FYI – in case you or someone you know wants to get involved… Leon County Seeking Citizen Involvement Citizen participation, by way of community input, advice, and/or recommendations regarding matters brought before the Board of County Commissioners for its consideration, is important in developing Leon County’s programs/policies and in providing quality public services to the community. This is an opportunity for residents to get involved in an advisory capacity. For a list of committees with openings, go to http://cms.leoncountyfl.gov/committees/list.asp --- Advisory Boards and Committees Thank you for your interest in Leon County advisory committees. Citizen participation, by way of community input, advice, and/or recommendations regarding matters brought before the Board of County Commissioners for its consideration, is important in developing Leon County’s programs/policies and in providing quality public services to the community. This is an opportunity for residents to get involved in an advisory capacity. Any resident of Leon County who would like to be considered for appointment to one of the boards, councils, or committees listed on this website should click on “Committee Listings” to view a short description of each committee’s purpose. We recommend that residents research the various advisory boards (listed on this page) for information on committee responsibilities, member eligibility, term length, and the committee’s meeting schedule to determine what time commitment is involved for committee members. To locate a list of committee vacancies and members’ term expirations, residents should either click on “Vacancies and Future Committee Appointments” or click on the specific committee interested in. The committee appointment process requires the “Application for County Appointments” form to be completed, either online and submitted via e-mail (preferable) or printed and mailed. Additionally, the Citizen Committee Orientation and Training can be accessed at this website. For more information about advisory committees and position openings, please contact: Christine Coble, Agenda Coordinator 301 S. Monroe Street Tallahassee, FL 32301 Phone: 850-606-5300 Fax: 850-606-5301 E-mail: coblec@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 36 Total Committees: Adjustment and Appeals Board Affordable Housing Advisory Committee Architectural Review Board Audit Advisory Committee Bannerman Road Corridor Study CAC Big Bend Health Council, Inc. Canopy Roads Citizens Committee Capital Region Transportation Planning Agency Citizens Advisory Committee Civic Center Authority Code Enforcement Board Commission on the Status of Women and Girls Community Development Block Grant Citizen's Advisory Task Force Community Health Coordinating Committee Contractors Licensing and Examination Board Council on Culture & Arts Development Support & Environmental Management Citizens User Group Educational Facilities Authority Enterprise Zone Agency Development (EZDA) Board of Commissioners Housing Finance Authority Human Services Grants Review Committee Investment Oversight Committee J. R. Alford Greenways Citizen's Advisory Committee Joint City/County/School Board Coordinating Committee Leon County Sales Tax Committee Library Advisory Board Miccosukee Canopy Road Greenways Citizen's Advisory Committee Minority, Women & Small Business Enterprise (M/WSBE) Committee Palmer Munroe Teen Center Board of Trustees Planning Commission Public Safety Communication Board Public Safety Coordinating Council Research and Development Authority at Innovation Park Science Advisory Committee Tallahassee Sports Council Tourist Development Council Value Adjustment Board Water Resources Committee Workforce Plus ADVISORY COMMITTEE APPLICATION FOR BOARD APPOINTMENT It is the applicant’s responsibility to keep the information on this form current. To advise the County of any changes please contact Christine Coble by telephone at 606-5300 or by e-mail at CobleC@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx Applications will be discarded if no appointment is made after two years. Name: Date: Home Phone: Work Phone: Email: Occupation: Employer: Please check box for preferred mailing address. Work Address: City/State/Zip: Home Address City/State/Zip: Do you live in Leon County? Yes No If yes, do you live within the City limits? Yes No Do you own property in Leon County? Yes No If yes, is it located within the City limits? Yes No For how many years have you lived in and/or owned property in Leon County? _ years Are you interested in serving on any specific Committee(s)? If