Media Release

Advisory Board Volunteers Needed

Wednesday, December 7, 2016 10:00 AM

ALACHUA COUNTY, FL – Alachua County needs citizen volunteers. There is a popular phrase that says, “Think globally, act locally.” One great way to act locally is serving on an Alachua County Advisory Board. These Boards provide essential advice to the County Commission. They are relied on to delve deeply into issues referred to them, and their recommendations are considered a trusted and needed source of information. The County encourages those interested in Advisory Boards to research them and their meeting schedules to determine what time commitment is involved for members. Typically, advisory boards meet once monthly, and they are open to the public. Attending one of the meetings may assist you in learning more about a particular advisory board's function. While some vacancies require specific qualifications, many are available to citizens at large. 

Advisory Boards with vacancies include:

  • The Affordable Housing Advisory Committee 
  • The CareerSource NCFL Board 
  • The Citizens Disability Advisory Committee
  • The Code Enforcement Board 
  • The Economic Development Advisory Committee
  • The Gainesville/Alachua County Cultural Affairs Board
  • The Health Care Advisory Board
  • The Health Facilities Authority
  • The Human Rights Board
  • The Land Conservation Board 
  • The Recreation and Open Space Advisory Committee
  • The Regional Transit System Advisory Board 
  • The Rural Concerns Advisory Committee
  • The Tourist Development Council
  • The Veteran Services Advisory Board 
  • The Victim Services and Rape Crisis Center Advisory Council

View Advisory Board information (including general information, meeting times, and a list of positions and vacancies).

Apply for an Advisory Board online.

For more information, contact the Alachua County Manager’s Office at 352-374-5204.


  • 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).