Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Legislative Appointments To Boards And Commissions


The Speaker of the House has appointing authority for a diverse number of Boards and Commissions throughout the state. These Boards and Commissions include:

Click on the board or commission name to view details on selected board or commission

  • Advisory Council for the DOH Website Information Clearinghouse on Developmental Disabilities

    The council shall provide technical assistance to the Department of Health in the establishment of the information clearinghouse and give the department the benefit of the council members’ knowledge and experience relating to the needs of patients and families of patients with developmental disabilities and available support services.

    Total Number of Members: 9
    Total Number of Members appointed by the Governor: 3
    Total Number of Members appointed by the President of the Senate: 3
    Total Number of Members appointed by the Speaker of the House: 3

  • Automobile Insurance Fraud Strike Force

    Created under the Department of Financial Services to support prosecution, investigation, and prevention of motor vehicle insurance fraud.

    Total Number of Members: 9
    Total Number of Members appointed by the Governor: 0
    Total Number of Members appointed by the President of the Senate: 2
    Total Number of Members appointed by the Speaker of the House: 2

  • Biomedical Research Advisory Council (BRAC)

    The James and Esther King Biomedical Research Program works within the Department of Health to proved a perpetual annual source of funding for research in the areas of tobacco-related cancer, cardiovascular disease, stroke, and pulmonary disease. The goal of the program is to improve Florida’s biomedical knowledge base relating to these health issues, and to stimulate economic development in biomedical development.

    Total Number of Members: 11
    Total Number of Members appointed by the Governor: 4
    Total Number of Members appointed by the President of the Senate: 2
    Total Number of Members appointed by the Speaker of the House: 2

    Council Website

  • Citizens Property Insurance Corporation Board of Governors

    Citizens is a not-for-profit, tax-exempt government corporation whose public purpose is to provide insurance protection to Florida property owners throughout the state.

    Total Number of Members: 8
    Total Number of Members appointed by the Governor: 2
    Total Number of Members appointed by the President of the Senate: 2
    Total Number of Members appointed by the Speaker of the House: 2

    Council Website

  • Citrus/Hernando Waterways Restoration Council

    The Citrus/Hernando Waterways Restoration Council consists of two county taskforces that develop plans for the restoration of waterways in Citrus and Hernando Counties.

    Total Number of Members: 14
    Total Number of Members appointed by the Governor: 0
    Total Number of Members appointed by the President of the Senate: 7
    Total Number of Members appointed by the Speaker of the House: 7

    Council Website

  • Commission on Ethics

    The Commission on Ethics upholds the standards of conduct for the employees of the state, counties, cities, and other political subdivisions of Florida.

    Total Number of Members: 9
    Total Number of Members appointed by the Governor: 5
    Total Number of Members appointed by the President of the Senate: 2
    Total Number of Members appointed by the Speaker of the House: 2

    Council Website

  • Council on the Social Status of Black Men and Boys

    The Council on the Social Status of Black Men and Boys studies adverse societal conditions effecting black males including homicide rates, arrest and incarceration rates, poverty, drug abuse, death rates, school performance, and health issues and propose measures to correct the underlying causes of these issues.

    Total Number of Members: 19
    Total Number of Members appointed by the Governor: 0
    Total Number of Members appointed by the President of the Senate: 4
    Total Number of Members appointed by the Speaker of the House: 4

    Council Website

  • Department of Elderly Affairs Advisory Council

    The Department of Elderly Affairs Advisory Council advises the Department of Elderly Affairs in decisions regarding organizational issues and additions or reductions to the department’s responsibilities. It also assists the Secretary of Elderly Affairs in carrying out the duties of the department.

    Total Number of Members: 17
    Total Number of Members appointed by the Governor: 13
    Total Number of Members appointed by the President of the Senate: 2
    Total Number of Members appointed by the Speaker of the House: 2

    Council Website

  • Employer-Sponsored Benefits Study Task Force

    Task force shall analyze employment benefits and the impact of state preemption of the regulation of those benefits.

    Total Number of Members: 11
    Total Number of Members appointed by the Governor: 0
    Total Number of Members appointed by the President of the Senate: 5
    Total Number of Members appointed by the Speaker of the House: 5

  • Enterprise Florida Board of Directors

    Oversees the Enterprise Florida Corporation; a non-profit organization that assists in the expansion and development of black business enterprise through communication with Government agencies.

    Total Number of Members: 19
    Total Number of Members appointed by the Governor: 6
    Total Number of Members appointed by the President of the Senate: 4
    Total Number of Members appointed by the Speaker of the House: 4

    Council Website

  • Florida Cancer Control & Research Advisory Council

    The Florida Cancer Control & Research Advisory Council recommends solutions to the Board of Governors and the State Surgeon General regarding methods to control and prevent cancer throughout the state.

    Total Number of Members: 35
    Total Number of Members appointed by the Governor: 33
    Total Number of Members appointed by the President of the Senate: 1
    Total Number of Members appointed by the Speaker of the House: 1

    Council Website

  • Florida Center for Brain Tumor Research Scientific Advisor Council

    The Florida Center for Brain Tumor Research Scientific Advisor Council advises a coordinated research effort to treat and cure cancerous and non-cancerous brain tumors. The Council works with The Evelyn F. and William L. McKnight Institute of the University of Florida who collaborate with other brain cancer research institutions in a unified effort to cure brain tumors.

