Rural Concerns Advisory Committee Vacancies

​The Alachua County Commission is seeking applicants to fill two openings on the Rural Concerns Advisory Committee (RCAC). The application deadline is August 24. The County Commission established the RCAC in 2003 to provide guidance and advice to the Board regarding rural concerns and issues in Alachua County. They generally meet on the third Tuesday of each month at 4 p.m.

Recently, the Rural Concerns Advisory Committee has provided valuable input to the County Commission on matters relating to the new Alachua County Agriculture and Equestrian Center, a countywide public safety radio system, local foods procurement standards, and development standards for clustered rural residential subdivisions.

There is one current vacancy for the position of Member from the Farm Bureau and one upcoming vacancy for the position of Member Residing in the Unincorporated Area Outside the Urban Cluster Designated in the Alachua County Comprehensive Plan. The terms are for three years and begin October 1, 2021.

The responsibilities of the RCAC 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 advising the Board accordingly.

Interested applicants may apply online. Click on Vacancies and scroll down to the Rural Concerns Advisory Committee to see the positions for which residents can apply. Please indicate the position title(s) for which you are applying in the appropriate section of the online application. 

Find out more information about Alachua County Advisory Boards.

For more information, contact Alachua County Growth Management Department Planner Ken McMurry at 352-374-5249 or kmcmurry@alachuacounty.us.

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