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City accepting applications for new advisory board members
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Posted: 2014 Feb 14 - 06:31

The city of Melbourne is actively seeking volunteers to serve on volunteer advisory boards that help guide the city in the areas of affordable housing and community redevelopment.

Serving on a city board is a great way to directly impact issues in the city that you care about. Board service also gives you the opportunity to build new skills, gain leadership experience, and expand your professional and personal network.

The city currently has openings on the boards listed below.

To find out how you can get involved, call the city clerk's Office at (321) 608-7220 or send an email to cityclerk@melbourneflorida.org.

Affordable Housing Advisory Committee: There is one vacancy on this committee. To qualify, you must be a registered voter who is actively engaged in the residential home-building industry, in connection with affordable housing. Residency in the city of Melbourne is not required. The board meets quarterly (March, June, September, and December) at 5:30 p.m. in the Council Chamber at City Hall.

Citizens' Advisory Board: There are two vacancies on this board for citizens, who want to help preserve and increase the supply of affordable housing in the city of Melbourne.

The board meets the first Monday of each month at 7:30 p.m. in the Council Chamber.

Babcock Street Community Redevelopment Agency Advisory Committee: The city is seeking two new members to serve on this committee. Applicants must be registered voters, who live in Melbourne, or work in the redevelopment district.

Building Board of Adjustment and Appeals: This board considers appeals of decisions and interpretations made by the city's building official. The board meets on request - about once every 12-18 months. The city is looking for two new members - one with expertise in engineering and one to serve as an alternate. Applicants must be registered voters who live in Melbourne.

Historic Preservation Board: This board is vested with the power, authority and jurisdiction to recommend local historic designations and to regulate and administer historical, cultural, archaeological and architectural resources in the city of Melbourne. There is currently one vacancy on this board. Interested applicants must be registered voters and should have an expertise or interest in the field of historic restoration and preservation. Melbourne residency is preferred, but not required. The board meets the third Tuesday of each month at 5:30 p.m. in the council chamber.

For more information, call (321) 608-7265 or email cmall@melbourneflorida.org.

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