Alachua County Historical Commission Vacancies

Press release from Alachua County

ALACHUA COUNTY, Fla. – The Alachua County Historical Commission has two Citizen at Large vacancies. County residents with a knowledge of local history are encouraged to apply, and appointments will be made by the County Commission. The application deadline is February 12, 2023.

An in-person quorum is required for the advisory board meetings held in downtown Gainesville, at 5:30 p.m. on the second Monday of most months of the year. One appointment is for a volunteer term through April 30, 2025, and the other is for a term through April 30, 2024.

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.

Complete the online application form (Click on the apply link in the upper right corner.). The link also has the Board details, and the member roster.

Several Historical Commission terms will expire on April 30. Additional appointments or reappointments will be made later this Spring for terms through April 2026.