OKALOOSA COUNTY, Fla. – Okaloosa County is seeking applicants interested in serving on the Okaloosa County/Fort Walton Beach Affordable Housing Advisory Committee, the county said in an announcement.
The Okaloosa County Board of County Commissioners (“BCC”), with the mutual approval of the Fort Walton Beach City Council, will appoint one or more citizens to the Okaloosa County/Fort Walton Beach Affordable Housing Advisory Committee (“AHAC”).
According to the county’s statement, AHAC serves in an advisory capacity to the Okaloosa County Board of County Commissioners and the Fort Walton Beach City Council. The AHAC advises the county and city on issues related to affordable housing in Okaloosa County, including the development of recommendations to address impediments, create incentives, or support the expansion of affordable housing opportunities within the local area.
Meetings are held no less than quarterly. Appointees will serve a three-year term, beginning immediately upon appointment, the county said.
The minimum requirements for this appointment are outlined in section 420.9076, Florida Statutes, and by BCC policy. The county is currently soliciting applications from citizens who meet one of the following categories:
- A resident who is actively engaged as an advocate for low-income persons in connection with affordable housing.
- A resident who represents essential services personnel, defined as a person permanently employed in Okaloosa County in one of the following fields: Healthcare, Police, Public Safety, Fire Personnel, Teachers, Educators and School District personnel, or Skilled Building Trades.
- A resident who represents employers within the jurisdiction.
According to the announcement, citizens who wish to be considered for appointment to the AHAC should go to https://myokaloosa.com/citizen-councils/home to review the policy, complete an application packet and begin the background check process.
Applications must be submitted no later than5 p.m. on Thursday, January 19, 2023, via email to email@example.com or via mail to BCC Citizen Councils, 1250 N. Eglin Parkway, Suite 100, Shalimar, FL 32579.