Media Release

County Historical Commission Vacancies

Thursday, September 10, 2015 4:00 PM

ALACHUA COUNTY, FL - Alachua County is looking for citizens interested in joining the Alachua County Historical Commission. All County residents knowledgeable of County history or historical preservation are encouraged to apply for consideration by the County Commission for the appointment.

There are openings for applications to fill two vacancies for at-large positions, usually requiring a three year commitment. The meetings are held at 6 p.m., on the second Wednesday of each month at the County Administration Building in downtown Gainesville.

The Alachua County Historical Commission is an advisory board to the County Commission that works to accomplish the mission “To promote, preserve and protect Alachua County’s historic resources.”

There are no formal requirements but knowledge of local history is important, and persons who are active in local historic preservation efforts and local historical organizations are encouraged to apply. Students of history, architecture, planning, law, and historic preservation are also eligible. Professional practitioners in these fields are especially encouraged to consider service to the community. Current projects of the Historical Commission include review of State Historical Markers and support of nominations to the National Register of Historic Places.

Alachua County Growth Management Department Senior Planner and Liaison to the Historical Commission Kathleen W. Pagan states “Our local history in Alachua County is important to our heritage tourism and quality of life, and we appreciate all the people who serve on our Historical Commission as well as the countless others who participate in local history organizations, events and festivals.”

View the online application form (scroll down to Historical Commission).

Click for more information about Alachua County Advisory Boards.

For more information, contact Kathleen Pagan at 352-374-5249 or


  • Mark Sexton
  • Communications & Legislative Affairs Director
  • Phone: 352-374-5204
  • Cell: 352-283-2317

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