Hillsborough County is seeking interested residents to serve on its newly created 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 will be appointed by the Board of County Commissioners and be comprised of two individuals from each of the 12 categories below, for a total of 24 members:
- African American
- Far East Asian
- Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender
- Indian Asian
- Middle Eastern
- Native American
- Northern Europe
- Southern Europe
- People with Disabilities
- At-Large (Identification with a specific category is not required)
All nominees must be registered voters in Hillsborough County. Appointments are voluntary positions; therefore, members serve without compensation. Terms are for two years each. Deadline to apply is September 13, 2012.
Citizens interested in being considered for appointment must submit a completed questionnaire, which must be signed and dated. The form is available online at www.hillsboroughcounty.org or can be picked up at the Office of Community Affairs, 601 E. Kennedy Blvd, Tampa, FL 33602 or by calling Carmen Telesca at 813-276-8401 or Albert Coleman 813-276-2637.
All documents should be mailed or faxed to:
Attention: Albert Coleman
Office of Community Affairs
24th Floor, County Center
601 E. Kennedy Blvd.
Tampa, FL 33602