Boards, Commissions and Committees

The City Clerk processes the appointments to the City's boards, commissions and committees. The City Council appoints advisory boards and commissions as established by ordinance.  Members of each board, commission and committee serve without compensation. Below are descriptions of each board and membership information.

Board of Adjustment

The Board of Adjustment meets on an as-needed basis to review variance requests to the zoning code. The Board of Adjustment consists of five regular members and two alternate members, appointed by a majority vote of the City Council. Three of the regular members are citizens, one from each ward of the city, and the other four are citizens at large. Members are appointed for two year terms.

Current members and terms:
Ward I    •  January, 2026  •  Vacant
Ward II   •  January, 2026  •  Ed Balogh
Ward III  •  January, 2025  •  Shantel Gerk
At Large •  January, 2025  •  Christina Drake
At Large •  January, 2025  •  Joyce Thomas
Alternate At Large •  January, 2025  • Mark Stickel
Alternate At Large •  January, 2026  •  Vacant

Historical Committee

One of City Council's goals in its 2018 Strategic Management Plan was to appoint volunteers to serve on a Historical Committee.  The Committee's purpose was stated to be to preserve, interpret and share Federal Heights historical past by collecting memories from older members of the community, former City Council members and their families, publications and photos.

Current members and positions:
George Smith, Chair
Terry Woodward, Vice Chair
Harold Thomas, Member
Joyce Thomas, Member
Patti Lowell (Staff Liaison)
Bonnie Sellers, Council Member Ward II (City Council Advisory)

Planning and Zoning Commission

The Planning & Zoning Commission makes recommendations to the City Council regarding policies related to planning and development. The seven-member citizen commission is appointed by the City Council with two members from each ward and one member at-large.  All serve two-year terms begin on January 1 following appointment by the City Council.

Current members and terms:
Ward I    •  January, 2026  • Vacant
Ward I    •  January, 2025  •  Mike Vallero
Ward II   •  January, 2025  •  Rita Parke
Ward II   •  January, 2026  •  Kevin Dougherty
Ward III  •  January, 2026  •  Thomas Acosta
Ward III  •  January, 2025  •  Ken Murphy
At Large •  January, 2026  •  Sharon Richardson