Advisory Committee Members Wanted for the 2020 Comprehensive Plan Update

planning2The City of Grand Junction is beginning the process of updating the City’s 2010 Comprehensive Plan. The Comprehensive Plan is a long-range plan that looks at where and how the city will grow over the next 20 years. The plan involves more than planning for residential and commercial growth, but includes planning for their services and infrastructure (parks, utilities, roads, police, fire, etc.), planning for any changes to the City’s growth boundary, identifying risks and vulnerabilities of natural and human-caused hazards and identifying goals, strategies and/or actions to address the community’s future growth. Updates are done every five to ten years to take a fresh look at how the plan has done in addressing the growth in the community and make necessary changes to the plan reflecting new values and vision for the City.

The City will be working to conduct the 2020 Comprehensive Plan update over the next 18 months. An important part of this effort will be establishing a Comprehensive Plan Advisory Committee (CPAC) to provide input to the City on the Plan. The City is looking for individuals interested in serving on this committee.

The Comprehensive Plan Advisory Committee will serve as a sounding board, meeting at key points during the project to discuss overall planning direction, review project deliverables, vet ideas and help promote community involvement. This advisory committee may include elected/appointed officials, representatives of community organizations, business owners, residents and other stakeholders. Committee members should anticipate approximately 5 to 7 meetings during the planning process as well as attendance at public outreach events. The Committee will be appointed by City Council.

The committee will consist of 12 to 15 members and the City will seek a diverse group of representatives with knowledge and experience in a variety of areas. The areas of interest or demographics we are seeking may include:

  1. Economic/Financial/Business
  2. Residential or Commercial Development
  3. Real Estate – Commercial and Residential
  4. Planning/Landscape Architecture/Urban Design
  5. Parks/Open Space/Trails
  6. Neighborhood Organizations
  7. General Interest/Citizen/Neighborhood
  8. Housing
  9. Senior-Aged Residents
  10. Millennial-Aged Residents
  11. Transportation

If you are interested, please submit a brief letter of interest to David Thornton, City of Grand Junction Principal Planner, at davidt@gjcity.org. Please include the following in your letter:

  • Name and contact information (mailing address, phone number and email address);
  • Why you are interested in serving on this Committee;
  • Any other relevant information to be considered.

All letters of interest must be received by January 28. Letters will be reviewed by City Council at their February 4 work session for consideration of appointment to this Committee.

The first meeting of the Advisory Committee will be held the week of February 18.

For additional information, call David Thornton at 970-244-1450, email him or review the current Comprehensive Plan here: https://bit.ly/2TVPgTz


Media contact:  Sam Rainguet, Communications Manager       970-244-1507 or samr@gjcity.org 

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