Other Boards and Commissions

Clear Creek County relies on several official boards and commissions to assist in leading on various topics. These boards and commissions are voluntary and made up of citizens. Each has their own bylaws and responsibilities. For information on how to apply or get involved with one of the below boards/commissions, click here.

Board of Adjustment

The Board of Adjustment (BOA) reviews and considers requests for variances from the application of the Clear Creek County Zoning Regulations.  Applicants must prove a hardship or a practical difficulty to the BOA with an explanation as to why their proposed construction cannot be done within the requirements of the Zoning Regulations. The BOA is also authorized to hear appeals from determinations or requirements in the enforcement of the Zoning Regulations.  For more information on their meetings and how to apply or ask questions, click here.

Planning Commission

The Planning Commission recommends decisions on land use cases to the Board of County Commissioners and certifies recommendations on Zoning Regulations and maps. The Planning Commission's mandate is to advise the Board of County Commissioners on the best land use of Clear Creek County's lands for the benefit of the County's inhabitants. This includes indigenous wildlife, wildfire mitigation, and geologic hazards. The Planning Commission considers historical use of land, current use, and best possible use in all its land use decisions and recommendations to the Board of County Commissioners. For more information on their meetings or how to apply or ask questions, click here.

Open Space Commission

The mission of the Clear Creek County Open Space Commission (OSC) is to preserve and maintain the County's unique character and natural environment by protecting our streams, woodlands, meadows, wildlife habitat, recreational opportunities, prominent vistas, geological features, and cultural resources to enhance quality of life for residents and the enjoyment of the out-of-doors for residents and visitors. The OSC meets monthly to review progress on projects, address budget concerns, consider property purchases or other questions in support of the mission.  For more information on their meetings or how to apply or ask questions, click here.

Historic District Public Lands Commission

The Historic District Public Lands Commission (HDPLC)  is a planning forum mandated by public law for the agencies who manage lands within and adjacent to Georgetown--Silver Plume National Historic Landmark District. The agencies include: Clear Creek County, Colorado Parks and Wildlife, History Colorado, Historic Georgetown, Georgetown, Silver Plume, and the United States Forest Service. Authority over the lands remains with the individual agencies. For more information on their meetings or how to apply or ask questions, click here.

The Clear Creek Tourism Bureau

Clear Creek County relies on heritage and recreational tourism to drive our economic engine. The Clear Creek Tourism Bureau manages a portion of lodging tax revenue dedicated to generating tourism and attracting visitors to Clear Creek County. The Bureau supervises the executive director of Clear Creek Tourism and assists in evaluating the impacts of the investments made in various county-wide marketing campaigns. For more information, click here.

Clear Creek Fire Authority

Clear Creek Fire Authority (CCFA) is a consolidated fire protection and emergency service agency serving the municipalities of Empire, Georgetown, Idaho Springs, Silver Plume and the unincorporated lands of Clear Creek County, Colorado. It is previously represented by the Clear Creek Emergency Services District (ESD).  CCFA’s 60 volunteers and four paid administrative and maintenance personnel operate eight fire stations and on average responds to more than 1,200 emergencies throughout 335 square miles of Clear Creek County each year.  For more information on their meetings or how to apply or ask questions, click here.

Clear Creek Economic Development Corporation

The Clear Creek Economic Development Corporation (CCEDC) is a non-profit organization established in 1985 to provide economic development services to Clear Creek County and its municipalities. In addition, the CCEDC administers a Business Loan Fund Program in Clear Creek and Gilpin Counties (Region 3). The organization prides itself on being about community, collaboration, engagement,  determination, and creation. For more information on their meetings or how to apply or ask questions, click here.

Citizen Review Panel

The Citizen Review Panel provides a conflict resolution process to address formal complaints by any person who is the subject of an investigation of a report of child abuse or neglect. Click here for more information.

Census Complete Count Committee

A Complete Count Committee is comprised of a broad spectrum of government and community leaders from advocacy, education, business, healthcare, and elected officials. These trusted voices develop and implement a 2020 Census awareness campaign based upon their knowledge of the local community to encourage a response. Click here for more information on the United States Census.

Foothills Regional Emergency Medical and Trauma Council

Foothills Regional Emergency Medical and Trauma Council (FRETAC) is a non-profit Medical and Trauma Advisory Council serving Boulder, Clear Creek, Gilpin, Grand,  and Jefferson counties in the beautiful state of Colorado.  FRETAC was created in 1997 to serve as a planning and advisory council to serve the medical and trauma needs of the region.  FRETAC is one of 11 RETACs within our state. FRETAC's mission is to create, enhance, and promote a systematic approach to the care of the ill or injured through quality improvement, injury prevention, disaster planning, and coordination of partners in the healthcare continuum. For more information, click here.

Jefferson Center for Mental Health Board of Directors

Jefferson Center is a nonprofit, community-focused mental health care and substance use services provider. We offer hope and support to individuals and families who are struggling with mental health issues and substance use disorders. The Jefferson Center's mission is to inspire hope, improve lives, and strengthen our community by providing mental health and related solutions for individuals and families. The center's vision is a community where mental health matters and care is accessible to all.  For more information on their meetings or how to apply or ask questions, click here.

Primary Care Clinic Advisory Board 

The Primary Care Clinic Advisory Board (PCCA) Board oversees the local health clinic activities, services, and operations. As the new health clinic is opened, an oversight Board will be established to ensure appropriate medical and mental health care for the Clear Creek and Gilpin County communities. This Board will meet monthly to observe needs or gaps in service within the community to be addressed via a one-stop-facility within the Clear Creek County Collaborative Care Center. For more information about the clinic, click here.

Project Support/Senior Center Board

The Project Support/Senior Center Board are made up of County designated representatives who advise the Board of County Commissioners on senior citizen care, meals, services, and other aging and senior issues. Project Support manages and operates senior facilities in Idaho Springs and senior functions in other municipalities in the county.  For more information, click here.

TriCounty Workforce Board of Directors

The Tri-County Workforce Development Board (WDB) consists of decision-making individuals reflective of the business demographics in the region and leaders from the workforce system, education and economic development.  It focuses on determining the near and long-term needs of employers by providing oversight to the American Job Center serving Jefferson, Clear Creek, and Gilpin counties. The WDB also provides quality assurance and recommended policy guidance for Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act programs operated by Jefferson County.  Click here for more information.

Juvenile Community Review Board

The Juvenile Community Review Board screens requests for the community placement of youth returning to Clear Creek County from the State Department of Human Services Division of Youth Corrections. The Juvenile Community Review Board meets as needed as youth graduate from the Rite of Passage program facility outside of Idaho Springs. Meetings are held in Executive Session per Colorado Revised Statute 24-6-402(4)(c). Meeting agendas and minutes are not posted due to confidentiality requirements.  For more information, click here.

Local Coordinating Council

 A Local Coordinating Council (LCC) is an alliance of community organizations, individuals, local government, and other interested groups that works together to identify and fulfill the public and human service transportation needs of their county.  Key target populations include older adults, people with disabilities, and low-income populations.  This group observes and monitors the operations of the County Prospector Transit System as well as other potential transit partners possessing shuttle and bus inventories. For more information, click here.

Housing Action Team

The purpose of the Housing Action Team is to establish a unified and coordinated planning recommendation to the Board of County Commissioners of designs, implementation, and development of attainable housing or housing improvements within various areas of the County.  It will be the responsibility of each member to consider recommendation of implementation of plans developed by the Commission. For more information on housing in the County, click here.