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The Kissimmee City Commission relies on Advisory Boards made up of local citizens and business members to make recommendations about a variety of City departments and services.

Please contact the City Clerk's Office at 407.518.2313 to request an application or click on the link below to download a printable version.

Below is a list of City Advisory Boards, their requirements, and contact information.

AIRPORT ADVISORY BOARD

  • Five members appointed by the City Commission for 3-year terms
  • All members can be City or non-City residents (3 members-business community non-aviation related and 2 members-citizens at large)
  • No member appointed to the Board may serve on any other appointed Board of the City 
  • Advise staff/City Commission on Airport development
  • Staff contact: Terry Lloyd, Airport Director, 407.847.4600
  • Meets 4th Wednesday at 5:30 p.m., Kissimmee Gateway Airport

BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT
The Board of Adjustment, a citizen advisory board appointed by the City Commission, is empowered to determine variances from the terms of the Land Development Code.

  • Seven members appointed by the City Commission for 3-year terms
  • Members may be residents of the City or non-City residents; non-residents must either own real property or maintain a business  office within the City.
  • At least two members should have valid Florida licenses as an architect, surveyor, engineer or general contractor
  • Hear appeals of Land Development Code Interpretation
  • Staff contact: Craig Holland, Development Services Director, 407.518.2140
  • Meets 2nd Thursday at 5:30 p.m. at Kissimmee City Hall

BUILDING TRADES & EXAMINING BOARD
The Building Trades & Examining Board is responsible for determining the qualifications of applicants for various types of certificates of competency and contractors licenses; recommend additions, deletions and interpretations of the provisions of the building codes and disseminate written information to all licensed contractors; to hear and decide appeals from the decision of the Building Official, determine if a license or certificate of competency of any contractor should be suspended for any violation of the code; and administers and enforces the provisions of Florida Statutes.

  • Seven members appointed by the City Commission for 4-year terms
  • Florida licensed architect, engineer, general contractor, electrical contractor, mechanical contractor, plumber and one member at large
  • No residency requirements
  • No term limits
  • Review building codes
  • Staff contact: Norm Smith, Building Official, 407.518.2132
  • Meets as needed

CHARTER SCHOOL ADVISORY BOARD

  • Seven members appointed by the City Commission for 4-year terms
  • Four Parents, two businesspersons, one teacher
  • Must be residents of Osceola County (not required for teacher position)
  • Advise City Commission on items pertaining to Imagine Kissimmee Charter Academy
  • Staff Contact: Desiree Matthews, Deputy City Manager, 407.518.2300
  • Meets 1st Thursday at 7:00 p.m., Kissimmee Charter Academy
  • Kissimmee Charter Academy Board Application [PDF]

CODE ENFORCEMENT BOARD
The Code Enforcement Board is a citizen board appointed by the City Commission empowered to hear and resolve cases brought to them by the Code Enforcement staff.

  • Seven members appointed by the City Commission for 3-year terms
  • Must be residents of the City
  • Vacancies shall first be filled, when possible, by appointment from the two alternate members serving.
  • Whenever possible: architect, businessperson, engineer, general contractor, subcontractor, Realtor
  • Adjudicate allegations of City code violations
  • Staff contact: Craig Holland, Development Services Director, 407.518.2140
  • Meets 3rd Monday at 5:30 p.m., Kissimmee City Hall

COMMUNITY REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY BOARD
The Community Redevelopment Agency Board consists of seven board members who implement the Master Redevelopment Plan, a public adopted document, with funds generated from a tax increment.

