Thursday, October 28, 2021

Collier County Board of Commissioners is seeking applications

The Collier County Board of Commissioners is seeking applications for positions on several advisory committees. Deadline for application is June 5th.

The Affordable Housing Advisory Committee currently has two vacancies for full members and one vacancy for an alternate. It is required that one of the applicants should reside in Immokalee. This is an 11-member committee created by Ordinance No.91?65, as amended, to monitor the implementation of the Affordable Housing Task Force’s recommendations, and the goals, objectives, and policies of the Housing Elements of the County’s Growth Management Plan and the City’s Comprehensive Plan. The committee also determines the effect of proposed ordinances of affordable housing, and makes recommendations to the Board of County Commissioners and the Naples City Council. The committee investigates any other relevant areas as directed by the Board of County Commissioners. The Board of County Commissioners will appoint nine members, including the alternate member. The City of Naples will appoint two members. Terms are three years.

The Animal Services Advisory Board has one vacancy for a term that will expire April 13, 2016, in the category Veterinarian or Vet Tech. This is a seven-member board that was created on January 27, 2004, by Ordinance No. 2004-06, to make recommendations to the Board of County Commissioners on programs, services, classes and special events that will further assist Collier County Domestic Animal Services in providing the best possible service to the community. The board will also analyze and review construction and improvements to Domestic Animal Services’ facilities, and make recommendations to the Board of County Commissioners regarding such

The Bayshore/Gateway Triangle Local Redevelopment Advisory Board has one vacancy for a new term that will expire on May 22, 2015, in the category Davis Boulevard Business Owner. The Advisory Board was created by Resolution 2001-98 on March 27, 2001, to review the Redevelopment Plan, to make recommendations to the Community Redevelopment Agency, to receive input from members of the public interested in their respective component areas, and to report such information to the Community Redevelopment Agency. Resumes will be accepted from all interested parties, including Bayshore residents, Gateway Triangle residents, Bayshore business owners, Tamiami Trail (U.S.41) business owners, Davis Boulevard (S.R.84) business owners, Bayshore MSTU representatives, and at large representatives who reside or engage in business or both in the Bayshore/Gateway Triangle Component Redevelopment Area. A person who “engages in business” means an individual owning real property or a business, practicing a profession or performing a service for compensation, or serving as an officer or director of a corporation or other business entity so engaged. Consideration will be given to appointing members that have experience in the following professions: finance, banking, architecture, engineering, education, law enforcement, social work, real estate sales and development, planning or design and building construction. Terms are three years.

The County Government Productivity Committee has two vacancies with the terms expiring on February 4, 2013, and February 4, 2014, respectively. This committee is composed of 11 members, with the vice chair of the Board of County Commissioners serving in a liaison capacity. The members are appointed by resolution of the Board of County Commissioners for a two-year term and must be permanent residents and electors of Collier County. Committee members are required to possess special expertise and experience related to managing large organizations, and must be balanced in representing the views of the community. The committee reviews the efficiency of departments of County Government under the jurisdiction of the Board of County Commissioners. The committee may analyze and review existing structure, organization, staffing, management, functions, business practices, and procedures of any or all parts of county government and make recommendations for increased efficiency and cost-effectiveness. The committee may also assist in the implementation of those recommendations.

The Development Services Advisory Committee has one vacancy for a term expiring on December 14, 2013, representing trade contractors. This committee is composed of 15 members and represents the various aspects of the development industry such as architect, general contractor, residential or builder contractor, environmentalist, land planner, land developer, landscape architect, professional engineer, utility contractor, plumbing contractor, electrical contractor, structural engineer, and attorney. The purpose of this committee is to provide reports and recommendations to the Board of County Commissioners to assist in the enhancement of operational efficiency and budgetary accountability within the Growth Management Division; and, to serve as a primary communication link between the Growth Management Division, the development industry, and the citizens of Collier County.

