Hillsborough County is seeking volunteers to serve on its Diversity Advisory Council.
The council is intended to help facilitate communication between Hillsborough County government and diverse populations, and to address diversity matters affecting the county and its residents.
The Board of County Commissioners appoints the council, which is comprised of two individuals from each category: Black; Caribbean; Far East Asian; lesbian, bisexual, gay, and transgender; Hispanic/Latino; Indian Asian; Middle Eastern; Native American; Northern and Southern European; and people with disabilities. There also are two at-large members who are not required to identify with a specific category.
The county is advertising for 13 vacancies. All nominees must reside in and be registered to vote in Hillsborough County.
To apply, residents must submit an essay of 200 to 500 words highlighting their goals for the council and why they are suited to serve. Applicants also must complete a questionnaire for the council and a standards of conduct form, which are available at the county’s web site at: HCFLGov.net. Click on the “government” link on the top of the page, then the “boards and committees” link.
The forms can be filled out and printed, then scanned and delivered by email to email@example.com; by fax to 813-239-3916 or mailed to P. O. Box 1110, Tampa, Fla., 33601.
Applications are due by close of business on Dec. 16. The commission is expected to consider the appointments in early 2022.