City of Fort Lauderdale - Board and Committee Seeking Applicants
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Boards and Committees Seeking Applicants

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The City of Fort Lauderdale City Commission is seeking applicants to join several advisory boards and committees.

Affordable Housing Advisory Committee

Purpose: Review established policies and procedures, ordinances, land development regulations and adopted comprehensive plan and recommend specific actions or initiatives to encourage or facilitate affordable housing while protecting the ability of the property to appreciate in value; to evaluate the implementation of affordable housing incentives; to make recommendations to the city commission on matters related to affordable housing issues; submit to the city commission triennially, the State Housing Initiative Partnership report that includes recommendations to establish and evaluate the implementation of affordable housing incentives in the areas provided in Section 420.9076 (2), Florida Statutes; prepare an overall strategy integrating polices, plans and program delivery related to affordable housing and the use of state and federal entitlement funds; and to recommend strategies and procedures that when implemented will increase the City's capacity to provide more affordable housing.

Meeting Date: Second Monday, 8:00 a.m., unless otherwise noted
Location: Building Services Center, 700 NW 19th Avenue, Conference Room
Term: Three years

Current available categories for appointments:

  • Actively serves on the City’s Local Planning Agency pursuant to Section 163.3174, Florida Statutes
  • Represents employers in Fort Lauderdale

Membership guidelines are that board members live or work within the City. The committee shall consist of members actively engaged in the area of affordable housing, as follows: residential home building industry; banking/mortgage banking or mortgage industry; areas of labor in home building; advocate for low-income persons; for-profit provider; not-for-profit provider; real estate professional; resident of the city; member of the City's Local Planning Agency pursuant to Florida Statute 163.3174; representative of employers in the city; representative of essential services personnel as defined in the City's Housing Assistance Plan; active in local community improvement activities and one additional member.

Audit Advisory Board

Purpose: To advise the City Commission regarding appointment, compensation and retention of the independent auditor selected by the City to prepare or issue an audit report or perform other audits or attesting services for the city and to oversee such services; evaluate annually the independent auditor's qualifications, performance and independence taking into consideration the opinion of city management and the Internal Audit Director; review the draft annual audited financial statements, including management's discussion and analysis of financial condition and results of operations and discuss with management and the independent auditor prior to the filing of the comprehensive annual financial report; review the independent auditor's annual management letter recommendations on internal control and accounting procedures and make recommendations to the City Manager and City Commission regarding appropriate response and resources to address audit findings; review the reports of the Internal Audit Director with responses from management and annual and interim planned work activities and advise City Commission regarding adequacy of staffing and other resources to accomplish the overall scope and plans for internal audits; review City's compliance with legal and regulatory requirements related to revenues, expenditures, assets, liabilities and any other financial matters; review City's major financial risk, exposures and steps taken to monitor and control such exposures.

Meeting Date: Quarterly, unless otherwise noted
Location: To be advised when meetings are calendared
Term: One year

Membership guidelines are that board members live, work or own real property within the City, and individual’s familiar with auditing procedures through their experience with accounting or corporate management be represented.

Aviation Advisory Board

Purpose: To recommend to the City Commission action necessary for the planning, establishment, development, construction, enlargement, improvement, maintenance, operation, regulation and policing of airports owned, operated and controlled by the City.

Meeting Date: Fourth Thursday, 1:30 p.m., unless otherwise noted
Location: Executive Airport-Administration Office, 6000 NW 21st Avenue
Term: One year

Membership guidelines are that board members live, work or own real property within the City.

Budget Advisory Board

Purpose: To Provide the City with input regarding the taxpayers’ perspective in the development of the annual operating budget; to review projections and estimates from the city manager regarding revenues and expenditures for upcoming fiscal year; to advise the city commission on service levels and priorities and fiscal solvency; and to submit recommendations to the city commission no later than August 15 of each year regarding a budget for the upcoming fiscal year.

