Utility Advisory Board Vacancy

Press release from Alachua County

The Alachua County Commission is seeking applicants to fill a non-voting member vacancy on the City of Gainesville’s Utility Advisory Board (UAB), subject to the approval of the City Commission. Non-voting members have the same rights and privileges as voting members, except non-voting members cannot make motions or vote on motions under consideration. The term is for four years (through March 2, 2026). The application deadline is February 18, 2022.
The UAB meets on the second Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m., the fourth Tuesday of each month for a workshop at 5:30 p.m., quarterly with the City Commission, and as needed for other special meetings.

The UAB advises and makes recommendations to the City of Gainesville Commission regarding all matters of utility governance of the City’s electric, gas, telecommunications, water, and wastewater utilities.

Applicants with any of the following types of experience are encouraged to apply:

  • experience as a utility demand customer
  • experience as a utility service provider
  • investment banking, financial, or certified public accounting experience
  • experience in energy and water conservation
  • experience with business, contract, or corporate law experience, or contract administration
  • engineering experience

The County Commission may recommend the appointment of their non-voting member with any qualifications or experience the County Commission deems relevant or beneficial to service on the utility board. 

Interested applicants may apply online (scroll down the page to Utility Advisory Board).