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.
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. 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.
Application Period for 2015
Charter Review Commission is Now Open
The next Charter Review Commission begins in June 2015, and members will serve through the day following the general election in 2018. Each of Broward County’s nine Commissioners will make two appointments per district, and there will be one at-large appointment. Applications for appointments to the Charter Review Commission will be accepted through May 15, 2015. Nominations will be confirmed at the June 2, 2015 meeting of the Board of County Commissioners, and appointments will be voted on by ballot.
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. To apply for a district position, you must reside in the nominating Commissioner’s district. All applicants will receive a response indicating that their application has been received.