The Jacksonville City Council is seeking Duval County residents to serve on local boards and commissions. Citizen board members play an integral role in local government by providing advisory and regulatory oversight on a variety of important issues. Board members are volunteers who are appointed by City Council or the Mayor to serve for a term with a set end date. This is a unique and fulfilling way to serve your community and become more engaged with local government.

How to Apply

Applicants interested in seeking appointment must reside in Duval County. 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) 630-7234 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 appointment bill number and the date and time the candidate will need to appear before the Rules Committee.

Appointment applications are kept on file for two years. Appointment offers by the Council President can come at any point within that time frame. Although, all attempts are made to place applicants on their primary board of interest an appointment offer could be made to serve on another board to which the applicant is qualified to serve. 

**Please note: Attendance is an integral part of serving on one of the City's Boards or Commissions. Many of the boards meet monthly and require a quorum in order to meet. Please review the Time Commitment section below to gain a better understanding of the time requirement for each board.**

Click here for additional information regarding the City Council Appointment Process (53k)
Click here to view important legal information for all current or potential board and commission members from the City's Ethics Officer (40k)

If you have any questions or would like to be added to the City Council Board and Commission Appointments mailing list please contact citycouncilboards@coj.net
 

Time Commitment:

Individual boards meet on a monthly, quarterly, annually, or as needed basis.The length of meetings can fluctuate depending on the number and complexity of issues scheduled to be discussed on an agenda, however a good estimate is 1-3 hours for general meetings and around an hour for subcommittee meetings. A schedule listing the regular date, time, and frequency of meetings for each board can be found here: Board & Commission Schedule. General meeting frequency is listed next to each appointment opening. Please see the below time categories for reference:

Low Time Commitment = Quarterly or Annual Meetings
Medium Time Commitment = Monthly Meetings
High Time Commitment = Multiple Monthly Meetings
 

Current Appointment Opportunities:

Building Codes Adjustment Board [Medium Time Commitment]

Category: Duval Resident
Term Ending: September 30, 2021
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
Meeting Schedule: Monthly, 2nd Thursday, 4:00 PM
Appointment Application.pdf (183k PDF Form)

Jacksonville-Duval County Council on Elder Affairs [Medium Time Commitment]

**Please Note: All COEA members shall be age 60 or older, and should not be providers of services or employees of the local, state or federal government.**
Category:
 Council District 2 (term ending 6/30/2020) 
Category: Council District 3 (term ending 6/30/2020)
Category: Council District 4 (term ending 6/30/2020) 
Category: Council District 5 (term ending 6/30/2020)
Category: Council District 6 (term ending 6/30/2019)
Category: Council District 7 (term ending 6/30/2019)
Category: Council District 12 (term ending 6/30/2020)
Category: Council District 14 (term ending 6/30/2019)
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
Meeting Schedule: Monthly, 3rd Wednesday, 10:00 AM
Appointment Application.pdf (183k PDF Form)

Jacksonville Health Facilities Authority [Low Time Commitment]

Category: Duval Resident
Term Ending: December 15, 2021
Description: Assist health facilities in the acquisition, construction, financing, and refinancing of projects.
Web Link: General Board Information
Meeting Schedule: As Needed (There are no regularly scheduled meetings as this board only meets in the event of a hospital bonding request.)
Appointment Application.pdf (183k PDF Form)

TRUE Commission [High Time Commitment]

Category: Resident with financial experience
Term Ending: June 30, 2021
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 Board Information
Meeting Schedule: Monthly, 1st Thursday, 4:00 PM
Appointment Application.pdf (183k PDF Form)