Media Release

Rural Concerns Advisory Committee Vacancies

Monday, July 13, 2015 3:45 PM

​ALACHUA COUNTY, FL - Alachua County is seeking applicants to fill openings on the Rural Concerns Advisory Committee. The committee meets on the third Tuesday of each month at 4 p.m., at the Alachua County Extension Office (2800 NE 39 Avenue, Gainesville). The County Commission established the committee to provide guidance and advice to the Board regarding rural concerns and issues in Alachua County. They discuss fairground planning efforts, agricultural and local food policies and programs, provision of services to rural areas, and issues affecting the agricultural community.

The responsibilities of the committee are to establish the importance of rural, unincorporated agricultural and historic settlements; assist in the development and evaluation of policies and programs affecting the rural areas of the County; represent the rural areas in the County’s various community planning processes and hearings; and assist in the recognition and determination of the needs of the County’s rural residents, and advise the Board accordingly.

Current and upcoming vacancies include those involved in agriculture or silviculture, members of the Alachua County Farm Bureau, residents of the unincorporated area of the County outside the Urban Cluster, and an alternate member position.

Interested applicants may apply online (scroll down the page to Rural Concerns Advisory Committee).

For more information, contact Alachua County Growth Management Planner Holly Banner at 352-374-5249 or


  • 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).