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Advisory Board & Board of Supervisors

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

If you are interested in serving your community on one of our advisory boards, please fill out the Advisory Board Member Application.

Below is a list of City Advisory Boards and the Toho Water Authority Board of Supervisors, their requirements, and contact information. 

BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT
The Board of Adjustment, a resident 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 must be City residents
  • Hear appeals of Land Development Code Interpretation
  • Staff contact: Development Services Planning & Zoning Department, 407.518.2140 

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 last Thursday at 6:00 p.m., Kissimmee Charter Academy
  • Kissimmee Charter Academy Board Application

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 resident 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

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

TOHOPEKALIGA WATER AUTHORITY (TWA) BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

  • 5 Member Board: two members appointed by the Osceola County BOCC; two members appointed by the City of Kissimmee Commission; one member appointed by the Polk County BOCC
  • Each of the general purpose local governments responsible for appointing members shall consider, but is not required to appoint members with business, real estate development, engineering, accounting, financial scientific, utility governmental or public service backgrounds
  • Members shall be rate payers and qualified electors of Osceola County or of the service area adjacent to Osceola County in which the District has been authorized to operate
  • May serve 3 - 3 Year Terms
  • Officers are elected among themselves on an annual basis
  • Staff Contact:  Todd P. Swingle, Executive Director, 407.944.5131
  • Meet the second Wednesday of the month at 5:00 PM in the Bruce R. Van Meter Board Room
  •  If you are interested, please fill out the TWA Board Member Application