Meeting Date: Third Wednesday, 6:00 p.m., unless otherwise noted
Location: City Hall, 8th Floor Conference Room
Term: One year

Membership guidelines are that board members live, work or own real property within the City; and that the following qualifications are represented on the board, whenever possible: community, financial, educational and commercial, with representation of small and large businesses.

Cemetery System Board of Trustees

Purpose: To administer and oversee the operations of the municipal cemeteries.

Meeting Date: Second Thursday every other month, 3:30 p.m., unless otherwise noted
Location: City Hall, 8th Floor Conference Room
Term: One year

Code Enforcement Board

Purpose:  Hear and decide cases in which violations are alleged of any provision of the Florida Building Code, Broward County Edition and violations of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Fort Lauderdale when alleged together with a violation of the Florida Building Code.

Meeting Date:  Fourth Tuesday, 9:00 a.m., unless otherwise noted
Location:  City Hall, 1st Floor Chambers
Term:  Three years

Membership guidelines are that board members reside in the city and shall include, whenever possible, persons experienced in the following professions: architect, business person, engineer, general contractor, subcontractor and realtor. 

Community Appearance Board

Purpose: To present promotional, educational, and award programs and events which further efforts to improve the overall community appearance of the City of Fort Lauderdale. Acknowledge excellence in design, landscape and building property management.

Meeting Date: Second Wednesday 5:30 p.m., unless otherwise noted
Location: City Hall, 8th Floor Conference Room
Term: One year

Membership guidelines are that board members live, work or own real property within the City; and that the following professional categories be represented on the board, whenever possible: 1) licensed architect, 2) licensed landscape architect, 3) licensed interior designer as well as design and development professionals such as land planners, arborist, contractors, realtors, attorneys, etc.

Community Services Board

PURPOSE: To encourage citizen involvement and participation in community affairs at all levels and provide a vehicle for receiving and transmitting information between residents and the city commission; review and recommend applications to the city commission for Community Block Grant allocations for public service activities and for housing opportunities for persons with HIV/AIDS (HOPWA) funds for housing related services based upon a budget provided to the board by the city commission; and act as the advisory board for HOPWA grant activities and report findings and recommendations to city commission.

Meeting Date: Second Monday, 4:00 p.m., unless otherwise noted
Location: City Hall, 1st Floor Chambers
Term: One Year

Current available categories for appointment:

  • Broward County employee involved in administration of Ryan White funds or other grants associated with assisting person with HIV/AIDS in Broward County
  • Employed by public housing authority

Membership guidelines shall consist of at least three residents from each quadrant of the city and three at-large members. At-large members to be representative of various professions and occupations as determined appropriate. One member shall be a Broward County employee involved in the administration of Ryan White funds or other grants associated with assisting person with HIV/AIDS; a second member shall be from the HIV/AIDS community that includes a person living with HIV/AIDS or a person advocating on behalf of a person with HIV/AIDS in Broward County; a third member shall be a person employed by public housing authority.

Education Advisory Board

Purpose: Advise the city commission on issues relating to educational matters which will impact the quality of education for City residents, or which will impact education facilities located within the City.

Meeting Date: Third Thursday, 6:30 p.m., unless otherwise noted
Location: City Hall, 1st Floor Chambers
Term: One year

Membership guidelines are that board members live, work or own real property within the City or be affiliated with an educational facility located within the City; and that the following qualifications be represented on the board, whenever possible: business community, parent teacher student organization/parent teacher association, civic association(s), broward county school board, the public school system, the private school system, and the post secondary education system.

Enterprise Zone Development Agency (Broward County)

Purpose: Seek ways to relax or eliminate fiscal and regulatory constraints and identify supportive actions that facilitate business investments in distressed areas. Provide the necessary means to assist local communities, their residents, and the private sector in creating the proper economic and social environment to induce investment of private resources in productive business enterprises located in severely distressed areas.

