The Collier County Board of County Commissioners is seeking applications for positions on several advisory committees. Members of committees must reside in and be registered to vote in Collier County. Instructions on how to apply are below.
The Affordable Housing Advisory Committee has four vacant seats in the following categories related to affordable housing: Labor engaged in home building, Banking and Mortgage industry, For-Profit Provider of Affordable Housing, representative of the local planning agency. This committee was created in accordance with Sect. 420.9076 Fla. Stat., to review policies, procedures, ordinances, land development regulations, and the adopted local government comprehensive plan, and to recommend specific actions or initiatives to encourage affordable housing. Terms are three years.
The Bayshore/Gateway Triangle CRA Board has one vacancy for an at-large representative who resides or engages in business or both in the Bayshore/Gateway Triangle Redevelopment Area. This nine-member board assists in the implementation of the redevelopment plan for the Bayshore/Gateway Triangle area. Terms are three years. The application period for this vacancy will close on Tuesday, December 4th, at 3:00 p.m.
The Black Affairs Advisory Board has three vacant seats. 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 two vacancies. Applicants must represent one of the following professions: a licensed plumbing or mechanical contractor, or a state licensed architect or structural engineer. 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 Code Enforcement Board has a vacant seat for an alternate member. This seven-member board with two alternates is composed of individuals representing the occupations of architect, business owner, engineer, general contractor, subcontractor and realtor, who are considered on the basis of their experience or interest in the areas of the codes and ordinances to be enforced. Members are required to file a Form 1 Statement of Financial Interest each year with the Supervisor of Elections. Terms are 3 years. This is a Quasi-Judicial Board.
The Contractors Licensing Board has one current vacancy for a consumer representative. Applicants should have no ties to the construction industry. This nine-member board was created to determine the qualifications of applicants for the various categories of the Contractors' Certificates of Competency. They also hold hearings to determine if a certificate of competency of any contractor, master or journeyman should be revoked. Terms are three years. This is a Quasi-Judicial Board.
The Educational Facilities Authority has one vacancy. The purpose of this five-member authority is to assist institutions for higher education in the construction, financing, and refinancing of projects. One member shall be a trustee, director, officer, or employee of an institution for higher education located in Collier County. Terms are five years.
The Golden Gate Community Center Advisory Board has one seat expiring in December. 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 Growth Management Oversight Committee has a vacancy for a member representing the Rural Land Stewardship Area (RLSA). Applicants must be either residents of, own property in, or have a business interest within the RLSA. This committee was created to assist the Board of County Commissioners in facilitating the public review of the following four sub-area/master plans within the Growth Management Plan: the Rural Fringe Mixed Use District, the Golden Gate Estates and Golden Gate City area (combined), the Rural Land Stewardship Area, and the Immokalee Urban Area. Members shall serve until the completion of the project.
The Immokalee Beautification MSTU Advisory Committee has one vacancy. 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 new Infrastructure Surtax Citizen Oversight Committee is seeking applications for seven open seats: five members shall be residents of each of the five commission districts, and two members shall be at-large members. Applicants should have background and experience related to financial or business management. This seven-member committee was formed for the purpose of providing for citizen review of the County’s expenditure of the proceeds from the Collier County and Municipal Infrastructure One-Cent Sales Surtax. Initial terms for at-large members shall be one year, and terms for district seats shall be two years.
The Parks and Recreation Advisory Board has two Urban Area seats and one Immokalee seat expiring in December. This seven-member committee advises the BCC on any matters concerning acquisition, development and programs involving parks and recreation facilities in Collier County. Membership consists of one member from the Immokalee Community Park District and six members from the Naples and Urban Area Community Park District. Terms are four years.
The Public Transit Advisory Committee has one current vacancy for a member representing 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 Senior Advisory Committee is seeking applications for a member from commission district 5. Applicants for commission district seats must be nominated by the commissioner of the district they reside in. All members must be 62 years of age or older. The purpose of this committee is to assist the Board of County Commissioners in compiling and identifying issues and relevant best practices concerning senior citizens in Collier County. Terms are one year, unless further extended by the BCC.
The Value Adjustment Board has one vacancy for an alternate member in the Homestead Citizen category. The Clerk of the Circuit Court serves as the Clerk to the VAB, which is the process whereby property owners can appeal their tax assessments. The VAB consists of two County Commissioners, one Collier County School Board member, one Collier County Homestead Citizen member and one Collier County Business Citizen member. Collier County’s VAB is required to contract Special Magistrates, based on population size, to hear the various types of petition appeals including: Exemption/Classifications, Tangible Personal Property, Residential Property Tax Appeals and Commercial Property Tax Appeals.
To apply for an advisory committee vacancy, submit an application online at https://www.colliercountyfl.gov/your-government/advisory-boards/online-advisory-board-application. After you complete the application, click on “Submit Form.” To receive an immediate e-mail confirmation that your application was received, you must include your e-mail address in the application.
Residents interested in applying for advisory committee positions may also obtain an application by calling 239-252-8400, or from https://www.colliercountyfl.gov/modules/showdocument.aspx?documentid=25235. Please forward to the attention of Wanda Rodriguez, County Attorney's Office, 3299 Tamiami Trail East, Suite 800, Naples, Florida 34112-5746.