The Arvada Festivals Commission sponsors, coordinates, plans and works with community-based organizations on festivals of community-wide celebration by promoting activities consistent with public celebration. These events include the Chocolate Affair, High Tea for Seniors, Kite Festival, Sustain Arvada Festival, Trails Day, Independence Day, Arvada on Tap, Festival of Scarecrows, and Cheers for the Holidays. Meets generally on the fourth Thursday of every month at 7:00 p.m. This is a volunteer appointment. Terms are for three years. You must be a resident of the City of Arvada to apply. NOTE: A background check will be required before serving on this Commission.
Arvada Festivals Commission members participate as active volunteers in putting together current festivals and events as well as helping to create new ones for the City and citizens of Arvada. Members are expected to be active in the Commission and participate in meetings and events. It is important for the success of the Festivals Commission that the members have the desire, willingness and time to devote to Commission planning and events. We are a group that takes great pride in what we have accomplished and we look forward to even greater things for our city in the future. Responsibilities include:
- Regularly attend at least 8 of the 12 monthly meetings scheduled in the calendar year;
- Participate in the planning of at least two of the Commission’s events by attending sub-committee meetings for these events or operational committees (this is in addition to the regular monthly meetings);
- Volunteer to work and actively take part on the day of at least two additional Commission events;
- Maintain and submit Commission documentation as necessary (volunteer hours, budgets, sub-committee meeting notes, etc.).
In 2016 there will be six vacancies on this committee. We are no longer accepting applications for these vacancies. Candidates that have applied for consideration will be contacted with more information. Please check back in December 2016 for future vacancies on this board.
For more information please contact Brenda Berg at 720-898-7403.