yes, please indicate your preference 1st Choice: __ 2nd Choice: __ If not interested in any specific Committee(s), are you interested in a specific subject matter? If yes, please check those areas in which you are interested, or describe other areas not listed: Culture and Arts _ Environmental/ Growth Management _ Health Care _ Human Relations _ Human Services _ Housing _ Library Services _ Other Areas _____ Have you served on any previous Leon County committees? Yes No If Yes, on what Committee(s) have you served? ____ How many days per month would you be willing to commit for Committee work? 1 2 to 3 4 or more And for how many months would you be willing to commit that amount of time? 2 3 to 5 6 or more What time of day would be best for you to attend Committee meetings? Day Night (OPTIONAL) Leon County strives to meet its goals, and those contained in various federal and state laws, of maintaining a membership in its Advisory Committees that reflects the diversity of the community. Although strictly optional for Applicant, the following information is needed to meet reporting requirements and attain those goals. Race: Caucasian African American Hispanic Asian Other Sex: Male Female Age: Disabled? Yes No District Persons needing a special accommodation to participate in an Advisory Committee should contact Christine Coble by telephone at 606-5300 or e-mail at CobleC@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx In the space below briefly describe or list the following: any previous experience on other Committees; your educational background; your skills and experience you could contribute to a Committee; any of your professional licenses and/or designations and indicate how long you have held them and whether they are effective in Leon County; any charitable or community activities in which you participate; and reasons for your choice of the Committee indicated on this Application. Please attach your resume, if one is available. References (you must provide at least one personal reference who is not a family member): Name: Telephone: Address: Name: Telephone: Address: IMPORTANT LEGAL REQUIREMENTS FOR ADVISORY COMMITTEE MEMBERSHIP AS A MEMBER OF AN ADVISORY COMMITTEE, YOU WILL BE OBLIGATED TO FOLLOW ANY APPLICABLE LAWS REGARDING GOVERNMENT-IN-THE-SUNSHINE, CODE OF ETHICS FOR PUBLIC OFFICERS, AND PUBLIC RECORDS DISCLOSURE. THE CONSEQUENCES OF VIOLATING THESE APPLICABLE LAWS INCLUDE CRIMINAL PENALTIES, CIVIL FINES, AND THE VOIDING OF ANY COMMITTEE ACTION AND OF ANY SUBSEQUENT ACTION BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS. IN ORDER TO BE FAMILIAR WITH THESE LAWS AND TO ASSIST YOU IN ANSWERING THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS, YOU MUST COMPLETE THE ORIENTATION PUBLICATION www.leoncountyfl.gov/bcc/committees/training.asp BEFORE YOUR APPLICATION IS DEEMED COMPLETE. Have you completed the Orientation? Yes No Are you willing to complete a financial disclosure form and/or a background check, if applicable? Yes No Will you be receiving any compensation that is expected to influence your vote, action, or participation on a Committee? Yes No If yes, from whom? ___ Do you anticipate that you would be a stakeholder with regard to your participation on a Committee? Yes No Do you know of any circumstances that would result in you having to abstain from voting on a Committee due to voting conflicts? Yes No If yes, please explain ____ Do you or your employer, or your spouse or child or their employers, do business with Leon County? Yes No If yes, please explain ______ Do you have any employment or contractual relationship with Leon County that would create a continuing or frequently recurring conflict with regard to your participation on a Committee? Yes No If yes, please explain ______ All statements and information provided in this application are true to the best of my knowledge. Signature: Please return Application by email: coblec@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx by mail: Christine Coble, Agenda Coordinator, Leon County Board of County Commissioners 301 South Monroe Street, Tallahassee, FL 32301 -- Lighthouse of the Big Bend Guiding People Through Vision Loss 3071 Highland Oaks Terrace Tallahassee, FL 32301 (850) 942-3658 www.lighthousebigbend.org Check out the TABI resource web page at http://acorange.home.comcast.net/TABI and please make suggestions for new material. if you'd like to unsubscribe you can do so through the freelists.org web interface, or by sending an email to the address tabi-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with the word "unsubscribe" in the subject.