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Hillsborough Commissioners Seek Applications for the Diversity Advisory Council

Applications due July 25, 2019

Hillsborough County, Fla. (July 5, 2019) -- Hillsborough County Commissioners are 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; 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).

Three positions are vacant. Ten terms are expiring. Terms are for two years. Positions are specified as individuals from the following categories: African American; At-Large; Caribbean; Far East Asian; Hispanic/Latino; Indian Asian (2); Lesbian, Bisexual, Gay, Transgender; Middle Eastern; Native American (2); Northern & Southern European; and People with Disabilities.

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 July 25, 2019. 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 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.

Applications can be submitted online using the forms found on the Boards and Committees Forms page on the County website at HCFLGov.net. Click on "Government" at the top of the page, then "Boards and Committees", then "Boards and Committees Forms". Use the County Appointments Questionnaire button to select the Diversity Advisory Council.
Paper forms are also available in the Commissioners' reception area on the second floor of County Center, 601 E. Kennedy Blvd. in downtown Tampa, or by calling the Boards and Councils Coordinator at 813-272-5826.

All forms must be signed and dated. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Appointments will be scheduled for a meeting of the Board of County Commissioners in August or September 2019.

To submit Questionnaire/Application Forms -

MAIL TO:
P. O. Box 1110
Tampa, FL 33601

DELIVER TO:
2nd Floor, County Center
601 E. Kennedy Blvd.
Tampa, FL 33602

SCAN AND E-MAIL TO:
FinleyL@HillsboroughCounty.org

FAX TO:
813-273-3732

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