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Board of Adjustment

As part of its continued response to the COVID-19 health crisis, the City of Arvada has extended the closure of City facilities to the public.The extension provides additional time for the City team to evaluate facilities and services to help ensure that physical distancing and other safety measures are in place to serve residents in-person and support onsite members of the City team. For more information on the City's Recovery Plans, visit

In accordance with physical distancing guidelines, Arvada Board of Adjustment meetings will be held remotely using webinar technology. Members of the public are able to listen to the meeting a phone number will be provided when you email All meetings will be recorded and posted the following day.

About the Board

The Board of Adjustment is a seven-member board that hears all appeals of the zoning ordinance and requests for variance to the Land Development Code. Generally, they meet on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month at 6:15 p.m. Appointees are paid $75.00 per meeting. Terms are for three years. You must be a resident of the City of Arvada to apply for a position on the board.

Current Members of the Board of Adjustment are:

  • Thomas Aljinovich, Chairman
  • Richard Derryberry, Vice Chairman
  • Meredith Kapushion, Secretary
  • Kathy Drulard
  • Russ Rizzo
  • Alan Albrandt
  • Barbara Coffman


There are currently no vacancies on the Board of Adjustment. 

Public Comment

Members of the public are welcome to make public comment. However, public comment is only allowed during scheduled times on the agenda or during a public hearing. There are multiple ways to make comments on a specific public hearing or make a general comment to the Commission. Public comments can be emailed to, the email must include the meeting date and the item that you are making comments on. Comments can also be sent via mail to Planning Commission 8101 Ralston Rd, Arvada CO 80001. Members that wish to speak during the meeting may do so during the regularly scheduled public comment. All comments must be received by 5:00 p.m. on the day of the meeting.

Public Comment During COVID: If you wish to provide public comment during the live meeting, submit the public comment form below by 5:00 p.m. on the day of the meeting. The person submitting the comments will be sent a link to the meeting.

Virtual Public Comment Form



Meeting Dates

Board of Adjustment meetings are held every 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month starting at 6:15 p.m. If the 1st of the month falls on a Tuesday than the Board will meet on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of that month. Regular meetings require at least one public hearing or administrative review on the agenda.Please view the meeting calendar for update information.


 View Meeting Calendar 



For more information on the Board of Adjustments, please contact the Community and Economic Development Department at 720-898-7435.