Hillsborough County Commissioners are seeking interested residents to serve on its Diversity Advisory Council.
The council was created to facilitate communication between Hillsborough County government and diverse populations, and to address matters related to diversity that affect county government and its citizens, according to a news release.
The council is comprised of two individuals from each of these categories: African American; Caribbean; Far East Asian; Lesbian, Bisexual, Gay and Transgender; Hispanic/Latino; Indian Asian; Middle Eastern; Native American; Northern and Southern European; People with Disabilities; and At-Large (Identification with a specific category is not required).
Currently, nine positions are being sought. Terms are for two years.
Appointments are voluntary positions; therefore, members serve without compensation.
All nominees must reside in and be registered voters in Hillsborough County.
Citizens who are interested must submit:
- An essay of 200-500 words highlighting what their goals would be as a member of the council, and state why they are most suited to carry forth those goals
- A completed Questionnaire for Diversity Advisory Council
- A Standards of Conduct Form
Forms and more information are available online at HCFLGov.net. Click on “Government” at the top of the page, then “Boards and Committees.”
Forms can be filled out and printed, then scanned and emailed, faxed or mailed.
Applications are due by the close of business on Nov. 3.
Appointments will be scheduled for a meeting in December.
Published October 19, 2022
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