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Hillsborough County News

DATE: July 9, 2018

Contact: Luann Finley, Director of Board Services, (813) 272-5826

 

Hillsborough Commissioners Seek Applications for Citizen Boards and Councils – Applications due July 26, 2018.

 

Hillsborough County Commissioners are seeking residents to serve on several County citizen advisory boards and councils. Residents interested in seeking appointment must reside in and be registered voters in Hillsborough County. These are voluntary positions and members serve without compensation. Applicants may apply to more than one board but may only serve on one board at a time unless specifically approved by the BOCC. All applicants must submit a completed Questionnaire for County Appointments and a Standards of Conduct form.  Incomplete applications will not be considered.  Additional requirements are in the information that follows.

 

The deadline to apply is July 26, 2018. Appointments will be scheduled for a meeting of the Board of County Commissioners in August or September 2018.

 

The forms are available in the Commissioners’ reception area on the second floor of County Center, 601 E. Kennedy Blvd. in downtown Tampa; by calling the Boards and Councils Coordinator at 813-272-5826; or on the County’s website at: HCFLGov.net. Click on the “Government” link on the top of the page, then the “Boards and Committees” link. The forms can be filled out and printed, then scanned and emailed, faxed, hand-delivered, or mailed. All forms must be signed and dated and all questions must be answered in entirety to be eligible.  Both forms must be submitted in order for the application package to be complete.  Additional directions for submission are listed on the questionnaire.

 

If you apply to a board that requires a background check, you must also submit a Background Investigation Disclosure and Authorization form, also listed on the webpage above. *You will be contacted by our Human Resources Department with further instructions regarding the online portion of the background check.  A response within 24 hours is required.

 

The boards and councils that have openings are:

 

AFFORDABLE HOUSING ADVISORY BOARD

This Board advises and makes recommendations to the Board of County Commissioners and Affordable Housing Officer on issues affecting affordable housing development, and to assist the County in developing new programs and policies in order to foster the development and the preservation of attainable housing for those County residents who desire to live in safe, decent, and affordable housing.

 

Two terms will expire.  Terms are for three years and begin 10/01/18.  Positions are specified as: 1) a citizen actively engaged as a real estate professional in connection with Affordable Housing; and 2) a resident at-large residing in Hillsborough County.

 

Meeting schedule: Every other month, 1st Monday, 9:00 a.m.

 

BUILDING BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT, APPEALS AND EXAMINERS

This Board confirms the competency and integrity of applicants applying for building certification in the County, and takes disciplinary action against those contractors that fail to comply with the Building Code.

 

 

One position is vacant and one position will expire.  Member term is for four years.  Alternate term is for two years and begins 10/01/18.  Positions are specified as: 1) a Florida registered architect; and 2) an alternate that must be knowledgeable and experienced in the technical codes of this board.

 

Citizens appointed to this board will be required to file an annual financial disclosure.

 

Meeting schedule: Monthly, 3rd Tuesday, 9:00 a.m.

 

CAREERSOURCE TAMPA BAY

This Board provides policy guidance and oversight for workforce development activities for CareerSource Florida Region 15 (Hillsborough County) in partnership with the Board of County Commissioners (BOCC), including activities under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA); development of an annual budget subject to the approval of the BOCC; developing, ratifying and submitting or amending the local workforce plan subject to the approval of the BOCC; establishing and adopting policy for governance, administration and operation of the CareerSource Tampa Bay (CSTB) Board of Directors; oversight of the CSTB budget, programs, administrative costs and performance outcomes; identifying and selecting providers of training services, intensive services, youth providers and One Stop Operators as necessary and applicable.

 

Initial terms are for one and two years; subsequent terms are for two years. Consideration for appointment will only be given to representatives from the Business Sector. Nominees and their businesses must be located in Hillsborough County. Business sector nominees must represent a minimum of 51% of the total Board.

 

Citizens appointed to this board will be required to file an annual financial disclosure.

 

Nominees must also provide a letter of nomination from a local business organization or business trade association that they will represent.

 

Meeting schedule: Bi-Monthly, 3rd Thursday, 11:30 a.m.

 

CHILD CARE FACILITIES ADVISORY BOARD

This Board advises the Board of County Commissioners on recommended amendments to the Child Care Facilities Ordinance; proposes additional rules and regulations to the Board of County Commissioners which effectuate the intent and purpose of the Ordinance; recommends and assists the Hillsborough County Office of Child Care Licensing in the development and implementation of training materials for child care personnel.  It also advises the Hillsborough County Office of Child Care Licensing on all matters pertaining to child care facilities.