Meeting Date: Fourth Thursday, 9:30 a.m., every other month, unless otherwise noted

Location: City Hall, 8th Floor Conference Room

Term: Four Years

Membership from each of the following categories is encouraged:

  • Local chamber of commerce
  • Local law enforcement agencies
  • Local financial or insurance entity
  • Businesses operating within the nominated areas
  • Residents of the distressed area
  • Nonprofit community-based organizations
  • Local private industry council
  • Local code enforcement agencies

General Employees Retirement System, Board of Trustees

Purpose:  To administer the Pension Plan of the city for the general employees.
Meeting Date:  First Thursday, 9:00 a.m., unless otherwise noted
Location:  316 NE 4th Street, Suite 2
Term:  Three years

Membership guidelines is the board shall consist of seven members, four elected city employees and three appointed by the Mayor with the approval of the City Commission.

Insurance Advisory Board

Purpose: Review all aspects of the City’s insurance program and needs and make recommendations to the city commission thereon.

Meeting Date: First Wednesday 8:00 a.m., unless otherwise noted
Location: City Hall, 8th Floor Conference Room
Term: One year

Membership guidelines are that board members live, work or own real property within the City.

Northwest-Progresso-Flagler Heights Redevelopment Board

Purpose: To review the Plan for the NPFCRA and recommend any changes to the plan. To make recommendations regarding the exercise of the city commission's powers as a community redevelopment agency in order to implement the plan and carry out and effectuate the purposes and provisions of Chapter 61-2165, Laws of Florida and Section 163.330 through 163.450, Florida Statutes in the NPFCRA. To receive input from members of the public interested in redevelopment of the NPFCRA and to report such information to the city commission.

Meeting Date: Fourth Wednesday 3:30 p.m., unless otherwise noted
Location: City Hall, 8th Floor Conference Room
Term: Three years

Membership guidelines in making appointments, consideration should be given to seeking representatives as follows: 1) Ten members from the Northwest area and five members from the Progresso and Flagler Heights area who reside, engage in business or both in the respective areas; 2) a financier or banker, an architect, an engineer, an educator, a law enforcement professional, social worker; 3) a person experienced in real estate sales and development; 4) an urban planner or design professional; and 5) a building contractor.

Nuisance Abatement Board

PURPOSE:  To promote, protect, and improve the health, safety, and welfare of the citizens by imposing administrative fines and other non-criminal penalties in order to provide an equitable, expeditious, effective, and inexpensive method of enforcing ordinances under circumstances when a pending or repeated violation continues to exist.

Meeting Date: Second Thursday, 7:00 p.m., unless otherwise noted
Location: City Hall, 1st Floor Chambers
Term: One Year

Membership guidelines are that members must be a resident of the City. 

Police and Firefighters Retirement System, Board of Trustees

Purpose:  To administer the pension plan of the city for the Police and Firefighters employees.
Meeting Date:  Second Wednesday, 12:30 PM, unless otherwise noted
Location:  888 South Andrews Avenue, Suite 202
Term:  Four years

Membership guidelines is that the two members appointed by the City Commission shall be residents of the city.

Unsafe Structures Board

Purpose:  Is to establish uniform minimum standards for the occupancy of dwelling, hotel and rooming structures and for uniform minimum standards for the maintenance of the premises occupied or adjacent to such structures, including vacant lots and the premises of business establishments located in proximity thereto.

Meeting Date;  Third Thursday, 3:00 p.m., unless otherwise noted
Location:  City Hall, 1st Floor Chambers
Term:  Three years

Membership guidelines is that the board shall consist of nine members, as follows:  a registered engineer, a registered architect, a general building contractor, an electrical contractor, an attorney at law, a plumbing contractor, a real estate appraiser, a real estate property manager, and citizen with experience and background in the field of social problems.  Members shall be permanent residents of the city, who possess outstanding reputations for civic activity, interest, integrity, responsibility and business or professional ability.

How to Apply

All interested applicants may apply by completing a Board and Committee Application PDF File.

Additional information is available in the Summary of Boards and Committees PDF File.

If you have any questions, you may call Arleen Gross, City Clerk's Office, at 954-828-5288 or e-mail AGross@fortlauderdale.gov.