Media Release

Alachua County Rural Concerns Advisory Committee Vacancies

Thursday, March 30, 2017 9:30 AM

ALACHUA COUNTY, FL - Alachua County is seeking applicants to fill openings on the Rural Concerns Advisory Committee. The County Commission 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).

The responsibilities of the Committee are to establish the importance of our rural, unincorporated agricultural and historic settlements. The Committee also 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 advise the Board accordingly.

Vacancies are currently available for one member of the Alachua County Farm Bureau, two people actively involved in agriculture or silviculture, one member chosen at large, three residents of the unincorporated area of the County (shown in white on the attached map) outside the Urban Cluster designated in the Alachua County Comprehensive Plan, and one member from UF Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS).

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


  • 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).