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Posted November 29, 2021 | 11:03 AM

Hillsborough Commissioners Seek Applications for the Diversity Advisory Council

Applications due December 16, 2021

Hillsborough County, Fla. (Nov. 29, 2021) - 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).

Thirteen positions are being advertised. Terms are for two years. Positions are specified as individuals from the following categories: 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:

  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.

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 close of business on December 16, 2021. Appointments will be scheduled for a meeting of the Board of County Commissioners in January or February 2022..

Forms can be:

  • Mailed to: P. O. Box 1110, Tampa, FL, 33601
  • Faxed to: 813-239-3916
  • Emailed to: finleyl@hillsboroughcounty.org
  • Delivered to: 601 E. Kennedy Blvd, 2nd Floor, Tampa, FL, 33602

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, meetings may be held virtually.

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