Applications due by close of business on March 14, 2024.

Hillsborough County, Fla. (March 8, 2024) - Hillsborough County Commissioners are seeking residents to serve on the newly created Hillsborough County Veteran's Advisory Board. Residents interested in seeking an appointment must reside in and be registered voters in Hillsborough County. These are voluntary positions and members serve without compensation.

Applications are due by close of business on March 14, 2024. Those applicants who have already applied during the first recruitment notice will still be considered and need not reapply.

All applicants must submit a completed Questionnaire for County Appointments and Standards of Conduct Form. Forms are available on the County's website HCFL.gov. Type on the search box Announcement & Forms to find the forms to download. All forms must be signed and dated, and all questions answered in entirety to be eligible.

In addition, all applicants must submit a verification of military service (DD214). Incomplete applications will not be considered.

The application is due by close of business on March 14th. Appointments will be scheduled for a meeting of the Board of County Commissioners in April or May 2024.
Forms can be -
Mailed to: P. O. Box 1110, Tampa, FL 33601
Emailed to: Rotgerg@HCFL.gov
Delivered to: 601 E. Kennedy Blvd., 2nd Floor, Tampa 33602

Hillsborough County Veteran's Advisory Board

The purpose and scope of the activities of the Hillsborough County Veteran's Advisory Board (HCVAB) shall be the following:

  1. To serve in an advisory capacity to the Hillsborough Board of County Commissioners (BOCC), Hillsborough County Consumer & Veteran's Services Department, and the Conservation & Environmental Lands Management Department to effectuate development of the Veterans Resource Center additional phases, the memorials and grounds of Hillsborough County Veteran's Memorial Park, and revitalization of the museum as outlined in the most current Master Plan created by the University of South Florida and adopted by the board in November 2022.

  2. To serve as a convener of community groups whose interest is in the provision of resources to the veterans, their spouses, and the family members of veterans who reside in Hillsborough County.

  3. To deliver an annual report to the BOCC detailing priorities, goals, and issues pertaining to veterans and their families.

  4. The HCVAB will serve as an ad hoc board with a delineation date of December 2027, at which time an evaluation to determine the need of continuance will be conducted.

Seven new positions have been created. Terms are for two years. There shall be one member from each Commission District. Applicants should meet the following criteria:

  1. Served in the Armed Forces and received an honorable discharge with a minimum of four years of service, (preference given to those who have retired by years of service or medically retired from active service);

  2. Resume of veteran-related community service;

  3. Educational background and work experience that would significantly contribute to the board when serving as a member; and

  4. Identify all memberships in professional organizations.

This board is subject to Section 286.011, Florida Statutes, also known as the Sunshine Law.
Meeting schedule: To be determined.