If you're interested in serving on the Broward County Charter Review Commission, I'd like to hear from you. In order to do so you must submit an application by May 15, 2015. Appointments will be confirmed at the County Commission meeting on June 2, 2015.
The Charter Review Commission is authorized and empowered to conduct a comprehensive study of any or all phases of county government, including significant, regional, long-term and complex issues facing Broward County in the coming decade.
The application form is now available at Broward.org/charter. All applicants will receive a response indicating that their application has been received.
Recommendations of the Charter Review Commission will help determine the design of Broward County government, and how it should function to best meet the needs of the people. Recommendations must be voted on by the electorate.
The Broward County Charter serves as the Constitution for Broward County Government. It was originally adopted in 1974, and provides for the appointment of a Charter Review Commission every 10 years.
Each of the County's nine Commissioners will nominate two persons who reside within their district. In addition, there will be one at-large appointment; each Commissioner will have the opportunity to nominate two eligible persons to the at-large seat. To apply for a district or at-large appointment, you must be a registered voter in Broward County and not presently serving as an employee of the County or in a disqualifying office.
The Charter Review Commission members will serve through the day following the 2018 general election.