The Appointment Application for a City Council Board or Commission appointment is a 244k PDF form, which may be typed, hand written, or filled out online and printed. PDFs may be viewed with Adobe Acrobat Reader®.

Mail completed, signed, and notarized forms to:

Jacksonville City Council
Board and Commission Appointments
117 W. Duval Street, Suite 425
Jacksonville, FL 32202

(904) 630-1377 Telephone
(904) 630-2906 FAX

The Application / Background Investigation Waiver must be notarized.

Once a candidate has been selected, they will be mailed an acceptance letter for signature.  After the acceptance letter has been returned, legislation to confirm the appointment will be introduced.  The candidate will receive a letter from the Legislative Services Division indicating the bill number for the confirmation and the date and time the candidate will need to appear before the Rules Committee.

Click here to view important legal information for all current or potential board and commission members from the City's Ethics Officer.pdf (40k)

Current Appointment Opportunities:

Building Codes Adjustment Board

Category: Duval Resident
Length of Term: Three-Year Term
Description: Study building codes and recommend to Council needed amendments thereto as may be found necessary or desirable.  Hear and decide building code enforcement appeals.  Authorize building code variances where authorized by law.
Web Link: General Board Information
Appointment Application.pdf (183k PDF Form)

Duval County Research & Development Authority

Category: Duval County Registered Voter 
Term Ending: October 17, 2020
Description: Oversee "First Coast Technology Park", a 285-acre commerce center at the University of North Florida; for the purpose of promoting scientific research and development in affiliation with and related to the research and development activities of one or more state-based, accredited, public or private institutions of higher education; for the purpose of financing and refinancing capital projects related to establishment of a research and development park in affiliation with one or more institutions of higher education, including facilities that complement or encourage the complete operation thereof; and for the fostering of the economic development and broadening the economic base of the county.
Appointment Application.pdf (183k PDF Form)

Duval County Tourist Development Council

Category: Duval County Registered Voter and Beaches or Baldwin resident or business owner Tourist Industry Representative (term ending 6/30/2020)
Category: Duval County Registered Voter and Tourist Accommodation Representative (term ending 6/30/2019)
Description: Recommend a method of coordination of existing tourist development efforts by both public and private agencies, organizations and business and of new or additional tourist development efforts; identify and recommend methods of eliminating unnecessary duplications in existing tourist development efforts; identify and develop new tourist development efforts; create, prepare and submit to the Council a tourist development plan; and review the expenditures of revenues from the Tourist Development Trust Fund and report any unauthorized expenditures to the Council and State Department of Revenue.
Web Link: General Board Information
Appointment Application.pdf (183k PDF Form)

Jacksonville-Duval County Council on Elder Affairs

Category: Council District 2 (term ending 6/30/2018) 
Category: Council District 4 (term ending 6/30/2018) 
Category: Council District 5 (term ending 6/30/2018)
Category: Council District 7 (term ending 6/30/2017)
Category: Council District 9 (term ending 6/30/2017) 
Description: Serve as an advocate, for the older persons in the city, to the governmental agencies responsible for the various plans and programs designed to help older persons; Assist in the implementation of plans and programs selected by regional organizations, as they relate to the city and its citizens; Designate priorities among programs developed in the city by public, nonprofit and private providers concerning older persons.
Web Link: Council on Elder Affairs General Information
Appointment Application.pdf (183k PDF Form)

Jacksonville Health Facilities Authority

Category: Duval Resident
Length of Term: Term ending December 15, 2017
Description: Assist health facilities in the acquisition, construction, financing, and refinancing of projects.
Appointment Application.pdf (183k PDF Form)

Jacksonville Housing & Community Development Commission

Category: Duval Affordable Housing Home Building Industry (term ending 11/30/2018)
Category: Duval Affordable Housing Home Building Labor (term ending 11/30/2020)
Category: Duval Non-Profit Affordable Housing Provider (term ending 11/30/2019)
Category: Duval Real Estate Professional (term ending 11/30/2020) 
Description: Provide oversight and guidance to the Housing Services Division.
Make recommendations on all agreements entered into by the Housing Services Division and the Community Development Division through the Housing and Neighborhoods Department for and on behalf of the City.
Conduct any required public hearings, undertake the review, take any and all required actions for compliance, and make recommendations to the Council for adoption (and authorize the transmittal) as required by section 420.9076, Florida Statutes.
Conduct any required public hearings, undertake the review, take any and all required actions for compliance, and recommend to the Council for adoption (and authorize the transmittal) a "Consolidated Plan" as required by 24 CFR Part 91.
Web Link: JHCDC General Information
Appointment Application.pdf (202k PDF Form)

