Children's Trust of Alachua County

Children's Trust of Alachua County
Children's Trust of Alachua County

Thank you for your interest in the Children’s Trust of Alachua County.  The Children’s Trust of Alachua County is an Independent Special District with taxing authority and empowered to provide preventive, developmental, and treatment services for our local children.  Members appointed to the Children’s Trust will initially use a gap analysis to identify programming, establish a budget and determine the millage rate needed.  

In accordance with Florida Statute, the Children’s Trust of Alachua County Board will be comprised of ten (10) members, five (5) of which will be appointed by the Governor’s Office from a list of names submitted by the Alachua County Board of County Commissioners.  Based upon the number of applications received by the Alachua County Board of County Commissioners, up to 15 individual names may be submitted to the Governor for consideration. 

Florida Statute and local ordinance requires that “to the extent possible those appointed represent the demographic diversity of the population of Alachua County”.  Therefore, to assure the fullest consideration of your application please thoroughly respond to each question or topic area.  Please note that under Florida law, all of the information contained on the Application for Local Government Recommendation for Appointment is subject to Public Records law and disclosure on request.  If you think you may be exempt from aspects of the public records law pursuant to F.S. 119.071, please contact Tom Tonkavich, Assistant Director at 352-264-6738 prior to submitting this form.​ 

If you have a disability and need an accommodation in order to participate in a County program, service or public meeting, please contact the Equal Opportunity Office at 352-374-5275 at least 2 business days prior to the event.  TDD users please call 711 (Florida Relay Service). 

Applications will be kept on file for one year from the date submitted. 


This process is closed, but the application is viewable for your information.

Open the Children's Trust Application PDF and save a copy to your computer.  Complete the application,save it, and submit to

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Applications must be received by Tuesday, November 20, 2018, to be considered at the December 11, 2018 Board of County Commission meeting for possible recommendation to the Governor's Office.