Alachua County seeks volunteers to serve on Advisory Boards. Those looking for a volunteer opportunity that allows them to give back to their community and participate in their County's decision-making process should consider serving on one of the many Board vacancies currently open. 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. They include affordable housing, economic development, environmental protection, human rights, County finances, and many other issues. The Alachua County Commission seeks citizen volunteers to serve on several Advisory Boards.
Current Advisory Board openings include:
- Alachua County Housing Authority Board – Two vacancies, including one alternate and one tenant alternate.
- Animal Welfare – Two vacancies, including one alternate and one Mental Health Professional.
- Health Care Advisory Board – One alternate vacancy.
- Historical Commission – Two citizen at large and one alternate vacancy.
- Housing Finance Authority – Three citizen at large vacancies, with one being knowledgeable in labor, finance, or commerce.
- Human Rights Board – Three vacancies, including one alternate, one lending institution representative, and one residential rental manager.
- Infrastructure Surtax Oversight Board – One Alachua County resident (alternate), one Representative Incorporated Cities – Not Gainesville (alternate), and one Representative Incorporated Cities – Not Gainesville.
- Land Conservation Board – One citizen at large and one Natural Resource Professional vacancy
- Local Planning Agency – One citizen at large vacancy.
- Public Safety Coordinating Council – One Representative County State jobs programs community groups who work with offenders victims.
- Recreation and Open Space Advisory Committee – Two citizen at large vacancies.
- 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 – Two vacancies for Member Actively Involved in Agriculture and/or Silviculture and one citizen at large.
- Tourist Development Council – One hotel owner or operator vacancy.
- Value Adjustment Board – One Citizen at Large who owns a business in Alachua County
- Victim Services and Rape Crisis Center Advisory Council – Five citizen at large and one alternate vacancy.
For more information, contact Alachua County Manager - Chief of Staff Gina Peebles at 352-337-6279 or email@example.com