Advisory Board Current Vacancies
Updated December 2, 2020
Affordable Housing Advisory Committee (10 Positions) – Not less frequently than every three (3) years, the advisory committee shall review the established policies and procedures, ordinances, land development regulations, and adopted local government comprehensive plan of the appointing local government and shall recommend specific actions or initiatives to encourage of facilitate affordable housing while protecting the ability of the property to appreciate in value.
Board of Adjustment (7 Positions) – District 1, District 2, District 3, District 4, District 5, At-Large – Members of the Board of Adjustment shall be knowledgeable in comprehensive planning and shall be familiar with the Osceola County Comprehensive Plan, the Osceola County Land Development Code and other applicable regulations. Members of the Board of Adjustment serve at the pleasure of the Board of County Commissioners. The Board of Adjustment shall have the authority to grant or deny, wholly or in part, any request for a variance from the specified regulations and grant conditional use requests pursuant to the appropriate findings and further that it is not contrary to the public interest and the health, safety, comfort, convenience, and welfare of the citizens of Osceola County, or that the request conflicts with provisions of this Code. Must live in either County Commission District 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5. Typically meets the 3rd Tuesday of each month. Terms are four (4) years, unless it is to fill a vacant position.
Code Enforcement Board (1 Position) – Alternate – The Code Enforcement Board shall be empowered to hear and adjudicate cases presented before them on matters involving codes and ordinances adopted by the Osceola County Commission. It is the intent of the Board of County Commissioners, by adopting Chapter 7 of the Osceola County Code of Ordinances, to provide an equitable, expeditious, effective and inexpensive method of enforcing the County’s Code and Ordinances. Examples of some of the Codes the Code Board hears would be; occupational license violations, building code, fire, mechanical, electrical and plumbing codes, zoning and sign ordinance violations and other various codes and ordinances. The Code Board is comprised of seven (7) members who shall be residents of the County and who shall be appointed by the Board of County Commission on the basis of experience or interest in the subject jurisdiction of the Board. Pursuant to Florida Statute the membership of the Code Board shall, whenever possible, consist of the following: Architect, Business Person, Engineer, General Contractor, Subcontractor or Realtor. The Code Enforcement Board typically meets the third (3rd) Wednesday of every month at 3:00pm in the Board Chambers located on the fourth (4th) floor of the Administration Building.
Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Citizens Advisory Task Force (4 Positions) – District 2, District 5, At-Large – The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Citizen Advisory Task Force increases public awareness of the function of the community Development Block Grant Program and the types of assistance available to low and moderate income residents. In this role, the Task Force reviews and provides input on the Action Plan, Consolidated Plan, citizen Participation Plan and Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing. The Task Force also provides input on the implementation of community projects. Fifty-one percent of Task force members must meet the low and moderate income definition (households at or below 80 percent area median income). The committee meets twice a year at the Osceola County Human Services office in the Beaumont Complex, 330 N. Beaumont Avenue, Kissimmee, FL 34741
Fire and Rescue Advisory Board (3 Positions) - District 1, District 5, At-Large – The Fire and Rescue Advisory Commission considers various operational and budgetary aspects of Osceola County’s fire services and makes recommendations to the Board of County Commissioners. Meetings are scheduled the first Thursday of every month and take place in the following location: Emergency Operations Center, 2586 Partin Settlement Road, Kissimmee, FL 34747
Housing Finance Authority (1 Position) – The Housing Finance Authority is composed of five (5) residents of the County serving for four (4) years or until their successors are appointed and are qualified. Florida Statutes 159.605 provides that not less than a majority of the members of the Housing Finance Authority shall be knowledgeable in one of the following fields: Labor, Finance or Commerce. These are the only qualifications for membership on the Authority, established by Law.
Library Advisory Board (5 Positions) – District 1, District 2, District 3, District 4, District 5 – The Library Advisory Board is a visionary force, meeting the needs of a growing and diverse community.
Planning Commission (5 Positions) – District 1, District 3, District 5 – Members of the Planning Commission act as the Local Planning Agency, a state mandated review board. Commissioners shall be knowledgeable in the field of comprehensive planning and shall be familiar with the Osceola County Comprehensive Plan, the Osceola County Land Development Code and other applicable regulations. The Planning Commission reviews proposed land development regulations and codes as well as the Local Comprehensive Plan and makes recommendations to the Board of County Commissioners. Must reside in either County Commission District 1, 3, or 5. Typically meets the 1st Thursday of each month. Terms are four (4) years, unless it is to fill a vacant position.
W192 Development Authority (1 Position) – Commission District - Tourist Development Council– Member shall be recommended by the Tourist Development Council and be an Osceola County resident or own or lease property within the Development Authority boundaries and have substantial and relevant experience in one or more of the following areas: economic development; real estate development; community development; financing capital projects; or tourist executive. Terms of office - four (4) years. Typically meets the 1st Thursday of each month.