Boards & Commissions

One Boards & Commissions of Telluride


There are many opportunities for citizen involvement in Town of Telluride decision making. Citizen volunteers sit on a variety of boards and commissions to help do the work of the Town and provide information and advice to staff, council, and other officials.

Current Board Openings


The Town of Telluride has the following current and upcoming vacancies on its Boards and Commissions.

Applications must be received by noon on Monday, May 22, 2017 for possible consideration at the next Town Council meeting, May 30, 2017.

Board of Adjustment and Appeals
Applicants must be qualified electors and residents of the Town of Telluride for at least six months preceding appointment date. Members of the building trades are encouraged to apply. This board only meets as needed.
  • Five regular seats for a one- or two-year term
  • Two alternate seats for a one- or two-year term
Community Assistance, Arts & Special Events (CCAASE)
Establishes the yearly special events calendar, considers applications for street closures and banners, recommends annual grant funding for arts and special events tot eh Town Council and develops networks to support and nurture festivals, performing arts, visual arts and special events.  Usually meets the first Wednesday of the month at noon.
  • One alternate seat for a two year term
Applicants must be qualified electors and residents of the Town of Telluride or San Miguel County (two seats only) for at least six months preceding appointment date. This commission usually meets the first Wednesday of the month, 4 - 6 pm.
  • One alternate seat for a one-year term
Election Commission
Applicants must be qualified electors and residents of the Town of Telluride. This commission only meets as needed.
  • One regular seat for a one- or two-year term
Historic and Architectural Review Commission 

Applicants must be qualified electors and residents of the Town of Telluride for at least one year preceding appointment date. Appointed members receive $150 / month stipend, pending additional requirements. This commission usually meets the third Wednesday of the month beginning at 6:00 pm. There will also be special meetings and/or retreats, as needed, throughout the calendar year.

  • One alternate seat for a one- or two-year term
Open Space Commission
Requires applicants be qualified electors and residents of the Town of Telluride for at least one year preceding appointment date. This commission usually meets the first Monday of the month, from 4 - 6 pm.
  • One regular seat for a one- or two-year term
Parks & Recreation Commission 
Requires applicants be qualified electors and residents of the Town of Telluride for at least 6 months preceding appointment date. It is the duty of the Parks and Recreation Commission to interpret the needs and desires of the community for recreation and parks services. Usually meets the third Wednesday of the month at noon. 
  • One regular seat for a two-year term
Planning & Zoning Commission
Applicants must be qualified electors and residents of the Town of Telluride for at least one year preceding appointment date. Appointed members receive $150 / month stipend, pending additional requirements. This commission usually meets the third or fourth Thursday of the month, from 6 - 9 pm. There will also be special meetings and/or retreats, as needed, throughout the calendar year.
  • One regular seat for a two-year term 
  • One alternate seat for a two-year term
Please note that Town Council may choose to appoint a sitting alternate to a regular seat vacancy. Should that occur, Council reserves the right to appoint any applicant to an alternate position.