Alachua County Rural Concerns Advisory Committee Vacancies

Alachua County is seeking applicants to fill two openings on the Rural Concerns Advisory Committee. The Board of County Commissioners established the Committee in 2003 to provide guidance and advice to the Board regarding rural concerns and issues in Alachua County. They meet on the third Tuesday of each month at 4 p.m. at the Alachua County Extension Office (2800 N.E. 39th Avenue, Gainesville). Applicants should submit their application by Friday, January 18, 2019.

The Committee highlights the importance of the County’s rural, unincorporated agricultural, and historic settlements. The Committee assists in the development and evaluation of policies and programs affecting the rural areas of the County, represents the rural areas in the County's various community planning processes and hearings, and assists in the recognition and determination of the needs of the County's rural residents and advises the Board accordingly.

Positions are available for one member Active in Agriculture and/or Silviculture, and one member residing in the Unincorporated Area of the County (shown in white on the attached map) outside the Urban Cluster designated in the Alachua County Comprehensive Plan.

Interested applicants may apply online (scroll down to the Rural Concerns Advisory Committee).

For more information, contact Alachua County Principal Planner Ken Zeichner at 352-374-5249 or

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