Citizen Committees

Advisory Boards & Committees

Thank you for your interest in Highlands County advisory boards and committees. Citizen participation, by way of community input, advice, and/or recommendations regarding matters brought before the Board of County Commissioners for its consideration is important in developing Highlands County’s programs and policies and in providing quality public services to the community. This is an opportunity for residents to get involved in an advisory capacity.

Any resident of Highlands County who would like to be considered for appointment to one of the boards or committees listed on this website should click on on the Committee link to view more information about the committee or board. We recommend that residents research the various boards or committees for information on committee responsibilities, member eligibility, term length and the committee/board meeting schedule to determine what time commitment is involved for members.

The committee appointment process requires an "Application for Committee Appointments” to be completed, either online and or in paper form and submitted.  Additionally, the Policy for Appointed Committees can be accessed at this website.

For more information about advisory committees and position openings, please contact:
Michelle Drake, Administrative Assistant
Email: mdrake@highlandsfl.gov
Phone: (863) 402-6517

Boards & Committees with Vacancies
Children's Services Council
Construction, Licensing & Appeals Board
Dangerous Dog Hearing Board
Industrial Development Authority / Economic Development Commission
Local Mitigation Strategy Workgroup
Natural Resources Advisory Commission
Recreation and Parks Advisory Committee
Veteran Services Advisory Board



APPLY ONLINE HERE