The City of Grand Junction seeks Community Board Volunteers. This is your chance to get involved and "help shape the future of our community" by volunteering with one of these open boards.

Have you ever given this possibility any thought? There are a wide number of community boards with the city. Right now, March 1, 2021, there are four vacancies needing volunteers.

According to gjcity.org, "Citizen participation at all levels of the governmental process is valued and encouraged." One effective way to get involved is through service on a volunteer board.

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How many volunteer boards are there in Grand Junction?

Gjcity.org states the City of Grand Junction has 18 boards, committees, commissions, and authorities on which over 100 citizens serve.

What are some examples of volunteer boards in Grand Junction?

These boards come in every size, shape, and color of the rainbow. Some examples would include:

  • Commission on Arts & Culture
  • Grand Junction Regional Airport Authority
  • Historic Preservation Board
  • Urban Trails Committee
  • Downtown Development Authority

Which volunteer positions are available right now (March 1, 20201)?

The four positions currently needing filled are:

  • Downtown Development Authority Business Improvement District
  • Urban Trails Committee
  • One Riverfront
  • Parks and Recreation Advisory Board

 How does one apply?

If interested, you can apply by completing the online Volunteer Board Application. Looking at the application, it's not too bad. Questions relate to your personal interest and availability. You'll also be asked to submit a cover letter and, if you choose, a resume.

Why should you give up your valuable time to volunteer?

This is an opportunity to get involved. The four available positions look interesting. I'm curious about the Urban Trails Committee. I can't help but think you might be interested in at least one of the four vacancies. Put simply...why not?

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