The next board appointments will take place in April 2021.

For further information, or if you require assistance related to board appointments or meetings, please contact the City Clerk Department at 954-973-6774 or by email at publicrecords@coconutcreek.net.


DESCRIPTION OF CITY BOARDS

Sec. 2-191. - Authority of city commission to appoint board members; term of office of board members.

The city commission shall have the authority by majority vote to appoint members of the various city boards. Any resident or business owner of the city is eligible for board membership in accordance with City Charter Article V, Section 501.  No person shall hold at the same time more than one board appointment.  All voting board members must be a minimum of 18 years of age and: (1) a resident of the city; or (2 ) the owner of a business with a physical location within the City and a business tax receipt issued by the city for operation at that city location.

I. ANNUALLY APPOINTED BOARDS (April of each year)

COMMUNITY OUTREACH ADVISORY BOARD (April 2021)
The Community Outreach Board is comprised of five regular members and one alternate member who serve a one-year term.  The functions of the Board include acting in an advisory capacity to the Community Relations Division in matters relating to branding, marketing, public relations, social media, video production, or website production; recommending innovative ideas for social media platforms, developing story ideas for CreekTV and CreekTALK; advising on website improvement and content enhancement; and serving as street monitors to advise on signage improvements and repair. This board generally meets twice per year at 6:30 p.m. 

EDUCATION ADVISORY BOARD (April 2021)
The Education Advisory Board is comprised of five regular members and one alternate member who serve a one-year term. The members are appointed by the City Commission and given the responsibility of acting in an advisory capacity in matters regarding educational issues that will impact the quality of education for residents. They will recommend city education activities and programs for children, their parents, and their schools and participate in quarterly luncheon meetings with school principals and city commission. This board generally meets bi-monthly on the second Tuesday of the month at 6:00 p.m.

ENVIRONMENTAL ADVISORY BOARD (April 2021)
The Environmental Advisory Board is comprised of five regular members and one alternate member who serve a one-year term.  The members are appointed by the City Commission and given the responsibility of promoting environmental awareness and activities, acting as an educational liaison to the community for environmental matters that are important to the City. They will review and provide advisory comments for special projects, programs, legislation, and environmental awareness and improvement opportunities and continuously promote and support National Wildlife Federation certifications throughout the City.  This board generally meets on the third Tuesday of every other month beginning in May at 4:00 p.m.

PARKS AND RECREATION ADVISORY BOARD (April 2021)
The Parks and Recreation Advisory Board is comprised of five regular members and one alternate member who serve a one-year term. The functions of the Board include acting in an advisory capacity to the city commission by reviewing and evaluating proposals to use, change, or create parks and recreational facilities; assist with review and development of long-range plans for new and/or improved recreational equipment and facilities; working to stimulate great community awareness and encourage resident use of parks, recreation programs and services, greenways/trails, and recreation facilities; serving as a public forum for the discussion of the creation, operation and maintenance of proposed and existing city parks and recreational facilities; assisting the parks and recreation director in determining what recreational facilities and programs are most appropriate to meet the needs of the communities served. This board generally meets quarterly on the third Wednesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. 

PLANNING AND ZONING BOARD (P&Z) (April 2021)
The Planning & Zoning Board is comprised of five regular members and one alternate member for a one-year term. The members are appointed by the City Commission and given the responsibility for the city's comprehensive planning program, and as required by F.S. § 163.3174, shall be designated as the city's local planning agency. The planning and zoning board shall advise on all matters pertaining to land planning and plan implementation. The board shall have the power to conduct investigations, hold public hearings, take testimony, review documentary evidence, issue orders, and make recommendations to the city commission on all activities relating to land planning and plan implementation. This board generally meets on the second Wednesday of the month at 7:00 p.m.

PUBLIC SAFETY ADVISORY BOARD (April 2021)   
The Public Safety Advisory Board is comprised of five is comprised of five regular members and one alternate member who serve a one-year term. The functions of the Board include becoming acquainted with the operations and activities of the police and fire departments; fostering understanding and communication between residents and the police and fire departments; reviewing community needs and concerns, expectations, and responses relative to police, fire, and emergency medical services; advising and providing support for enhanced communication and education between the police and fire departments; and strengthening and ensuring, throughout the community, the application of equal protection under the law. This board generally meets quarterly at 6:00 p.m.

II. BOARDS NOT APPOINTED ANNUALLY (The number of board members varies by board/committee)

AFFORDABLE HOUSING ADVISORY COMMITTEE (AHAC) (next appointments are in August 2022)

The Affordable Housing Advisory Committee (AHAC) is responsible for making recommendations to the City Commission on incentives for affordable housing through the City’s Local Housing Assistance Program. Specifically, the AHAC shall evaluate established policies, procedures, ordinances, land development regulations, and the local government Comprehensive Plan and report to the City Commission, with any recommended changes. Members serve for a three year term, and the committee meets on an as-needed basis.

Pursuant to Section 420.9076, Fla. Stat., in addition to a representative from the City’s Planning and Zoning Board, the AHAC must consist of representatives from at least six of the categories below:

  • Residential home building industry in connection with affordable housing
  • Banking or mortgage banking industry in connection with affordable housing
  • Home building in connection with affordable housing
  • Advocate for low-income persons in connection with affordable housing
  • For-profit provider of affordable housing
  • Not-for-profit provider of affordable housing
  • Real estate professional in connection with affordable housing
  • Resident of Coconut Creek
  • Business owner within Coconut Creek
  • Essential services personnel, as defined in the Local Housing Assistance Plan

CIVIL SERVICE BOARD (next appointments are in April 2021)
The Civil Service Board is responsible for hearing employee appeals or grievances brought before the Civil Service Board. This board consists of five members and two alternate members. The City Commission appoints two of the members and one alternate member, who must be an elector of the City. Members serve for a two (2) year term, and the board meets on an as-needed basis. This board generally meets as needed. 

CHARTER REVIEW BOARD (next appointments are in January 2025)
The Charter Review Board is convened every five years and is comprised of five electors of the City, who are appointed by the City Commission and given the responsibility of reviewing the City’s Charter and submitting a report of findings to the City Commission within 120 days after appointment. The board meets on an as-needed basis, and the board and its members’ terms expire 120 days from appointment.

REDISTRICTING BOARD (next appointments are in August 2023)
The Redistricting Board is convened every five years. It is comprised of five electors of the City, one from each district, who are appointed by the City Commission. The board, with the help of a Consultant, will review the City’s voting districts and report their findings, if any, to the City Commission within 90 days of appointment. The board meets on an as-needed basis beginning in August and the terms expire after 90 days from appointment.