County Seeks Advisory Board Volunteers

Are you looking for the ideal way to get involved and make a difference in our community? Joining a County Advisory Board is the perfect way to discover your ideal volunteer role tailored to your passions and interests! Are you an avid animal lover? Dive into the rewarding world of the Animal Welfare Board, where you can make a tangible difference in the lives of our furry friends. Perhaps you're captivated by the rich tapestry of local history - in that case, the Historical Commission awaits your expertise and enthusiasm. With a myriad of board openings available, residents across the county are invited to explore and uncover the perfect match for their skills and passions. Join us in shaping a brighter future for our community - one volunteer opportunity at a time.

The County Commission relies on input from these boards to make informed decisions and set policies. Over 250 citizens serve on the advisory boards, advising county government and local agencies on many topics. 

Current advisory board openings include:

  • Alachua County Housing Authority Board – one tenant alternate.
  • Animal Welfare – Three vacancies, including one alternate, one veterinarian (DVM) employed by UF College of Veterinary Medicine, and one certified veterinary technician or a graduate of an AVMA-accredited veterinary technology program.
  • Economic Development Advisory Committee – one actively engaged with economic development organizations vacancy.
  • Health Care Advisory Board – Two alternate vacancies, one dentist or oral health services provider, doctor or nurse, low-income or Medicaid-eligible health care consumer, mental health professional, representative of healthcare agency serving primarily low-income patients.
  • Historical Commission – Two at-large citizens and one alternate vacancy.
  • Housing Finance Authority – Four at-large citizen vacancies, with two being knowledgeable in labor, finance or commerce.
  • Human Rights Board – Three vacancies, including one alternate, one lending institution representative, and one residential rental manager.
  • Public Safety Coordinating Council – One representative of a county/state jobs programs community group who work with offenders victims.
  • Recreation and Open Space Advisory Committee – One at-large citizen vacancy.
  • Regional Transit System Advisory Board – Three vacancies, including one citizen who is one (or more) of the following: Chamber of Commerce representative, member of the environmental community, member of the MTPO Citizen's Advisory Committee; one citizen who is one (or more) of the following: major employer in the local area, senior citizen, person with a disability; and one citizen who is one (or more) of the following: regular user of transit system, UF student, SFC student, member of a neighborhood and/or homeowners association.
  • Rural Concerns:  One vacancy for a member actively involved in agriculture and/or silviculture, one at-large citizen, and one member residing in the unincorporated area outside the urban cluster designated in the Alachua County Comprehensive Plan.
  • Value Adjustment Board – One at-large citizen who owns a business in Alachua County.
  • Victim Services and Rape Crisis Center Advisory Council – Two at-large citizens and one alternate vacancy.

Learn more about the duties and meeting logistics, or apply online. Click on the vacancies tab at the top of the page.

For more information, contact Assistant Alachua County Manager and Chief of Staff Gina Peebles at 352-337-6279 or

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