The Town of Vail is seeking community members to fill vacancies on three citizen boards. Openings exist on the Planning and Environmental Commission (PEC), Design Review Board (DRB) and Art in Public Places Board (AIPP). Applications for the PEC and DRB vacancies are due to the town by 5 p.m. Monday, Feb. 22, while vacancies for the AIPP openings are due at 5 p.m. Friday, March 4. The Vail Town Council will conduct interviews for the PEC and DRB applicants during its work session on March 1, with appointments to follow at its evening meeting. Interviews for the AIPP openings will take place on March 15 with appointments later in the evening.
The terms become effective April 1 and expire March 31, 2018 for all three boards. Send letters of interest and experience to: Vail Town Council, Attn. Patty McKenny, Town Clerk, 75 S. Frontage Rd., Vail, CO 81657 by mail or in person, or e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
or fax to 970-479-2157. A description of each of the boards is as follows:
Planning and Environmental Commission (PEC)
Four vacancies exist on the PEC for terms of two years each. Applicants must be residents and registered voters in the Town of Vail. The PEC meets on the second and fourth Mondays of each month at 1 p.m. in the Vail Municipal Building. This seven-member volunteer board is responsible for the review and determination of requests for variances and conditional use permits, major exterior alterations in the core commercial areas, and recommendations to the Town Council on special development districts, legislation, subdivisions, rezonings, various Town of Vail proposed plans and other community matters. The PEC also reviews and comments on environmental impact reports, programs and studies of environmental issues for the town.
Design Review Board (DRB)
There are three vacancies on the DRB for terms of two years each. Applicants must be residents in the Town of Vail. The five-member DRB meets the first and third Wednesdays of each month at 1 p.m. in the Vail Municipal Building. This volunteer board is responsible for reviewing the design of new structures, remodels, sign requests, landscaping plans and other architectural and aesthetic matters.
Art in Public Places (AIPP) Board
There are six vacancies on the AIPP Board for terms of two years each. To qualify, applicants must either be a resident of the Town of Vail or own property within the town for a minimum of one year prior to the appointment. The AIPP board meets on the first Monday of each month from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. in the Vail Municipal Building. In addition, board members are expected to attend and participate in AIPP sponsored events and programs throughout the year. The AIPP board is made up of members who have demonstrated expertise in architecture, art criticism, art education, art history, fine arts, graphic arts, interior design, landscape architecture, town planning/community development or other art/design related backgrounds not specifically mentioned, or who have demonstrated a strong interest in the visual arts and/or civic improvement. The volunteer board oversees the Town of Vail’s Art in Public Places Program and is responsible for implementation of the AIPP policies and selection procedures, acquiring public art by purchase, donation or other means for Vail's permanent Art in Public Places collection, overseeing the maintenance and preservation of art works displayed in public areas, assisting the AIPP coordinator in obtaining grants and donations to fund public art projects, promoting public art through a public education program that will further community appreciation and understanding of the visual arts, publicizing AIPP projects, evaluating the AIPP program annually, selecting artwork and visual arts events for temporary display, encouraging support for and inclusion of public art projects in private sector development and setting program goals on a five-year basis. Interested persons are strongly encouraged to attend an AIPP board meeting prior to Town Council interviews.
Contact Town Clerk Patty McKenny at 970-479-2136 for more information on submittal requirements. For additional information on the PEC or DRB, contact Chris Neubecker, planning manager, at 970-479-2148. For information on AIPP, contact Molly Eppard, AIPP coordinator, at 970-479-2344.