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Thursday, November 17, 2022

Ocala looking for volunteers to fill advisory committee, board vacancies

The City of Ocala is currently seeking volunteers to fill vacancies across committee and advisory board positions within the city government.

The Ocala City Council appoints individuals to serve on over 20 boards, advisory committees, and commissions. These volunteers come from all across Ocala and help influence decisions that affect the city by providing advice and feedback to the city’s leaders and council members.

Among the boards with a current vacancy is the Utility Advisory Board, which held a meeting on Wednesday. The Utility Advisory Board is a group of 12 volunteer members of the Ocala community that serve in an advisory capacity to city government in connection with the management of the city’s utility services.

During this week’s board meeting, Jacob Williams, CEO of Florida Municipal Power Agency, spoke to the board regarding the current energy crisis in the United States and its impact on the Sunshine State.

Utility Advisory Board Ocala meeting on Wednesday November 16 2022
Jacob Williams, Florida Municipal Power Agency’s CEO, addressing the Utility Advisory Board during Wednesday’s meeting (Photo courtesy of the City of Ocala)

The term length for each position varies by the committee or advisory board. In addition, many of the boards have requirements, such as residing within the city limits, being a qualified city voter, or owning real property within the city limits. These requirements are detailed on the ‘retirement system boards‘ and ‘all other boards‘ online applications.

The current board and committee vacancies can be viewed online by visiting the City of Ocala’s Boards and Commissions webpage.

For more information, contact the Office of the City Clerk via phone (352-629-8266) or email ([email protected]).