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Planning Council

​​​​​​​​Mission and Membership of the Broward County Planning Council

The Broward County Planning Council is a truly multi-jurisdictional planning agency. The fundamental role of the Council is to promote coordinated, comprehensive, long-range planning throughout Broward County through the joint cooperation and participation of all local governments, public officials and private citizens.

Countywide planning was first established in Broward County with the passage of Chapter 59 - 1154, Laws of Florida, Special Acts of 1959, as amended, which created the Broward County Area Planning Board. With the passage of the Charter of Broward County, Florida on November 5, 1974, the Broward County Planning Council was created and the enabling legislation of the Area Planning Board was repealed and its functions and responsibilities were transferred to, and vested in, the Council.

As stipulated in the Charter of Broward County (PDF), Florida, the membership of the Broward County Planning Council numbers twenty. One member is a Broward County Commissioner selected by a majority vote of the Commission; one member is a Broward County School Board member selected by the School Board membership. In addition, each County Commissioner individually appoints two members from their respective nine County Commission districts, one member in each district being an elected municipal official and one being an elector not holding elected public office.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​


Employment Opportunity

Planner position - Open until filled.

The Broward County Planning Council is accepting applications for a Planner. The position involves professional work in the land use and transportation field for the development and implementation of the Broward County Land Use Plan and Broward County Trafficways Plan. The applicant works with considerable independence and initiative; prepares land use plan and trafficways plan amendments; reviews projects for compliance with the land use plan; reviews plats; collects and analyzes data for use in the Broward County Land Use Plan; and prepares recommendations to the Planning Council. The applicant must possess excellent communication skills and the ability to work independently with minimum oversight.  

Minimum qualifications include a bachelor's degree from an accredited four-year college with course work in urban and regional planning, public administration or a related field.

The Broward County Planning Council offers a competitive benefits package including holidays vacation and sick leave, medical, dental, vision and life insurance, pharmacy coverage, participation in the Florida Retirement System with employer contribution, and health savings and flexible spending accounts for medical and dependent care expenses.

Annual Minimum Starting Salary - $56,794.19​

To apply, please submit a cover letter and résumé to the Broward County Planning Council, 115 South Andrews Avenue, Room 307, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301 or to planningcouncil@broward.org. The position will remain open until filled.

​Broward County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All Broward County employees must serve the public and fellow employees with honesty and integrity in full accord with the letter and spirit of Broward County's Employee Code​ of Ethics, gift, and conflict of interest policies. ​​