Boards and Commissions
During the COVID-19 pandemic State of Emergency, the City of Jacksonville took steps to keep local government open and accessible to the public, while also protecting the health, safety and welfare of the community, by holding all public meetings via electronic means. This was permitted because the Governor of Florida issued Executive Order 20-69 authorizing local government boards to meet virtually. Executive Order 20-69 expired on November 1, 2020, and public meetings must resume in person following pre-pandemic rules. Below you will find a how to guide meant to help City boards, commissions, committees, task forces, etc. maintain public safety while returning to pre-pandemic rules regarding public meetings.
Download the Guide: How to Hold a Public Meeting in the Pandemic Era: An Abbreviated Guide for City Boards and Commissions
Advisory Boards and Commissions
These boards and commissioners serve an advisory role, providing advice, research and residents' perspectives to the mayor and City Council.
Board Members: Please see ethics training materials at the bottom of this page.
Asian American Advisory Board
Better Jacksonville Plan Project Administration Committee
Citizen Planning Advisory Committees
Concurrency & Mobility Management Systems Technical Advisory Committee
Cultural Service Grant Program Committee
Duval County Election Advisory Panel
Hispanic American Advisory Board
Jacksonville Advisory Council on Sexual Assault
Jacksonville-Duval County Council on Elder Affairs
Jacksonville Housing & Community Development Commission
Jacksonville Waterways Commission
Jesse B. Smith Memorial Scholarship Review Committee
Joint Planning Committee
Keep Jacksonville Beautiful: A Clean City Commission
Lex Hester Memorial Scholarship Review Committee
Mayor's Advisory Commission on Television, Motion Picture & Commercial Production
Mayor's Commission on the Status of Women
Mayor's Council for Fitness and Well-Being
Metropolitan Jacksonville Area HIV Health Services Planning Council
Northwest Jacksonville Economic Development Fund Advisory Committee
Police & Fire Pension Fund Financial Investment & Advisory Committee
Ritz Theatre and Museum Board of Directors
Safety and Crime Reduction Commission
Subdivision Standards & Policy Advisory Committee
TRUE-Taxation, Revenue & Utilization of Expenditures Commission
Victim Assistance Advisory Council
Young Leaders Advisory Council
Community Redevelopment Area Boards
JIA Community Redevelopment Agency Advisory Board
KingSoutel Crossing Community Redevelopment Agency Advisory Board
Renew Arlington Community Redevelopment Agency Advisory Board
Oversight Boards and Commissions
These boards and commissions serve in a oversight capacity and may allocate city funding within some programs.
Art in Public Places Committee
Better Jacksonville Financial Administration Committee
Board of Library Trustees
City of Jacksonville Retirement System Board of Trustees
Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville
Duval County Job Opportunity Board
Duval County Tourist Development Council
JSEB Monitoring Committee
Kids Hope Alliance
Opioid Settlement Proceeds Grants Program
Public Service Grant Council
Regulatory Boards and Commissions
Regulatory boards and commission exercise regulatory authority, such as the power to make rulings and impose penalties in accordance with various sections of the Ordinance Code.
Building Codes Adjustment Board
Civil Service Board
Construction Trades Qualifying Board
Context Sensitive Streets Standards Committee
Downtown Development Review Board
Environmental Protection Board
Jacksonville Ethics Commission
Jacksonville Historic Preservation Commission
Jacksonville Human Rights Commission
Public Nuisance Abatement Board (PNAB)
Tower Review Committee
Value Adjustment Board
Independent and Quasi-Independent Boards and Agencies
The authorities and commissions listed below are integral to the smooth operation of Jacksonville's city government, in most cases provided oversight and quidance to city agencies that provide key services to its residents.
Downtown Investment Authority
Duval County Research & Development Authority
JAA-Jacksonville Aviation Authority
Jacksonville Health Facilities Authority
Jacksonville Police & Fire Pension Board of Trustees
JHA-Jacksonville Housing Authority
JHFA-Jacksonville Housing Finance Authority
JPA-Jacksonville Port Authority
JTA-Jacksonville Transportation Authority
Important legal information for all current or potential board and commission members from the City's Ethics Officer:
Ethics Training for Boards & Commissions
All members of City Boards and Commissions are required by local law to complete training provided by the City’s Ethics Office. This should be completed within six months of appointment and renewed at least once every four years. A completed knowledge check is required prior to training. Please reach out to the City’s Ethics office, email@example.com, or to your board’s City liaison for details.
Bi-Monthly Ethics Training for Boards & Commissions
Every Board and Commission member should attend at least one training session every four years.
2023 Schedule of Ethics Training Sessions
- Thursday, January 19, 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. (ZOOM)
- Thursday, March 23, 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. (LYNWOOD ROBERTS ROOM)
- Thursday, May 25, 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. (ZOOM)
- Thursday, July 27, 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. (LYNWOOD ROBERTS ROOM)
- Thursday, September 28, 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. (ZOOM)
- Thursday, November 30, 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. (LYNWOOD ROBERTS ROOM)
If you are interested in volunteering to serve on one of the City's boards or commissions, please visit the Appointment Opportunities page.
To review a summary of individual boards and commissions' prior year activities, meeting information, membership, and assessment of effectiveness, please visit the Boards & Commissions Annual Reports page.
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