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, 2020
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)

Early Learning Coalition of Duval [Medium Time Commitment]

Category: Duval Resident
Term Ending: June 30, 2022
Description: Create a coordinated and integrated system for school readiness services to better prepare children for entry into kindergarten with an emphasis on literacy skills for children who may be at risk for future school failure. The Coalition recognizes parents as their children's first teachers, and seeks to assist parents by providing opportunities to enhance their children's chances for educational success by participating in quality school readiness programs that can better prepare children for school.
Web Link: General Board Information
Meeting Schedule: Monthly, 11:30 AM
Appointment Application.pdf (183k PDF Form)

Election Advisory Panel [Low Time Commitment]

Category: Duval Resident
Term Ending: April 16, 2020
Description: Study and make recommendations to the Supervisor of Elections to increase the quality of voter registration and education efforts as well as to enhance the voter's election-day experience, including poll worker training, polling locations, ballot styles, and fraud prevention. Evaluate and recommend improvements on the election effectiveness, including number of overvotes, undervotes and spoiled ballots, voter complaints, and voter turnout. Review and comment on ballot styles, instructions and absentee ballot appearance. Make an annual report to Council on progress, including an incorporation of any statistics, charts, studies, reports, or other data and materials generated.
Web Link: General Board Information
Meeting Schedule: Monthly, 11:30 AM
Appointment Application.pdf (183k PDF Form)

Health Planning Council of Northeast Florida, Inc. [Low - Medium Time Commitment]

Category: Purchaser
Term Ending: September 30, 2018
Description: Develop a district health plan. Advise the state department on health care issues and resource allocations.Promote public awareness of community health needs. Collect data and conduct analyses and studies related to health care needs of the district. Advise and assist local governments on the development of an optional health plan. Monitor and evaluate the adequacy, appropriateness and effectiveness of funds distributed to meet the needs of the medically indigent.
Web Link: General Board Information
Meeting Schedule: Odd Months, 4th Thursday, 3:00 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)

Jacksonville Housing & Community Development Commission [Medium Time Commitment]

Category: Duval Resident (term ending 11/30/2018)
Specifications: Candidates should possess some knowledge regarding affordable housing and represent one of the following categories: Real Estate Professional, Low-Income Advocate, For-Profit Provider, Non-Profit Provider, Residential Homebuilder, Home Building Labor, Banking/Mortgage Industry, Employer Representative, Resident, Local Planning Agency, Essential Services Personnel (Fire, Police, Teacher, Healthcare Worker).
Description: Provide oversight and guidance to the Housing and Community Development Division.
Make recommendations on all agreements entered into by the Housing and Community Development Division through the 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
Meeting Schedule: Monthly, 4th Wednesday, 9:30 AM
Appointment Application.pdf (202k PDF Form)

JIA Community Redevelopment Agency Advisory Board [Medium Time Commitment]

Category: School Board District 4 Representative
Term Ending: June 30, 2022
Description: Advisory board to the JIA Community Redevelopment Agency Board.
Web Link: General Information
Meeting Schedule: Monthly, 2nd Wednesday, 3:30 PM
Appointment Application (203k PDF Form)

Public Service Grant Council [High Time Commitment]

Category: Duval Resident
Term Ending: December 31, 2020
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
Meeting Schedule: Monthly, 2nd Wednesday
Appointment Application.pdf (183k PDF Form)