The Alachua County Historical Commission (ACHC) has five upcoming vacancies for the positions of Citizen at Large. County residents with a knowledge of local history are encouraged to apply. The County Commission makes appointments. The application deadline is April 7, 2022. An in-person quorum is required for the advisory board meetings held in downtown Gainesville, at 5:30 p.m. on the second Monday most months of the year. These appointments will be for volunteer terms through April 30, 2025.
The mission of the ACHC is “To promote, preserve and protect Alachua County’s historic resources.” The Board provides research and recommendations to the Alachua County Commission on matters related to County history. The Historical Commission provides leadership in advancing the identification, protection, preservation, and interpretation of Alachua County’s cultural heritage. They provide historical research and documentation for exhibits, educational programs, and pamphlets about County history. In addition, they may assist local organizations such as museums, libraries and archives, historical, archaeological, genealogical societies, and other institutions with historical objectives.