City of Jacksonville

Boards and Commissions

How to Hold a Public Meeting in the COVID-19 Pandemic Era

During the COVID-19 pandemic State of Emergency, the City of Jacksonville took steps to keep local government open and accessible to the public, while also protecting the health, safety and welfare of the community, by holding all public meetings via electronic means. This was permitted because the Governor of Florida issued Executive Order 20-69 authorizing local government boards to meet virtually. Executive Order 20-69 expired on November 1, 2020, and public meetings must resume in person following pre-pandemic rules. Below you will find a how to guide meant to help City boards, commissions, committees, task forces, etc. maintain public safety while returning to pre-pandemic rules regarding public meetings.

Download the Guide: How to Hold a Public Meeting in the Pandemic Era: An Abbreviated Guide for City Boards and Commissions

Advisory Boards and Commissions

These boards and commissioners serve an advisory role, providing advice, research and residents' perspectives to the mayor and City Council.

Board Members: Please see ethics training materials at the bottom of this page.

Asian American Advisory Board 
Better Jacksonville Plan Project Administration Committee 
Citizen Planning Advisory Committees
Concurrency & Mobility Management Systems Technical Advisory Committee 
Cultural Service Grant Program Committee
Disability Council 
Duval County Election Advisory Panel
Hispanic American Advisory Board
Jacksonville Advisory Council on Sexual Assault
Jacksonville-Duval County Council on Elder Affairs
Jacksonville Housing & Community Development Commission
Jacksonville Waterways Commission
Jesse B. Smith Memorial Scholarship Review Committee
Joint Planning Committee
Keep Jacksonville Beautiful: A Clean City Commission
Lex Hester Memorial Scholarship Review Committee
Mayor's Advisory Commission on Television, Motion Picture & Commercial Production
Mayor's Commission on the Status of Women 
Mayor's Council for Fitness and Well-Being
Metropolitan Jacksonville Area HIV Health Services Planning Council
Northwest Jacksonville Economic Development Fund Advisory Committee
Police & Fire Pension Fund Financial Investment & Advisory Committee
Ritz Theatre and Museum Board of Directors
Safety and Crime Reduction Commission
Subdivision Standards & Policy Advisory Committee
Tree Commission
TRUE-Taxation, Revenue & Utilization of Expenditures Commission
Victim Assistance Advisory Council
Young Leaders Advisory Council

Community Redevelopment Area Boards

JIA Community Redevelopment Agency Advisory Board
KingSoutel Crossing Community Redevelopment Agency Advisory Board
Renew Arlington Community Redevelopment Agency Advisory Board

Oversight Boards and Commissions

These boards and commissions serve in a oversight capacity and may allocate city funding within some programs.

Art in Public Places Committee
Better Jacksonville Financial Administration Committee 
Board of Library Trustees
City of Jacksonville Retirement System Board of Trustees 
Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville 
Duval County Job Opportunity Board
Duval County Tourist Development Council
JSEB Monitoring Committee
Kids Hope Alliance
Opioid Settlement Proceeds Grants Program
Public Service Grant Council

Regulatory Boards and Commissions

Regulatory boards and commission exercise regulatory authority, such as the power to make rulings and impose penalties in accordance with various sections of the Ordinance Code.

Building Codes Adjustment Board
Civil Service Board
Construction Trades Qualifying Board 
Context Sensitive Streets Standards Committee
Downtown Development Review Board 
Environmental Protection Board
Jacksonville Ethics Commission 
Jacksonville Historic Preservation Commission
Jacksonville Human Rights Commission
Planning Commission
Public Nuisance Abatement Board (PNAB)
Tower Review Committee
Value Adjustment Board

Independent and Quasi-Independent Boards and Agencies

The authorities and commissions listed below are integral to the smooth operation of Jacksonville's city government, in most cases provided oversight and quidance to city agencies that provide key services to its residents.

Downtown Investment Authority 
Duval County Research & Development Authority
JAA-Jacksonville Aviation Authority
Jacksonville Health Facilities Authority
Jacksonville Police & Fire Pension Board of Trustees
JHA-Jacksonville Housing Authority
JHFA-Jacksonville Housing Finance Authority
JPA-Jacksonville Port Authority
JTA-Jacksonville Transportation Authority

Ethics Information

Important legal information for all current or potential board and commission members from the City's Ethics Officer:

Ethics Training for Boards & Commissions

All members of City Boards and Commissions are required by local law to complete training provided by the City’s Ethics Office. This should be completed within six months of appointment and renewed at least once every four years. A completed knowledge check is required prior to training. Please reach out to the City’s Ethics office,,  or to your board’s City liaison for details.

Bi-Monthly Ethics Training for Boards & Commissions

Every Board and Commission member should attend at least one training session every four years.

2024 Schedule of Ethics Training Sessions
  • Thursday, January 18, 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. (ZOOM) 
  • Thursday, March 21, 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. (LYNWOOD ROBERTS ROOM) - CANCELLED
  • Wednesday, April 24, 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. (MEZZANINE LEVEL, ROOMS 1 and 2)
  • Thursday, May 16, 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. (ZOOM) 
  • Thursday, July 18, 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. (LYNWOOD ROBERTS ROOM) 
  • Thursday, September 19, 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. (ZOOM) 
  • Thursday, November 21, 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. (LYNWOOD ROBERTS ROOM) 

Appointment Opportunities

If you are interested in volunteering to serve on one of the City's boards or commissions, please visit the Appointment Opportunities page

Annual Reports

To review a summary of individual boards and commissions' prior year activities, meeting information, membership, and assessment of effectiveness, please visit the Boards & Commissions Annual Reports page.

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