Posted February 27, 2018 | 2:13 PM

County Seeks Applications for the Diversity Advisory Council

Applications due March 14, 2018

Hillsborough County, Fla. (Feb. 28, 2018) - Hillsborough County is seeking interested residents to serve on the 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. The Council is appointed by the Board of County Commissioners and is comprised of two individuals from each of the following categories: African American; Caribbean; Far East Asian; Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, 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).

Four positions are vacant. Three terms expire 8/31/18, and one term expires 8/31/19. Positions are specified as individuals from the following categories: African American; Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender; Native American; and Indian Asian.

All nominees must reside in and be registered voters in Hillsborough County. Appointments are voluntary positions; therefore, members serve without compensation.

The deadline to apply is March 14, 2018. Citizens interested in being considered for appointment must submit: 1) an essay of 200-500 words highlighting what your goals would be as a member of the Diversity Advisory Council and state why you are most suited to carry forth those goals; 2) a completed Questionnaire for the Diversity Advisory Council and 3) a Standards of Conduct Form. All questions must be answered. Applicants declining to submit an essay will be eliminated from further consideration for service on the Diversity Advisory Council of Hillsborough County.

The forms are available in the Commissioners' reception area on the second floor of County Center, 601 E. Kennedy Blvd. in downtown Tampa; by calling the Boards and Councils Coordinator at (813) 272-5826; or on the County's website. Forms must be signed and dated.

Appointments will be scheduled for a meeting of the Board of County Commissioners in April or May 2018.

Instructions for submission
Mail to:
Boards & Councils Coordinator
P. O. Box 1110
Tampa, FL 33601

Deliver / Mail to:
Boards & Councils Coordinator
2nd Floor, County Center
601 E. Kennedy Blvd.
Tampa, FL 33602

Fax to:

(813) 307-3237

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