The Board of Building Adjustments and Appeals has two terms expiring on August 9, 2012, in the categories licensed engineer and licensed plumber. This five-member board was established by Ordinance No. 83?16 (amended by Ordinance No. 91?57), repealed and amended by LDC, Div. 1.22.1 (Ordinance No. 91?102, as amended) to hear appeals on rejections or refusals by the Building Code Compliance Director to approve mode of construction or materials to be used in construction or alteration of a structure. Membership consists of five members representing the following professions: one state licensed architect or structural engineer; one Class “A” general contractor; one state certified fire protective equipment contractor or State Certified Fire Fighter with the rank of Lieutenant or higher or State Certified Fire Safety Inspector with the rank of Lieutenant or higher; one licensed electrical contractor; and one licensed plumbing or mechanical contractor. Members must be knowledgeable in the following Collier County Codes: Florida Building Codes, Electrical Code, Fire Prevention Code, Gas Code, Mechanical Code and Swimming Pool Code. The membership term is four years. The meetings are held quarterly, or on an as needed basis. This is a Quasi Judicial Board.

The Environmental Advisory Council has one vacancy for a technical member with a term to expire July 28, 2016. This five-member (plus one alternate member) council acts in an advisory capacity to the Board of County Commissioners in matters dealing with the regulation, control, management, use or exploitation of any or all natural resources within the County, and the review of all land development petitions which require an environmental impact statement (EIS) per section 10.02.02 A of the Code; all developments of regional impact (DRI); lands with special treatment (ST) or Area of Critical State Concern/Special Treatment zoning overlays; areas of the county covered by inter local agreements; and any petitions which cannot be resolved between the applicant and staff. The membership will include technical and non-technical members. Technical members shall demonstrate evidence of expertise in one or more of the following areas related to environmental protection and natural resources management: Air Quality, Biology (including any of the sub disciplines such as botany, ecology, zoology, etc.), Coastal Processes, and Estuarine Processes, Hazardous Waste, Hydrogeology, Hydrology, Hydraulics, Land Use Law, Land Use Planning, Pollution Control, Solid Waste, Stormwater Management, Water Resources, Wildlife Management, or other representative areas deemed appropriate by the Board such as, but not limited to, a representative of the development community. Terms are four years.

The Golden Gate Estates Land Trust Committee has one vacancy for a candidate to serve until October 13, 2014. This five-member committee serves in an advisory capacity to the Board of County Commissioners for the purpose of carrying out the requirements, conditions, and various provisions of an Agreement relating to the use of land, or funds derived from the sale of land, conveyed to the County by Avatar Properties, Inc., (f/k/a GAC Properties, Inc.). Applicants must reside within the subdivision known as “Golden Gate Estates.” Member selection may depend upon location of residence within specific areas (phases) of the Estates.

The Hispanic Affairs Advisory Committee has three vacancies for terms to expire June 25, 2015. This nine-member committee identifies and evaluates problems unique to the Hispanic Community, reviews and recommends ways to ensure open communication between the minorities and Collier County Government, and provides periodic reports to the Board of County Commissioners. Terms are four years.

The Ochopee Fire Control District Advisory Committee has one vacancy to fill a term that will expire on December 31, 2013, representing the Port of the Islands area. This five-member committee advises the Board of County Commissioners on the budget and operation of the Ochopee Fire Control District. Members must reside within the taxing district. Terms are two years.

The Radio Road Beautification Advisory Committee has one vacancy for a term expiring on March 3, 2016. This five-member committee was established on October 21, 1997, to aid and assist the Board of County Commissioners in carrying out the purposes of providing curbing, watering facilities, plantings, and maintenance of the median areas as set forth in Ordinance No. 96-84. This five-member committee shall recommend work programs and priorities to the County Administrator or his designee. Members shall be permanent residents within the MSTU. After initial staggered terms, terms will be four years.

How to apply for an advisory committee on-line:

Go to

Click on “I want To”

Click on “Apply For”

Click on “Advisory Boards & Committees”

After you complete the application, at the bottom,

click on “E-mail Ian Mitchell”

You will receive a confirmation that your application was sent. Note: You must put your e-mail address in the application to receive a copy of your application.

Residents interested in applying for advisory committee positions may also obtain an application by calling 239-252-8097, or Please forward to the attention of Ian Mitchell, Executive Manager, Board of County Commissioners, 3299 Tamiami Trail East, Suite 303, Naples, Florida 34112-5746, or fax to 239-252-6406. The deadline for acceptance of applications is June 5, 2012.


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