 

Four positions are vacant and two terms will expire.  Terms are for three years.  Positions are specified as: 1) the president of an association whose purpose is to promote professionalism in early childhood programs; 2) a local non-profit or governmental agency serving the needs of young children and their parents; 3) a licensed private for-profit child care facility operator from the African American community; 4) an operator from a licensed religiously affiliated child care facility; 5) a parent of a child in a child care facility in Hillsborough County; and 6) a non-profit licensed child care facility or organization representative.

 

Appointment to this board is contingent upon passing a criminal background check.  *Applicants must submit a Background Investigation Disclosure and Authorization Form with the application.

 

Meeting schedule: Monthly, 1st Thursday, 1:30 p.m.

CODE ENFORCEMENT BOARD

This Board has jurisdiction to hear violations of all codes and ordinances of Hillsborough County with most cases arising out of violations of the County’s housing, building, zoning and sign codes and ordinances to maintain minimum health and safety standards.

 

One Alternate position is vacant.  Position is for a partial term which expires 6/30/20.  After two consecutive terms, a member shall not be eligible for reappointment until one calendar year has elapsed from the date of termination of the second term.  Consideration for appointment shall be given to representatives from the following fields: an architect; a businessperson; an engineer; a general contractor; a subcontractor; and a realtor.

 

Citizens appointed to this board will be required to file an annual financial disclosure.  Citizens appointed to this board must reside in the unincorporated area of Hillsborough County.

 

Meeting schedule: Monthly, generally 3rd or 4th Friday, 9:00 a.m.

 

COUNCIL ON AGING

The purpose of this Council is to advocate on behalf of older adults for the betterment of their well-being and to furnish input to the Department of Family and Aging Services – Division of Aging Services, including the Board of County Commissioners, on matters relating to the quality of life of older adults.

 

One position is vacant and two terms will expire.  Terms are for three years.  After three terms, a member may not be reappointed.  Positions are specified as: 1) a recipient of services for older adults; 2) a caregiver for older adults; and 3) a faith based community representative.

 

Appointment to this board is contingent upon passing a criminal background check. *Applicants must submit a Background Investigation Disclosure and Authorization Form with the application.

 

Meeting schedule: Quarterly.

 

COUNTY INTERNAL AUDIT COMMITTEE

This Committee serves in an advisory capacity to the Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) and to the County Internal Auditor, on issues presented to the Audit Committee related to monitoring audit activities for the BOCC.  The Audit Committee also serves as an intermediary between the BOCC and the County Internal Auditor upon request from the BOCC or the County Internal Auditor.  The Audit Committee shall be subject at all times to Florida’s Government-in-the-Sunshine Law, codified in Florida Statutes 286.011.

 

Three terms will expire.  Terms are for two years. Members may not serve more than two full consecutive terms.  Positions are specified as: 1) a person with five years of experience in auditing functions; and 2 & 3) a general position (no audit experience or certifications /licenses required).  Consideration for membership shall be given to nominees who possess the following attributes: the ability to encourage openness and transparency; the ability to ask relevant questions, evaluate the answer, and continue to probe for information until completely satisfied with the answers provided; the ability to work with the County Internal Auditor and work cohesively with other Audit Committee members in fulfilling the Audit Committee’s purpose.

 

Members shall not have a direct financial interest in County business and must have an impartial, unbiased attitude and no conflicts of interest.  Any applicant or Audit Committee member who has an independence or objectivity impairment in fact or in appearance, must promptly report the details to the County’s Boards and Councils Coordinator, County Internal Auditor, and Committee Chair.  The nature of the disclosure will depend upon the impairment.  Each member should have an understanding of good management and business practices.

 

Please also provide a current resume. 

 

Meeting schedule: Quarterly.

 

CULTURAL ASSETS COMMISSION

The purpose of this Commission is to provide guidance in the administration of the Cultural Assets Program, to serve as a vetting body to consider merits of proposals, to provide recommendations as to periodic funding and grant awards consistent with solicitation processes, and to provide further advice regarding enhancements to the Program to meet the primary objectives set forth by the Board of County Commissioners.

 

This is a newly created board.  There are seven positions.  Terms are for three years.  Positions are specified as: 3 representatives of a community-based philanthropic organization and/or private foundation; and 4 representatives possessing one or more of the following skill sets: cultural-based organizations and program delivery, event production, corporate giving, natural and recreational assets, fine arts, local history, creative industries, culinary assets, place-making, tourism, marketing, and economic development.

Meeting schedule: Quarterly. Time and location to be determined.

ELECTRICAL BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT, APPEALS AND EXAMINERS

This Board confirms the competency and integrity of applicants applying for electrical certification in the County, and takes disciplinary action against those contractors that fail to comply with the Electrical Code.

 

One position is vacant.  Term is for four years.  Position is specified as an electrical contractor.