Jacksonville Police and Fire Pension Board of Trustees

Category: Duval Resident with 10 years of Professional Financial Experience
Length of Term: Four-Years
Description: Sole entity responsible for administering the Jacksonville Police and Fire Pension Fund.
Web Link: General Information
Appointment Application (183k PDF Form)

Jacksonville Waterways Commission

Category: Duval Resident
Length of Term: Term ending December 31, 2020
Description: Study and make recommendations to the Council with respect to the improvement, development and protection of the St. Johns River and all tidal waters, and all saltwater, estuarine and riverine wetlands in Duval County.  Formulate an overall plan for dealing with any problems that exist concerning the St. Johns River and all tidal waters in Duval County.  Devise methods of developing future uses of the St. Johns River and all tidal waters in Duval County.  Serve as the Duval County committee to review rules proposed by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission governing speed and operation of motorboats to protect manatees.  Assist the City in achievement of its state goal to improve the water quality of the City's wetlands resources over the long term and improve the water quality and fish and wildlife value of wetlands by review and making recommendations to the Council with respect to proposed land use amendments.  Conduct research, studies, collect and analyze data and prepare maps, charts and tables for accomplishment of its purposes.  Advise governmental units and the public concerning the improvement, development and protection of the St. Johns River and all tidal waters in Duval County.  Act as a coordinating agency for programs and activities affecting the improvement, development and protection of the St. Johns River and all tidal waters in Duval County.  Cooperate with the Planning and Development Department in the accomplishment of its purpose and act as a specialized advisor on the St. Johns River, all tidal waters and all saltwater, estuarine and riverine wetlands in Duval County to the department.
Web Link: General Information
Appointment Application (183k PDF Form)

JIA Area Redevelopment Agency Board

Category: School Board District 1 Resident (Term ending June 30, 2017)
Category: School Board District 5 Resident (Term ending June 30, 2019)
Description: Advisory board to the Office of Economic Development.
Web Link: General Information
Appointment Application (203k PDF Form)

JSEB Monitoring Committee

Category: Duval Resident Non-JSEB Contractor
Category: Duval Resident JSEB Contractor
Length of Term: Three Years
Description: Review the status of the goals of the Jacksonville Small Emerging Businesses Program, along with a comparison of the achievements under the Program compared with the goals.
Web Link: General Information
Appointment Application (183k PDF Form)

Public Service Grant Council

Category: Duval Resident (Grant Experience Preferred) 
Length of Term: Three Years
Description: Assess needs through establishing the priority population, as approved by City Council; recommend the process by which recipients shall be chosen; review and consider the annual needs for public services; establish recommended priorities for services; review and evaluate all Public Service Grant applications; serve as an on-site evaluator and lead reviewer for a selected number of applicants; attend orientation sessions and all review sessions; full participation in the funding recommendation process; and allocation of the lump sum appropriation to applicant organizations shall be made by the Public Service Grant Council.
Web Link: General Information
Appointment Application.pdf (183k PDF Form)

TRUE Commission

Category: Duval Resident
Length of Term: Three Years
Description: Act as an advisory body to the city concerning fiscal policy.  Improve the city's long-range financial soundness, planning budgeting, and management and to keep the public better informed about important issues related to city financing and budgeting.  May choose to review any aspect of fiscal policy, including:

•The city's long-range financial soundness, planning budgeting, and management;
•The city's budgetary process, including taxation, revenue generation, expenditures, use of permit fees and user fees, bonding capacity, franchise fees, state and federal mandates, privatization, "zero based" financing and other similar topics;
•The appropriateness of each revenue source the city receives to make up its annual general revenue budget;
•Potential new revenue sources, such as impact fees, and the use of any such funds;
•The pre- and post-retirement benefit structure for city employees and the potential impact on the financial status of the city;
•Recommendations that will help make Jacksonville the most fairly-taxed and financially-sound city in the nation;
•Recommendations to keep the public better informed about important issues of city financing and budgeting which affect their lives;
•Other areas as the Commission may determine are appropriate and within their scope.

Web Link: General Information 
Appointment Application (183k PDF Form)