Media Release

Empowerment Center Oversight Advisory Board

Tuesday, September 23, 2014 4:00 PM

GRACE Marketplace

ALACHUA COUNTY, FL - The Alachua County and Gainesville City Commissions are pleased to receive applications for consideration to the Empowerment Center Oversight Advisory Board. Applications are being solicited for one member of the Advisory Board who must be a resident of Alachua County, and will be appointed by the four Commissioners. Applications must be received by Tuesday, October 7, 2014.

The Gainesville City Commission and Alachua County Board of County Commissioners have partnered to create this advisory board that will provide oversight for the Empowerment Center. The board will develop a long-term vision for the success of the Empowerment Center and the broad range of homeless and social/community services that are or may be provided at the center. The board will review the performance of the providers (including the existing provider) that utilize the Empowerment Center. However, the Oversight Advisory Board will not direct the day-to-day operations of the providers or the Empowerment Center.

The board will be advisory to the Gainesville City Commission and the Alachua County Board of County Commissioners. The Oversight Advisory Board consists of five members:

· Two members of the City Commission

· Two members of the Alachua County Board of County Commissioners

· One member, who is a resident of Alachua County

Interested persons are encouraged to apply online at either the City of Gainesville’s Advisory Board website or Alachua County’s Advisory Board website.

For paper applications or additional information contact:

· Alachua County Advisory Board Coordinator Jeremy Clements (on the second floor of the County Administration Building, 12 S.E. 1st Street, Gainesville) or by calling 352-264-6904 or

· Office of the Clerk of the Commission (Gainesville City Hall, 200 E. University Ave., 1st Floor) or by calling 352-334-5015.

Mail completed applications to, PO Box 5547, Gainesville, FL 32627, or fax 352-338-7363.​ 


  • Mark Sexton
  • Communications & Legislative Affairs Director
  • Phone: 352-374-5204
  • Cell: 352-283-2317

If you have a disability and need an accommodation in order to participate in a County program, service or public meeting, please contact the Alachua County Equal Opportunity Office at 352-374-5275 at least 2 business days prior to the event. TTY users please call 711 (Florida Relay Service).