 

Citizens appointed to this board will be required to file an annual financial disclosure.

 

Meeting schedule: Quarterly, 3rd Thursday, 9:00 a.m.

 

FAMILY CHILD CARE HOME ADVISORY BOARD

This Board annually reviews and advises the Board of County Commissioners on recommended amendments to the Family Child Care Home’s Licensing Ordinance or the Rules and Regulations Handbook including recommending and assisting the local licensing agency in the development and implementation of training materials for child care personnel; advising the local licensing agency on matters of licensing policy, procedures, and priorities; and proposes additional rules and regulations regarding the intent and purpose of the ordinance.

 

Four positions are vacant.  Terms are for three years.  Positions are specified as: 1 & 2) a licensed family child care home operator representing all segments of the community; and 3 & 4) a parent who has a child enrolled in a licensed family day care home.

 

Appointment to this board is contingent upon passing a criminal background check. *Applicants must submit a Background Investigation Disclosure and Authorization Form with the application.

 

Meeting schedule: Quarterly, 3rd Thursday, 7:00 p.m.

 

 

HEALTH CARE ADVISORY BOARD

This Board improves accessibility and efficiency of care for medically poor residents of Hillsborough County through recommendations to the Board of County Commissioners for fund allocation, coordination, planning, and monitoring of health care delivery systems.

 

Three positions are vacant.  One term is for four years and two positions are for partial terms which expire 2/15/21 and 9/30/19.  Positions are specified as: 1 & 2) participants in the Hillsborough County Indigent Health Care Plan at the time of appointment or any subsequent reappointment; and 3) a consumer non-profit organization representative.

 

Meeting schedule: Monthly, 3rd Thursday, 3:00 p.m.

 

HEALTH COUNCIL OF WEST CENTRAL FL, INC.

This Council works in collaboration with community-based organizations to identify, address, and resolve health care issues of local concern.  The Council collects and analyzes health care data, prepares special reports and publications, and educates the community about special health issues.

 

One position is vacant.  Term is for two years.  Position is specified as a health care purchaser – an individual or an authorized member of an organization or agency who is responsible for the purchase of health services for a group of 25 or more individuals either directly or through acquisition of health insurance coverage.

 

Meeting schedule: 2nd Thursday, every other month, 3:30 p.m.  This council meets in rotating counties of the 5-county planning district.

 

HISTORIC RESOURCES REVIEW BOARD

This Board serves as an architectural review board for the protection of historic resources in unincorporated Hillsborough County.  It recommends archaeological and historical sites to the Board of County Commissioners for landmark designation and reviews alterations and new construction on landmark sites or districts.

 

Two positions are vacant.  Terms are for three years.  Positions are specified as: 1) an historian; and 2) an architect, licensed to practice in the state of Florida / or an architectural historian. All members must have a demonstrated interest, competence, or knowledge in historic preservation.

Citizens appointed to this board must reside in the unincorporated area of Hillsborough County.

Meeting schedule: Monthly, 3rd Tuesday, 3:00 p.m.

HISTORICAL ADVISORY COUNCIL

This Council’s mission is to support and facilitate a uniform historical marker program throughout the County, including the cities of Tampa, Plant City, and Temple Terrace as well as organizations and other agencies who request assistance.  It also provides the BOCC with support that complements the goals of historical preservation and education in Hillsborough County.

 

One position is vacant.  Term is for three years.  Position is for a partial term which expires 6/30/19.  All members shall possess expertise in significant and relevant historical matters. No member shall serve for more than two full consecutive terms.  More than one half of a term is deemed to be service for a full term.  A member who has served two full consecutive terms shall be eligible for reappointment after at least three years of non-membership.  In making appointments, due consideration shall be given to achieving a demographic balance among the appointed.

 

Meeting schedule: Quarterly, 4:30 p.m.

 

HOUSING FINANCE AUTHORITY

This Authority was created in 1985 to provide incentives to the private sector to relieve the shortage of affordable housing in Hillsborough County.  Through partnerships with lenders, builders, and developers, the Authority has assisted thousands of first-time home-buyers through mortgage loan programs, which offer below-market mortgage rates and innovative down payment assistance programs.  The Authority has also assisted renters through its Multi-Family Bond programs which feature below-market rental rates to lower income individuals and families.

 

One term is expiring.  Term is for four years.

 

Meeting schedule: Monthly, generally 2nd Friday, 9:30 a.m.

 

LAND USE APPEALS BOARD

This Board hears appeals of decisions of the Land Use Hearing Officer on special use permits and variances from zoning regulations.

