Citizen participation in the local government is essential if we are to maintain the quality of life we enjoy in Lake Alfred. Opportunities exist for citizen volunteers to work in harmony with the government by serving on advisory boards. The City of Lake Alfred has three active advisory boards and two retirement boards. Each is set up to perform specific functions. In addition, task forces and ad-hoc committees may be created to address particular issues.
The City Commission appoints members of the boards and committees. All positions are voluntary and members are not compensated for their time. However, the individuals who serve on the boards and committees provide an invaluable service to the city. Their advice and expertise on a wide range of topics assist the City Commission in its decision-making process. It is this effective involvement of residents in all aspects of community life that has made Lake Alfred an all-American city.
All board and committee meetings are open to the public pursuant to the State of Florida’s Sunshine Law. Sufficient notice must be given to the public before a meeting is called. All proceedings are matters of public record.
Board and Committee vacancies are listed on this Web site (see below). All interested residents are encouraged to submit an application to the City Commission in care of City Clerk’s office. Please download our Board Member Application and when completing the application, list the board(s) on which you are interested in serving by order of preference. Upon completion, return your application to:
City of Lake Alfred
City Clerk’s Office
155 E. Pomelo Street
Lake Alfred, FL 33850
In general, individuals may serve on only one board or committee at a given time, with the exemption of ad-hoc committees or task forces. Most advisory groups meet at least once every other month, however, there are varying degrees of commitment, depending on the board. Membership requirements vary with each board and committee.
|Board or Committee||Vacancies||Qualifications|
|Board of Adjustments||0||All members must be resident of the City of Lake Alfred.|
|Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) Board||2||All five City Commissioners; plus two citizen or business representatives|
|General Employees’ Retirement Board||0||Three members must be employees; three must be residents of the City of Lake Alfred; one is chosen by the previous six members|
|Parks and Recreation Board||0||All members must be a resident of the City of Lake Alfred|
|Planning Board||0||All members must be a resident of the City of Lake Alfred.|
|Police and Fire Retirement Board||0||Two members must be residents of the City of Lake Alfred; one must be a Police Officer; one must be Firefighter; one is chosen by the previous four members.|
|Special Magistrate||N/A||The City of Lake Alfred contracts with the Special Magistrate.|