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Collier County Looking for Advisory Committee Members

Post Date:07/05/2017

The Collier County Board of County Commissioners is seeking applications for positions on several advisory committees. They are:

The Affordable Housing Advisory Committee has one seat expiring in September for a representative of a not-for-profit provider of affordable housing. This committee was created to monitor the implementation of the Affordable Housing Task Force's recommendations, and the goals, objectives, and policies of the Housing Elements of the County's Growth Management Plan and the City's Comprehensive Plan. The committee also determines the effect of proposed ordinances of affordable housing, and makes recommendations to the Board of County Commissioners and the Naples City Council; and investigates any other relevant areas so directed by the Board of County Commissioners. Terms are three years. 

The Black Affairs Advisory Board has three vacancies. This nine-member committee identifies and evaluates problems unique to the black community, reviews and recommends ways to ensure open communication between minorities and Collier County Government and provides periodic reports to the Board of County Commissioners. Terms are four years.

The Board of Building Adjustments and Appeals has one vacancy. Applicants must be either a licensed plumbing or mechanical contractor. This five-member board hears appeals on rejections or refusals by the Building Code Compliance director to approve mode of construction or materials to be used in construction or alteration of a structure.  Members must be knowledgeable in the following Collier County codes: Florida building codes, electrical code, fire prevention code, gas code, mechanical code and swimming pool code.  Terms are four years. This is a Quasi-Judicial Board.

The Conservation Collier Land Acquisition Advisory Committee has one vacancy. This committee's primary responsibility is to recommend to the Board of County Commissioners an Active Properties Acquisition List with qualified purchase recommendations of environmentally sensitive lands consistent with the goals of the Conservation Collier Land Acquisition Program.  Membership of the committee shall comprise broad and balanced representation including environmental and conservation interests, agricultural and business interests, educational interests and general civic and citizen interests within the county. Members shall have expertise, knowledge or interest in ecology, conservation of natural resources, real estate or land acquisition, land appraisal, land management, eco-tourism or environmental education. Terms are three years.

The Emergency Medical Authority has one vacancy for a citizen representative. Applicants must have no affiliation with any hospital, fire district, Emergency Medical Services (EMS), municipality or the Collier County Sheriff's Office. The purpose of this five-member authority is to assist the Board of County Commissioners and other agencies with issues affecting pre-hospital emergency medical services, to work to improve pre-hospital medical care, to evaluate current and future EMS needs, to serve as a catalyst to effect cooperation among agencies, to evaluate requests for all Certificates of Public Convenience and Necessity (COPCN) in Collier County, and make recommendations to the Board of County Commissioners. Terms are four years.

The Golden Gate Community Center Advisory Board has one vacancy. Members must reside within the boundaries of the Golden Gate Community Center Municipal Services Special Taxing District. This five-member committee advises the Board of County Commissioners on the budget and operation of the Golden Gate Community Center.  Terms are three years.

The Immokalee Beautification Municipal Service Taxing Unit (MSTU) Advisory Committee has one vacancy and one seat expiring in September. This five-member committee assists the Board of County Commissioners in the business affairs of the Immokalee Beautification Taxing District, and prepares and recommends an itemized budget to carry out the business of the district for each fiscal year.  Applicants must be permanent residents within the MSTU. Terms are four years. 

The Immokalee Local Redevelopment Advisory Board has one vacancy for an at-large member who resides or engages in business within the Immokalee Redevelopment area. This nine-member committee assists in the implementation of the redevelopment plan for the Immokalee area. Terms are three years.

The Ochopee Fire Control District Advisory Committee has two vacancies, one of which must be a representative from Everglades City (applicants must be recommended by the Mayor of Everglades City). This five-member committee advises the Board of County Commissioners on the budget and operation of the Ochopee Fire Control District. Terms are two years.

The Public Transit Advisory Committee has two vacancies. Applicants must represent health care services, social services or large employers. This seven-member committee makes recommendations to the Board of County Commissioners in matters related to transit policies, issues, programs and plans to provide mass transit services to the citizens of Collier County. Terms are three years.

The Radio Road Beautification Municipal Service Taxing Unit (MSTU) Advisory Committee has two vacancies. This five-member committee aids and assists the Board of County Commissioners in carrying out the purposes of providing curbing, watering facilities, plantings and maintenance of the median areas as set forth in Ordinance No. 96-84. The committee shall recommend work programs and priorities to the County Administrator. Members shall be permanent residents within the MSTU. Terms are four years.

To apply for an advisory committee vacancy, apply online at Advisory Committee Application. Residents may also receive a hard copy application by visiting colliergov.net or by calling Wanda Rodriguez at (239) 252-8400. Please forward your completed hard copy application to the attention of Wanda Rodriguez, County Attorney's Office, 3299 Tamiami Trail E., Suite 800, Naples, Florida 34112-5746. 

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