Alachua County Historical Commission vacancies

Press release from Alachua County

ALACHUA COUNTY, Fla. – The Alachua County Historical Commission has terms expiring and will soon have four Citizen at Large vacancies. County residents with a knowledge of local history are encouraged to apply, and the County Commission will make appointments. The application deadline is May 8, 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 2025, and three for terms through April 2026.

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, and 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.