Alachua County needs citizen volunteers. There is a popular phrase that says, “Think globally, act locally.” One great way to act locally is serving on an Alachua County Advisory Board. These Boards provide essential advice to the County Commission. They are relied on to delve deeply into issues referred to them, and their recommendations are considered a trusted and needed source of information. The County encourages those interested in Advisory Boards to research them and their meeting schedules to determine what time commitment is involved for members. Typically, advisory boards meet once monthly, and they are open to the public. Attending one of the meetings may assist you in learning more about a particular advisory board's function. While some vacancies require specific qualifications, many are available to citizens at large.
Advisory Boards with vacancies include:
- The Affordable Housing Advisory Committee
- Arts Council of Alachua County
- CareerSource NCFL Board (formerly FloridaWorks Board)
- Code Enforcement Board
- Community Agency Partnership Program (CAPP)
- Economic Development Advisory Committee (EDAC)
- Environmental Protection Advisory Committee
- Health Care Advisory Board
- Historical Commission
- Housing Finance Authority
- Human Rights Board
- Land Conservation Board
- Recreation and Open Space Advisory Committee
- Regional Transit System Advisory Board
- School Planning Advisory Committee (SPAC)
- Tourist Development Council
- Veteran Services Advisory Board
- Victim Services and Rape Crisis Center Advisory Council
View Advisory Board information (including general information, meeting times, and a list of positions and vacancies).
Apply for an Advisory Board online.
For more information, contact the Alachua County Manager’s Office at 352-374-5204.