 

One position is vacant.  Term is for three years.  Position is an alternate.  Consideration for membership shall be given to representatives from the following fields: a landscape architect or architect, registered to practice in the state of Florida; a professional planner with not less than three years of experience in land use planning or zoning in Hillsborough County; a civil or environmental engineer registered to practice in the state of Florida; a member of a civic or neighborhood organization in unincorporated Hillsborough County; a developer active in development in Hillsborough County or a duly licensed general contractor (Class A) active in business in Hillsborough County.

Citizens appointed to this board must reside in the unincorporated area of Hillsborough County.  Citizens appointed to this board will be required to file an annual financial disclosure.

Meeting schedule: Monthly, 1st Friday, 1:30 p.m., as needed.

 

MECHANICAL BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT, APPEALS AND EXAMINERS

This Board confirms the competency and integrity of applicants applying for mechanical certification in the County, and takes disciplinary action against those contractors that fail to comply with the Mechanical Code.

 

Two positions are vacant.  Member position is for four years.  Alternate position is for two years.  Positions are specified as: 1) a mechanical contractor or Class “A” HVAC contractor; and 2) an alternate, with knowledge and experience in the technical codes of this board.

 

Citizens appointed to this board will be required to file an annual financial disclosure.

 

Meeting schedule: Quarterly, 3rd Thursday, 10:00 a.m.

 

PLANNING COMMISSION (HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY CITY-COUNTY)

This Commission is an independent consolidated planning agency, led by appointed citizens, which serves all the citizens of Hillsborough County by providing a vision for improving the quality of life.  The Planning Commission and its staff serve as agents within the community to promote and coordinate the involvement of all people in comprehensive long-range planning, growth management, transportation, and environmental protection.  The Planning Commission make recommendations to the Board of County Commissioners, Tampa City Council, Plant City Commission, and Temple Terrace City Council regarding land use, community planning, capital improvements, urban design, and other comprehensive issues.

 

One term will expire.  Term is for four years.  Members appointed to this board will be required to take an Oath of Office.

 

Citizens appointed to this board must reside in the unincorporated area of Hillsborough County.  Citizens appointed to this board will be required to file an annual financial disclosure.

Meeting schedule: Monthly, 2nd Monday, 2:00 p.m.

 

PLUMBING BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT, APPEALS AND EXAMINERS

This Board governs the certification and/or compliance standards for plumbing and gas contractors doing work in Hillsborough County and enforces adherence to the standards set by the Plumbing and Gas Code.  The board members shall be appointed by the governing bodies of the jurisdictions that choose to use the County’s boards and enter into an interlocal agreement with Hillsborough County.

One term will expire and two positions are vacant.  Member term is for four years and alternate terms are for two years. Positions are specified as: 1) a master gas fitter or liquid petroleum installer, licensed to practice in the state of Florida; and 2 & 3) alternates, with knowledge and experience in the technical codes of this board.

 

Citizens appointed to this board will be required to file an annual financial disclosure.

 

Meeting schedule: Quarterly, 3rd Tuesday, 1:00 p.m.

 

PUBLIC ART COMMITTEE

This Committee acts in the public interest on all matters relating to the Public Art Ordinance including the selection, placement, and maintenance of works of public art throughout the County.  The Committee provides public input in the administration and planning of the Public Art Program, and serves as a liaison to the Hillsborough County visual arts community.

 

One position is vacant.  Position is for a partial term which expires 12/31/20.  No member shall serve for more than two full three year terms.  Position is specified as a private citizen residing in unincorporated Hillsborough County, with demonstrated knowledge and appreciation for visual art.

 

Meeting schedule: Quarterly.

 

PUBLIC LIBRARY BOARD

This 12 member Board, appointed by the Board of County Commissioners, serves in an advisory capacity to the Library Director regarding the operation of the Tampa-Hillsborough County Public Library, including future planning and policy developments.

 

One term is expiring.  Term is for three years. Position is specified as a resident from County Commission District 2.  Successful candidates should have some background/experience in business, law, government or other civic activity and have demonstrated leadership in the community.  Participation in at least one of the standing committees is required.

Appointment to this board is contingent upon passing a criminal background check. *Applicants must submit a Background Investigation Disclosure and Authorization Form with the application.

Meeting schedule: Monthly, 4th Thursday, 4:00 p.m.

 

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Questionnaire/Application Forms can be –

 

Mailed to:

Boards & Councils Coordinator                  

P.O. Box 1110 2nd Floor County Center

Tampa, FL 33601       

 

Delivered/Mailed to:

Boards & Councils Coordinator

 601 E. Kennedy Blvd.

 Tampa, FL 33602

 

Faxed to: 813-273-3732                                                    

 

Scanned and e-mailed to:

finleyl@hillsboroughcounty.org

 

 

 

 

 

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