Leesburg seeking volunteers to fill board vacancies

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For immediate release:  January 5, 2023
Contact:  Office of the City Manager
                      352-728-9786 ext. 1100
                       citymanager@leesburgflorida.gov 

Leesburg seeking volunteers to fill board vacancies

          LEESBURG, FL – Applications are currently being accepted for openings on several city of Leesburg boards. Residents who are interested in serving on the Greater Leesburg Community Redevelopment Agency, Police Pension Board, Planning Commission or Historic Preservation Board should submit an application to the City Clerk’s Office by January 25, 2023.

          These groups generally meet several times each year and length of terms, qualifications and responsibilities vary by board. The City Commission will review all applications and make its selections at a future meeting. 

          Those interested in applying can contact the City Clerk's Office at 352-728-9732.  

          Below is some information on the current vacancies. 

          Applications and additional information are available on the Boards and Committees page of the city of Leesburg website at: www.leesburgflorida.gov/government/boards_and_committees .

GREATER LEESBURG COMMUNITY REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY

One member of a seven-member Commission to serve a remaining four-year term expiring December 31, 2023.  Responsibilities:  Plan revitalization projects for the Greater Leesburg CRA area and approve the budget for the agency.  Meetings as called and held in the Commission Chambers, City Hall.  Applicants must reside in, or engage in business within the boundaries of the agency.

POLICE PENSION PLAN BOARD

One member of a five-member board for a two-year term to expire December 31, 2024.  Responsibilities: Perform all duties as are required to prudently administer the plan.

PLANNING COMMISSION

One member of a seven-member Commission to serve a remaining three-year term expiring September 30, 2023. Responsibilities: Long range planning activities such as the Comprehensive Plan, current planning reviews of applications for rezoning, conditional uses, comprehensive plan amendments, etc. The Planning Commission also functions as the Board of Appeals and hears variance requests and appeals of administrative decisions.  Meets Third Thursday of the month in the Commission Chambers, City Hall, at 4:30 p.m.

HISTORIC PRESERVATION BOARD

One member to serve as part of an eight-member board to serve a remaining three-year term expiring September 30, 2023 and Two alternate members.  Responsibilities: To work with the Planning Division in applying design standards to properties requesting alterations, construction, demolition, relocation or removal in the historic district. To recognize historic properties in the District where significant physical improvements have been made. To develop programs to promote historic preservation in the City of Leesburg.  Meets Fourth Wednesday of the month in the Commission Chambers, City Hall, at 4:00 p.m.

 

Leesburg is a progressive city of more than 28,000 residents in northwest Lake County. The city government serves twice as many people with its electric, gas, water and wastewater public utilities. Leesburg is also a central hub for commerce, attracting 50,000 people to work each weekday. For more information, visit www.leesburgflorida.gov.
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