Advisory Board Current Vacancies
Updated September 18, 2020
Affordable Housing Advisory Committee (1 Position) – Category “Banking or Mortgage Industry related to Affordable Housing” – 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 (1 Position) – District 2 – Board of Adjustment (4 Positions – Dec. 31, 2020) – District 1, District 3, District 4, At-Large – Members of the Board of Adjustment 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. 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 is in conflict with provisions of this Code. Must reside in either County Commission District 1, 2, 3 or 4. Typically meets the 3rd Tuesday of each month. Terms are four (4) years, unless it is to fill a vacant position.
CareerSource Central Florida Board of Director (1 Position) – Representing Private For-Profit Business Seat for Osceola County – A representative of private sector who will be representatives of private, for-profit business in the area of advance manufacturing or high tech, and be chief executives, chief operating officers or other executives who have substantial management of policy responsibility. 3-Year Term: 7/1/2020 – 6/30/2023. Without limiting the generality of the functions, the Directors’ specific powers and responsibilities will be to:
a. Adopt, amend, repeal or alter the Articles and these Bylaws;
b. Elect and remove officers of the Corporation;
c. Ensure accountable management of real and personal property and the general business of the Corporation, including authorization and approval of material contracts and agreements on behalf of the Corporation, all in accordance with applicable law, the Articles and these Bylaws;
d. Establish policies, including monetary or other limits, within which the administration and staff of the Corporation may function independently, including any sale, lease, purchase or other transfer or disposition of any real or personal property of the Corporation, and how exceptions or over-limit transactions are handled;
e. Approve general rules and regulations for the administration of the Corporation and its personnel, and approve any substantial change in employee benefits of the Corporation;
f. Designate the person or persons authorized to make and sign bills, notes, checks, contracts, or other documents that are binding on the Corporation;
g. Establish and develop additional committees necessary or appropriate to fulfill the responsibilities of the Corporation's mission and purposes;
h. Approve the establishment, scope of activity, and bylaws of any auxiliary organizations, advisory boards, development councils and other such related organizations;
i. Delegate authority to the President/CEO of the Corporation;
j. Develop and approve business plans;
k. Approve any affiliation by the Corporation with one or more entities in any partnership, joint venture or joint enterprise;
l. Authorize any change in the character or business purpose of the operations of the Corporation; and
o. Approve any merger or consolidation of the Corporation with any other organization or entity.
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 (2 Positions) - 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
Tourist Development Council (2 Positions) – Seat 4 - Collector, Seat 8 - Non-Collector – The Tourist Development Council is composed of nine members who shall be appointed by the Board of County Commissioners. Each member shall strive to promote and support the industry of Tourism in Osceola County. Seat 4 - Collector shall be owner or operator of motels, hotels, recreational vehicle parks or other tourist accommodations located in the county and subject to the tax levied by this article. Seat 8 - Non-Collector shall be a person who is involved in the tourist industry and who has demonstrated an interest in tourist development, that isn’t an owner or operator of motels, hotels, recreational vehicle parks or other tourist accommodations in the county and subject to the tax hereby levied. The Council meets quarterly on the 2nd Tuesday of the month. Council members serve for staggered terms of four (4) years.