  • Seven members appointed by the City Commission for 4-year terms
  • Members must be a resident or engage in business in the CRA district
  • Governing board for downtown redevelopment district
  • Staff contact: Craig Holland, Development Services Director, 407.518.2140
  • Meets 4th Monday at 6:00 p.m., Kissimmee City Hall Commission Chambers \
  • CRA Advisory Board Application [PDF]

FIRE PENSION BOARD

  • Five member board: two members elected by employees of the plan, two members appointed by the City Commission for 2-year terms, and a 5th member selected by the previous four members and presented to City Commission for ministerial approval.
  • City Commission appointments must be residents of City
  • No term limits per Florida Statutes
  • Advise on Fire Department employees' pension program
  • Staff contact: Chantal Jones, Assistant Personnel Director, 407.518.2115
  • Meets 2nd Tuesday at 9:00 a.m. & 1:00 p.m. (alternating with Police Pension), Kissimmee City Hall

GENERAL PENSION BOARD

  • Seven member board: two members appointed by the City Manager, two members elected by the majority of the general employees who are employed by the City and are members of the system, one member appointed by the TOHO Water Authority Executive Director, one member elected by the majority of the employees of the Authority who are employed by the Authority and are members of the system and a 7th member who is selected by the previous six members
  • 7th member selected by Pension Board and presented to City Commission for ratification.
  • No term limits per Florida Statutes
  • Advise General employees' pension program
  • Staff contact:  Chantal Jones, Assistant Personnel Director, 407.518.2115
  • Meets 4th Thursday at 9:00 a.m. at Kissimmee City Hall

HISTORIC PRESERVATION BOARD
The Historic Preservation Board is a citizen advisory board appointed by the City Commission, whose responsibility is to assist with the protection, enhancement, and perpetuation of properties of historical merit and the areas in which they are located.

  • Seven members appointed by the City Commission for 3-year terms
  • Five members must be residents of the City and two members may be non-City residents.  Non-city residents must own real property or maintain a business office within the City, with preference in historical district.
  • Undertake measures relevant to protection, enhancement and perpetuation of properties of historic merit
  • Staff contact: Craig Holland, Development Services Director, 407.518.2140
  • Meets 2nd Monday at 5:15 p.m., Kissimmee City Hall

HOUSING ADVISORY BOARD
The Housing Advisory Board is appointed by the City Commission to review and make recommendations with regard to federally and/or state funded housing and/or redevelopment activities in the City.

  • Seven members appointed by the City Commission for 3-year terms
  • Five members must be residents of the City and two members may be non-City residents.  Non-city residents must own real property or maintain a business in the City limits.
  • Promote compliance with Fair Housing Ordinance
  • Staff contact: Craig Holland, Development Services Director, 407.518.2140
  • Meets 3rd Thursday at 5:30 p.m., Kissimmee City Hall 

PARKS & RECREATION BOARD

  • Nine members appointed by the City Commission for 3-year terms
  • Seven members shall be City residents and two members may be non-City residents who reside in Osceola County
  • No member appointed to the Board may serve on any other appointed board of the City
  • Advises Commission on parks development and recreational programs
  • Staff contact: Liz Harris, Parks & Recreation Director, 407.518.2501
  • Meets 1st Wednesday at 6:00 p.m. in February, April, June, August, October, and December, Kissimmee Civic Center

PLANNING ADVISORY BOARD
The Planning Advisory Board consists of seven voting members appointed by the City Commission whose responsibility is to review and recommend approval or denial of various development applications.

  • Seven members appointed by the City Commission for 3-year terms
  • Five members must be residents of the City and two members may be non-city residents who either own real property or maintain a business office within the city
  • One non-voting member, appointed by the School Board, is not required to be a City resident
  • Assure development compliance with City’s Comprehensive Plan
  • Staff contact: Craig Holland, Development Services Director, 407.518.2140
  • Meets 1st & 3rd Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. at Kissimmee City Hall

POLICE PENSION BOARD

  • Five member board: two members elected by employees of the plan, two members appointed by the City Commission for 2-year terms, and a 5th member selected by the previous four members and presented to the City Commission for ministerial approval.
  • City Commission appointments must be residents of the City
  • No term limits per Florida Statutes 
  • Advise on management of Police Department employees’ pension program
  • Staff Contact: Chantal Jones, Assistant Personnel Director, 407.518.2115
  • Meets 2nd Tuesday at 9:00 a.m. & 1:00 p.m. (alternating with Fire Pension), Kissimmee City Hall

 

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