As 2012 rolls on in East Orange County, your District 4 office and I are staying as busy as ever. This month I wanted to address several vacancies on the counties many advisory boards and present you with an opportunity to get involved and make a difference.
The boards should be representative of the entire county meaning if you live in Orange County then you are encouraged to participate and make your voice heard. Many of the boards are looking for community members with specific interests and backgrounds so certain criteria and experience may apply.
The best way to apply for a position is to let my office know by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 407.836.7350 and a staff member will walk you through the process step-by-step. Listed below are several of the boards with vacancies available, but not all. For a complete list, be sure to contact my office.
Advisory Board Vacancies
Agricultural Advisory Board
Provides recommendations and comments to the County on various proposed County rules, regulations and ordinances affecting the agricultural community. Meets first Wednesday of each month at 9:00 a.m.
Animal Services Classification Committee
Reviews investigations of incidents involving animals to determine whether an animal should be classified as “dangerous” or “potentially dangerous.” Meets third Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m.
Children and Family Services Board
Advises the County regarding the provision of direct services to children, youth and families by the Youth and Family Services Division. Meets last Monday of each month at 12:00 p.m.
Commission on Aging
Collects information and assists agencies on the needs and services for elders and caregivers and analyzes the elder-readiness of the County. Meets every other month at 12:00 p.m.
Disabilities Advisory Board
Addresses problems such as limited access of public accommodations and recommends priority funding needs of the disabled to the County. Meets second Monday of each month at 11:00 a.m.
Surveys, studies evaluates and provides recommendations for improving all aspects of emergency medical management services. Meets fourth Wednesday of each month at 9:00 a.m.
Environmental Protection Commission
Recommends revisions to regulations affecting the continuing protection of the environmental quality of air, water and land in the County. Meets last Wednesday of each month at 8:30 a.m.
Industrial Development Authority
Authorized to issue revenue bonds or other debt obligations repayable solely from revenues derived from the sale, operation or leasing of capital projects. Meets third Thursday of each month at 2:00 p.m.
Nuisance Abatement Board
Hears and decides complaints alleging that a place or premises constitutes a public nuisance. Meets fourth Thursday of each month at 9:00 a.m.
Orange County Enterprise Zone Development Agency
Identifies and recommends to the County the financial needs of and local resources available to eligible businesses in the enterprise zone. Meets quarterly.