County Equity Advisory Board Vacancies

Alachua County invites residents to join the Equity Advisory Board. The eight-member EAB works alongside the County Commission, staff and the community to build open dialogue and partnerships and to implement county plans. 

The EAB is looking for members of the community with the following characteristics: Commitment to racial and gender equity, social and environmental justice, diversity, and inclusion; the ability to work collaboratively with people of diverse perspectives and experiences; connections with local historically marginalized communities; experience/expertise in education, employment, housing, health and human services, criminal justice, or business; and experience, skills, and knowledge in policy development, research, evaluation, program/service design and delivery. 

The purpose of the EAB is to assist the County Commission in achieving equity in its community and work. Specific plans include establishing an annual work program for the Equity Advisory Board and assisting and advising the county on equity action plans. The EAB also collaborates with Alachua County staff on citizen participatory research related to organization and departmental equity plans and processes; assists the county in reviewing policies, programs, and services for racial and gender bias; and recommends eliminating such bias. The EAB engages with other county committees, relevant stakeholders, agencies, non-profits and communities related to equity. It ensures that input from neighborhoods and communities that are most impacted or disadvantaged by racial and social inequity is included in the development of policy recommendations and the design and delivery of county programs and services.

“Please join Alachua County in becoming part of the change we want to see in the world,” said Alachua County Equity and Community Outreach Manager Diedre Houchen. “Join us in creating a stronger, more inclusive and equitable Alachua County.”

Click here to apply for the Equity Advisory Board. Click “View Vacancies” at the top of the page.

For more information, contact Diedre Houchen at 352-384-3195 or

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