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Advises the Rural Land Use Center (RLUC) staff on process negotiations and policy decisions; makes recommendations to the Board of County Commissioners regarding rural land development and changes to the purposes and objectives of the RLUC.

The Rural Land Use Advisory Board was established by the Larimer County Commissioners in December, 1996. Currently, there are 9 members appointed by the Board of County Commissioners and they each serve a staggered 3-year term.

The Rural Land Use Process provides landowners wishing to develop their land an alternative to creation of traditional 35-acre parcels, a use-by-right in Colorado for which there is little County review. The Rural Land Use Process is intended to be voluntary, user-friendly and flexible, and to permit and encourage patterns which are tailored to the characteristics of a specific property.

Among other goals, the Rural Land Use Process exists to encourage development that fosters continued agricultural land uses and to protect the County’s rural character, open space, and the character of existing communities while recognizing current zoning.

The purpose of the Advisory Board is to “advise the Rural Land Use Center staff on process negotiations and policy decisions, make recommendations to the Board of County Commissioners regarding rural land development, changes to the Rural Land Use Process, and proposed preliminary rural land plans.

The Advisory Board meets regularly on the 1st and 3rd Monday’s of the month and the length of the meeting is typically 2-3 hours. In addition to the regular meetings, site visits are encouraged. The frequency of the site visits are hard to predict and depends greatly on the number of projects coming through the Process.

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Number of Members: 
7-9
Organization Type: 
Board
Term Length: 
3 Years
Time Commitment: 
7 - 10 hours per month
Board Bylaws: 
Meets: 

First and Third Mondays of the month, as needed., 5:00 p.m. until completion
Larimer County Courthouse Offices Building, Lake Estes or Lake Loveland Conference Room - 200 West Oak, Fort Collins
For the exact date/time and locations of meetings held this week, refer to the Commissioners' schedule.

Board Members

Name Email Term Start Term End
Alan Carlson
Email Alan
07/01/2016
06/30/2019
Joseph Wise
Email Joseph
07/01/2017
06/30/2020
Kristin Grazier
Chair
Email Kristin
07/01/2016
06/30/2019
Michael Ehler
Email Michael
07/13/2016
06/30/2019
Patti West
Email Patti
07/01/2016
06/30/2019
Ryan Hostetler
Secretary
Email Ryan
07/01/2016
06/30/2019
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