Wildfire Advisory Board  - Applications due April 14 - CLOSED

Commissioners seek volunteers for newly created  Wildfire Advisory Board

The La Plata County Board of County Commissioners is seeking qualified individuals to serve on the newly created Wildfire Advisory Board (WAB).  The WAB acts in an advisory capacity and makes recommendations to the La Plata County Board of County Commissioners concerning wildfire planning matters and decisions. 

The WAB may make formal recommendations to the Commissioners about the adoption of ordinances based upon the International Wildland-Urban Interface Code for the purpose of reducing wildfire risk in the county.  The WAB shall review specific matters submitted to it for consideration by the board or the Community Development Department, review and evaluate research and model code language, support and further public education, source and recommend funding mechanisms for reducing wildfire risk, formulate, recommend and provide guidance on mitigation planning activities and wildfire preparedness strategies.

 * Each regular member of the WAB shall be a resident of La Plata County.
 * Board membership is a voluntary position. 

A complete description of the board member position, as well as an online application, are available at:


Applications are due by end of business on April 14.  

For additional information, please contact Carly at (970) 382-6219 or carly.delong@co.laplata.co.us.