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Advisory Board Current Vacancies

Updated May 18, 2020

Affordable Housing Advisory Committee (2 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.

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.

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

Fire and Rescue Advisory Board (1 Position) – District 3 – 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

Planning Commission (2 Positions) – District 1, District 3 – 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 County Commission District 1 or District 3. Typically meets the 1st Thursday of each month. Terms are four (4) years, unless it is to fill a vacant position.

Value Adjustment Board (1 Position) – Citizen Appointment to the 2020 Value Adjustment Board – The Citizen must own homestead property within Osceola County appointed by the county’s governing body. Citizen members must not be:

a. A member or employee of any taxing authority in this state,

b. A person who represents property owners, property appraisers, tax collectors, or taxing authorities in any administrative or judicial review of property taxes.

c. Citizen members shall be appointed in a manner to avoid conflicts of interest or the appearance of conflicts of interest.

Those interested in applying may visit https://www.osceola.org/agencies-departments/advisory-boards/ for a listing of all boards and the application documents required.