The Hillsborough County Commission is seeking residents who are interested in serving on the board’s Diversity Advisory Council.
The council was established to foster communication between Hillsborough County government and diverse populations, and to address matters related to diversity that affect county government and Hillsborough residents, according to a county news release.
The advisory council is appointed by the county board and is made up of two individuals from each of these groups: 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, which does not require identification with a specific category.
Representatives are being sought for 13 positions, to serve two-year terms. These are the open positions: African American (2); Far East Asian (1); Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender (1); Hispanic/Latino (1); Indian Asian (2); Middle Eastern (1); Native American (2); Northern and Southern European (1); People with Disabilities (1); and At-Large (1) – identification with a specific category is not required.
All nominees must reside in and be registered voters in Hillsborough County. Appointments are voluntary positions; therefore, members serve without compensation.
Residents interested in being considered for appointment must submit:
- An essay of 200-500 words highlighting what their goals would be as a member of the Diversity Advisory Council and state why you are most suited to carry forth those goals
- A completed Questionnaire for Diversity Advisory Council
- A Standards of Conduct Form
Forms are available on the County’s website, at HCFLGov.net. Click on the “Government” link on the top of the page, then the “Boards and Committees” link. The forms can be filled out and printed, then scanned and emailed, faxed or mailed.
All forms must be signed and dated, and all questions must be answered in entirety to be eligible.
Applicants declining to submit an essay will be eliminated from further consideration for service on the Diversity Advisory Council of Hillsborough County.
The application is due by the close of business on Dec. 16.
Appointments will be scheduled for a meeting of the Hillsborough County Commission in January or February of 2022.
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, meetings may be held virtually.
Published December 08, 2021