The Hillsborough County Commission is seeking applicants for its newly created Hillsborough County Veteran’s Advisory Board.
Those interested in applying must live in Hillsborough County and must be a registered voter, according to a Hillsborough County news release.
The board will advise the Hillsborough County Commission, the Hillsborough County Consumer & Veteran’s Services Department, and the Conservation & Environmental Lands Management Department regarding the development of additional phases of the Veterans Resource Center. It also will weigh in on issues involving the memorials and grounds of Hillsborough County Veteran’s Memorial Park, and revitalization of the museum.
The advisory board also will convene community groups that are interested in providing resources to veterans and their families, the news release says.
Plus, it will deliver an annual report to the Hillsborough County Commission detailing priorities, goals, and issues pertaining to veterans and their families.
The board will serve on an ad hoc basis until December 2027 when it will be determined if it should continue, the release adds.
Terms on the seven-member board are for two years. At least one board member will be selected from each county commission district.
Applicants should meet this criteria:
1) Served in the U.S. Armed Forces and received an honorable discharge with a minimum of six years’ service (preference given to those who have retired by years of service or medically retired from active service);
2) Provide a resume of veteran-related community service;
3) Indicate educational background and work experience that would significantly contribute to the board when serving as a member; and
4) Identify all memberships in professional organizations.
There is no compensation to serve on the board, and the board is subject to the Florida Sunshine Law.
The meeting schedule has not yet been determined.
All applicants must submit a completed Questionnaire for County Appointments and a Standards of Conduct form.
All forms must be signed and dated, and all questions must be answered in entirety to be eligible.
Forms are available on the county’s website at HCFLGov.net. To download a form, click on the following tabs/links: “Government,” “Boards and Committees Forms.”
Applications are due by the close of business on Feb. 8. Appointments will be scheduled for a Hillsborough County Commission meeting in March or April.
Published January 24, 2024