Boards and Commissions
Park Advisory Board
The Park Advisory Board reviews and comments on items and proposals related to park department policies, philosophies and objectives, and makes formal recommendations to the Board of County Commissioners. The Board consists of nine members appointed by the Board of County Commissioners for three-year terms. The Park Advisory Board meets on the second Wednesday of each month at 1:30 p.m. at Centennial Hall, 200 S. Cascade Avenue.
Park Fee Advisory Committee
The Park Fee Advisory Committee meets from September through December of each year to establish a fair and equitable park fee schedule. The committee consists of five members appointed by the Board of County Commissioners for three-year terms. The Park Fee Advisory Committee meets in October of each year. The date, time, and location are to be determined.
Fair and Events Complex Advisory Board
The El Paso County Fair & Events Complex Advisory Board assists with the development, management, programming, operation, and maintenance of the Fair and Events Complex in Calhan. Board members also help to produce the annual County Fair. The board consists of nine regular members appointed by the Board of County Commissioners for three-year terms. An unspecified number of associate members may be appointed for one-year terms. The Fair Advisory Board meets on the third Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at the County Fairgrounds, 366 10th Street, Calhan, Colorado.
The Fairgrounds Corporation is a non-profit corporation established by the El Paso County Board of Commissioners to acquire, manage and/or hold a liquor license assigned to the El Paso County Fairgrounds; to coordinate the use of the El Paso County Fairgrounds for special events during which the consumption of alcohol is desired; and through its operation, to provide funding to support the El Paso County Fair, the El Paso County Fair and Events Complex, and the El Paso County 4-H program. The Corporation consists of five members. Members serve a three-year term. The Fairgrounds Corporation meets on the first Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at the County Fairgrounds, 366 10th Street, Calhan, Colorado.
Noxious Weed Advisory Commission
The Noxious Weed Advisory Commission advises the El Paso County Community Services Department, Environmental Division in the control, development, management, programming, operation, and maintenance of noxious weed issues. The Commission consists of three members that are appointed by the Board of County Commissioners for three-year terms; the majority (two) of the Commission members shall own at least 40 acres in unincorporated El Paso County. Commission meetings are held annually.
Groundwater Quality Study Committee
The Groundwater Quality Study Committee seeks to evaluate existing water quality data on nitrates and other potential contaminants, fills data gaps, provides analysis of the data and explores land use planning implications. Committee responsibilities include engagement in a collaborative study process which includes the following activities: develop and refine a scope of work and budget, provide input on a request for proposals to conduct the study and consultant selection, provide data for the study, help identify data gaps to be addressed by the study, review and make recommendations regarding consultant work products, and deliver study recommendations to the Board of County Commissioners. The committee consists of 14 voting members representing areas of the scientific community, development industry, building industry, agricultural community, and the community at-large. Voting members serve for two-year terms. Additionally, the committee includes five ex-officio or non-voting members from El Paso County staff and the El Paso County Planning Commission who serve for indefinite terms. Meetings are held on the second Monday of the month at 1:30 p.m. at the Pikes Peak Regional Development Center, 2880 International Circle, Colorado Springs, Colorado.
CSU Extension Advisory Committee
El Paso County Cooperative Extension Advisory Committee promotes, advocates, and supports the County’s Cooperative Extension programs and staff by developing and implementing a strong marketing strategy that results in educating community officials and providing information flow between county citizens and Cooperative Extension. The CSU Extension Advisory Committee consists of twelve members appointed by the Board of County Commissioners for three-year terms. The committee meets on the third Tuesday of the month at 5:30 p.m. at the Extension Office, 17 N Spruce St, Colorado Springs, Colorado.
Community Corrections Board
The Community Corrections Board determines which offenders can safely be placed in the community, who can operate a community corrections program; under what conditions an offender can participate in a program, and the standards by which a service provider can operate a facility. The board also monitors programs in the Fourth Judicial District, oversees compliance with state and local standards, recommends contracts and reception of grants, and advises the El Paso County Board of Commissioners on work release and other community corrections matters in the Fourth Judicial District. The board meets on the second Wednesday of the month at noon at the Regional Development Center, 2880 International Circle, Colorado Springs, CO. The Corrections Board is comprised of the following members: District Attorney, Sheriff, Chief Probation Officer, Manager of Parole Operations, Deputy State Public Defender, District Court Judge, El Paso County Court representative, Police Office representative, Teller County representative, a mental health representative, and six citizen-at-large representatives. All representatives serve for indefinite terms, except the citizen-at-large positions, which are appointed for three-year terms and are limited to serving two consecutive terms.
Criminal Justice Coordinating Council
Criminal Justice Coordinating Council of the Pikes Peak Region (CJCC) reviews criminal justice matters in the Pikes Peak region and makes recommendations to the El Paso County Board of Commissioners and criminal justice agencies concerning criminal justice system issues.
A. Provide a forum for interagency coordination on criminal justice matters.
B. Research, analyze, evaluate, and develop innovative planning recommendations regarding criminal justice matters.
C. Oversee the collection of criminal justice data for use by the Council, agencies, and departments.
D. Analyze past and current El Paso County Criminal Justice Center (CJC) populations and develop recommendations to address capacity issues at the CJC.
E. Identify gaps and deficiencies in the criminal justice system and make recommendations to address service gaps.
F. Make recommendations that will help control the costs of managing offenders.
G. Evaluate and recommend crime prevention and early intervention programs that will help reduce recidivism.
H. Increase community understanding and support for the criminal justice system.
I. Seek grants that will support the enhancement of the criminal justice system.
J. Support a holistic community approach to criminal justice by involving law enforcement, judicial services, behavior health, housing, employment, and other social services to address criminal justice needs.
K. Make recommendations on proposed legislation that will impact the criminal justice system in our region.
Council members are appointed by the Board of County Commissioners for a three year term and are eligible for reappointment. No citizen member will serve more than two successive full terms on the CJCC.
Meetings of the Council will be held quarterly (four times per year). The place, time, and agenda will be set by the Chairperson. A quorum will be at least twelve voting members at a respective meeting. Members may participate by telephone at meetings.
Juvenile Community Review Board
The El Paso County Juvenile Community Review Board reviews case files of juveniles and makes decisions regarding residential community placement. Board meetings are held on the second and fourth Thursday of the month at 1:30 p.m. in the Russel Professional Building, 105 E. Vermijo Ave., Colorado Springs, CO. The Board consists of 11 members. Nine members are nominated for indefinite terms and two community-at-large members are appointed by the Board of County Commissioners for three-year terms.