Media Release

Empowerment Center Oversight Advisory Board

Tuesday, August 23, 2016 2:30 PM

ALACHUA COUNTY, FL - The Gainesville City Commission and the Alachua County Board of County Commissioners have partnered to create the Empowerment Center Oversight Advisory Board. Applications are being solicited for one member of the Oversight Board, who must be a resident of Alachua County. This resident will be appointed by the four Board member commissioners. Applications must be received by 8 a.m., on Monday, August 29, 2016, to be considered for appointment at the September 7, 2016 meeting.

The Oversight 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 Empowerment Center. The Oversight Board will review the performance of the providers (including the existing provider) that utilize the Empowerment Center. However, the Oversight Board will not direct the day-to-day operations of the providers or the Empowerment Center.

The Oversight Board is advisory to the Gainesville City Commission and the Alachua County Board of County Commissioners. The Oversight Board consists of five members including two City of Gainesville commissioners, two Alachua County commissioners, and one resident of Alachua County.

Interested persons can apply online at the Alachua County Advisory Board website.

Applications and additional information is also available from the Office of the Clerk of the Commission, Gainesville City Hall, 200 E. University Ave., 1st Floor, or call 352-334-5015.

For more information, contact Alachua County Community Support Services Assistant Director Tom Tonkavich at 352-264-6738 or


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

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