City of Fort Collins Engage

Welcome to Engage!  Engage helps you manage your involvement, either as a participant or volunteer, sponsored by the FC Volunteer Program. Browse the calendar, edit your profile, and get involved!


About Boards and Commissions:

  • Boards and commissions are the same. Each is established, specifies duties, and functions individually as quasi-judicial groups. Their main purpose: to give citizens a voice in the decisions that their local government makes.
  • Boards/commissions review, discuss, and advise City Council regarding any case-by-case policy or program pertaining to their specific areas of expertise.
    • Read the BC Manual for more information about the work that these groups do for our City.
    • The City Council comprises six elected district representatives who serve as the community's legislative body.  
    • City Council Agendas and Related Items are accessible through the public archive.


Joining a Board or Commission:

  • New Member Recruitment occurs annually on September 1st. Applications are only available during recruitment.
    • Subscribe to Volunteer Services newsletter to receive email notifications when the recruitment begins. (Follow link > click "Newsletters" and enter your email.)
  • Position Requirements
    • Must live within the Fort Collins Growth Management Area (GMA)
    • Can apply to two separate Boards or Commissions, but only appointed by one.
    • If appointed, must attend meetings to fulfil quorum for valid proceedings.
    • Can apply several years in a row -- don't be discouraged!


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