs, CO.

Members and Length of Terms: The Advisory Committee consists of five members. Three of the members serve initial terms of two years, and two of the members serve initial terms of three years. All terms other than the initial terms set forth will be for a period of three years. Terms are limited to two full consecutive terms. 

Applications are being accepted for 2 new member.

 

 

Citizen Outreach Group

The El Paso County Board of Commissioners is seeking community-minded citizen volunteers to serve on the El Paso County Citizen Outreach Group (COG). Applications for the open positions are due by November 6, 2017.

Purpose: The Citizen Outreach Group (COG) serves as a committee to review and assess the progress of the County Strategic Plan, the County’s Five Year Financial Roadmap and the activity of the Public Safety tax, in an effort to provide the Board of County Commissioners (BoCC) and County Administration with updates and recommendations. The COG, in its capacity, shall support the County’s efforts in hosting the County Citizens College, the County Fair and other related events, in order to encourage and enhance transparency and collaboration between citizens and County government.

Meetings: Meetings will be held on the dates listed on the 2017 Proposed Meeting Schedule & Agenda. Meetings are held at 9:30 a.m. at Centennial Hall, 200 S. Cascade Ave, Colorado Springs, CO.

Members and Length of Terms: There are 11 members on the Citizen Outreach Group; one from each of the county’s five commissioner districts, and six at-large representatives. They serve three-year terms, with terms limited to two consecutive terms.

Applications are being accepted for 1 member to represent District 3. You must live in District 3.