Boards & Committees
Boards and Committees:
The City of Tamarac offers a variety of ways for interested community residents to volunteer and potentially serve on several advisory boards and committees. To view agendas from the boards and committees listed below or the City Commission, visit www.tamarac.org/meetings.
DISTRICT 2 ONLY: Ruth Bader Ginsberg Commission on the Status of Women
OPEN APPLICATION PERIOD FOR MEMBERSHIP:
THURSDAY, JANUARY 18, 2024, TO FRIDAY, JANUARY 26, 2024, BY 5:00 PM
If you are interested in applying to be a member of any of the boards or committees listed, please submit an application.
Affordable Housing Committee
The Affordable Housing Advisory Committee is tasked with the responsibility of advising the City Commission on matters related to monetary and non-monetary incentive strategies for the Affordable Housing Incentive Plan and producing a triennial report. It is also intended to be another resource for the city to utilize when examining ways to offer and promote affordable housing options within the city. Appointments are made pursuant to F.S. 420.9076.
Charter Board (convenes every six years)
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Board
Members will make recommendations to the city commission on diversity and equity strategies that strengthen connections among diverse community groups and with the city government and advise on initiatives that will promote appreciation, acceptance, and respect for cultural and ability differences. The board will make recommendations to the city commission on ways to work with public and private stakeholders in the city to increase understanding of the diverse groups that make up the city.
Parks & Recreation Advisory Board
Members make recommendations concerning recreational needs for the entire city, as well as recommendations about existing and proposed parks and recreation programs.
Planning Board (also see more information here)
Members are responsible for advising and making recommendations to the City Commission regarding land development matters. Persons possessing experience or interest in the following areas shall receive special consideration: architecture or landscape architecture; environmental science; real estate; urban planning; engineering; neighborhood; condominium; or homeowners’ association activist.
Members are responsible for research on matters related to the privatization of city services and reporting back to the city commission. The privatization committee may perform other duties prescribed by resolution by the city commission.
Public Art Committee
Members make recommendations to the City Commission on revisions to the public art guidelines, master plan, art, and artist selection. A member would have experience in the following disciplines: landscape architecture, urban planning, engineering, or related design disciplines; a professional artist; a citizen knowledgeable in the field of public art, education, or community affairs; and a representative from the development community.
Ruth Bader Ginsberg Commission on the Status of Women
The RBG Commission shall be dedicated to identifying and resolving economic, health and wellness, social, and all other issues concerning women's lives through education and advocacy in the City of Tamarac. Members serve in an advisory capacity by making studies, reports, and recommendations to the city commission and to the city manager with respect to all matters pertaining to the status of women within the City of Tamarac. Recommendations include, but are not limited to, the fair and equal treatment of women ensuring that policies and practices are in place that do not discriminate against women, whether practiced by the government, individuals, or corporations. To review the working and living conditions of women, focus on the health and wellness of women, the delivery of public and private services to women, the education and training of women, and the public accommodations afforded to women.
Sister Cities Committee
Members shall research and report to the City Commission on matters related to Sister City programs or relationships. The Committee members will be committed to exploring relationships with Sister Cities International member cities located in Caribbean countries, Latin America, Europe, and Israel as per Resolution R-2019-98.
Veterans Affairs Committee
The Veterans Affairs Committee shall promote and facilitate awareness among veterans of their rights, benefits, and any other special needs; promote programs designed to encourage public awareness of the role of veterans in the history of the United States; and promote patriotism.
Residency Requirements (Article Iii - Division 1. Generally - Section 2-56.2)
Each member of a board, committee, or commission of the City of Tamarac shall be a resident of the city. Failure to be a resident of the city shall result in forfeiture of the position on the board, committee, or commission.
This section does not apply to staff members who have been appointed to a board, committee, or commission as part of their work responsibilities. The city commission may waive the requirements of this section (with the exception of the Veteran’s Affairs Committee).
Note: Meeting dates, times, and locations are subject to change.