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, January 29, 2018 for possible consideration at the next Town Council meeting, February 06, 2018.

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
Commission for Community Assistance, Arts and 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 to the Town Council and develops networks to support and nurture festivals, performing arts, visual arts and special events. Usually meets the firstWednesday of the month at noon.
  • One alternate seat for a two year term (County)
  • One regular seat for a two year term (Recommended by R-1 School District administration)
Ecology Commission

Addresses issues of ecological concern through a Town Council approved work plan providing Council with recommendations and updates as necessary. Usually meets the first Wednesday of the month from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm.

  • One regular seat for a two year term
Applicants must be qualified electors and residents of the Town of Telluride. This commission only meets as needed.
  • Two regular seats for two-year terms
Ethics Commission
The Ethics Commission has the authority to issue advisory opinions, provide interpretations of the ethics code, investigate violations of the ethics code and recommend to Town council the imposition of sanctions, remedies and/or criminal enforcement of civil action regarding violations.
  • One regular seat for a 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.
  • Two regular seats for two year terms
Parks and Recreation Commission
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 (Town)
  • One alternate seat for a two year term (County)
Telluride Regional Airport Authority
TRAA's Board of Commissioners is comprised of nine voting members, representing the county and municipalities which combined to create the Telluride Regional Airport Authority. 
  • One regular 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.