Nassau County Seeking Volunteer to Serve on Planning & Zoning Board

from The County Insider
Office of the Nassau County Manager
September 17, 2021

9/16/21 @ 10:15 a.m. – As a reminder, the Board of County Commissioners is seeking a volunteer to fill a vacancy on the Planning & Zoning Board. This is the perfect opportunity for a resident interested in learning more about the County’s planning process to get involved. Volunteers are compensated for their time, as further explained below.

The vacancy will be for District One, however it is an At-Large position so the representative does not have to reside within that District.

The Planning & Zoning Board reviews all requests for rezoning of property, zoning amendments, Comprehensive Plan text amendments, Land Use Map amendments, and amendments to Ordinances that affect the use and development of land. The Board submits written recommendations on these matters and submits them to the Board of County Commissioners for a final determination. The Board also hears appeals where it is alleged that there is an error in a decision made by the Planning Director or staff, as it relates to Zoning Codes or the Comprehensive Plan. The Board also comments on preliminary site plans and serves as the Local Planning Agency for Nassau County.

The Board is made of up 11 members as follows:

  • Five County Commission District representatives (one for each district)
  • Five At-Large Representatives
  • One School Board Representative

Meetings are held on the first and third Tuesday of the month beginning at 6:00 p.m. Members serve three (3) year terms and are required to file a financial disclosure. Board members are provided a stipend of $75 per meeting and are reimbursed for mileage at rates set by the Federal General Services Administration.

If you are interested in serving, please submit a resume to [email protected] by Friday, September 24th. Resumes will be provided to the Board of County Commissioners and will be considered at a Board meeting in early October. If selected, you will be notified in writing and scheduled for an orientation soon thereafter.

If you have any questions about the Planning & Zoning Board, please contact the Planning Department at (904) 530-6300. Additional information can also be found on the Planning Department’s webpage.

-Sabrina Robertson
Public Information Officer

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