    Total Number of Members: 11
    Total Number of Members appointed by the Governor: 4
    Total Number of Members appointed by the President of the Senate: 3
    Total Number of Members appointed by the Speaker of the House: 3

    Council Website

  • Florida Clerk of the Courts Operations Corporation

    The Florida Clerk of the Courts Operations Corporation reviews proposed budgets related to the Courts.

    Total Number of Members: 11
    Total Number of Members appointed by the Governor: 0
    Total Number of Members appointed by the President of the Senate: 1
    Total Number of Members appointed by the Speaker of the House: 1

    Council Website

  • Florida Commission on the Status of Women

    The Florida Commission on the Status of Women studies the changing and developing roles of women in American society. The Commission addresses issues that include domestic violence, gender equity, family, employment, education, and healthcare.

    Total Number of Members: 22
    Total Number of Members appointed by the Governor: 4
    Total Number of Members appointed by the President of the Senate: 4
    Total Number of Members appointed by the Speaker of the House: 4

    Council Website

  • Florida Council on Arts and Culture

    The Florida Council on Arts and Culture advises the Secretary of State regarding cultural grant funding and on all matters pertaining to culture in Florida.

    Total Number of Members: 15
    Total Number of Members appointed by the Governor: 7
    Total Number of Members appointed by the President of the Senate: 4
    Total Number of Members appointed by the Speaker of the House: 4

    Council Website

  • Florida Defense Support Task Force

    The Florida Defense Support Task Force was created to make recommendations to prepare the state to effectively compete in any federal base realignment and closure action, to support the state’s position in research and development activities relating to military missions and contracting, and to improve the state's military-friendly environment for service members, military dependents, military retirees and businesses that bring military and base-related jobs to the state.

    Total Number of Members: 13
    Total Number of Members appointed by the Governor: 4
    Total Number of Members appointed by the President of the Senate: 4
    Total Number of Members appointed by the Speaker of the House: 4

  • Florida Early Learning Advisory Council

    The Florida Early Learning Advisory Council submits recommendations to the Agency of Workforce Innovation regarding state policies relating to voluntary pre-kindergarten education programs.

    Total Number of Members: 33
    Total Number of Members appointed by the Governor: 1
    Total Number of Members appointed by the President of the Senate: 1
    Total Number of Members appointed by the Speaker of the House: 1

    Council Website

  • Florida Education Fund Board of Directors

    The Florida Education Fund board of directors oversees the Florida Education Fund; a state program which matches half of the funds contributed by private sources in order to fund scholarships and educational opportunities in the state of Florida.

    Total Number of Members: 12
    Total Number of Members appointed by the Governor: 2
    Total Number of Members appointed by the President of the Senate: 2
    Total Number of Members appointed by the Speaker of the House: 2

  • Florida Faith-Based and Community-Based Advisory Council

    The Florida Faith-Based and Community-Based Advisory Council facilitates cooperation between the State Government and Florida’s faith-based and community-based organizations in order to deliver services more effectively.

    Total Number of Members: 25
    Total Number of Members appointed by the Governor: 17
    Total Number of Members appointed by the President of the Senate: 4
    Total Number of Members appointed by the Speaker of the House: 4

    Council Website

  • Florida Film and Entertainment Advisory Council

    The Florida Film and Entertainment Advisory Council advises the Department of Economic Opportunity and the Office of Film and Entertainment on developing, marketing, and promoting the state’s entertainment industry.

    Total Number of Members: 17
    Total Number of Members appointed by the Governor: 7
    Total Number of Members appointed by the President of the Senate: 5
    Total Number of Members appointed by the Speaker of the House: 5

    Council Website

  • Florida Greenways and Trails Council

    The Florida Greenways and Trails Council manages the maintenance of Florida’s greenways and trails. They are tasked with overseeing conservation corridors, greenbelts, recreational trails, scenic corridors, reserves, regional parks and preserves, ecological sites, freshwater and saltwater paddling trails, and other nature-centric roadways throughout the state.

    Total Number of Members: 21
    Total Number of Members appointed by the Governor: 5
    Total Number of Members appointed by the President of the Senate: 3
    Total Number of Members appointed by the Speaker of the House: 3

    Council Website

  • Florida Health Choices, Inc., Board of Directors

    Florida Health Choices' address the need to have access to affordable, quality health care by creating a competitive market for purchasing health insurance and health services. Insurers and other companies will be able to offer more flexible insurance options and other products geared toward businesses with 50 or fewer employees.

    Total Number of Members: 15
    Total Number of Members appointed by the Governor: 4
    Total Number of Members appointed by the President of the Senate: 4
    Total Number of Members appointed by the Speaker of the House: 4

    Council Website

  • Florida Historical Commission

    The Florida Historical Commission prioritizes the preservation of historical and archeological sites in the State of Florida. They also provide programs to encourage public interest and involvement in the preservation of Florida’s historic and archeological sites.

    Total Number of Members: 11
    Total Number of Members appointed by the Governor: 7
    Total Number of Members appointed by the President of the Senate: 2
    Total Number of Members appointed by the Speaker of the House: 2

    Council Website

  • Florida Public Service Commission Nominating Council

    The Florida Public Service Commission Nomination Council nominates candidates to the Governor to fill vacancies on the Public Service Commission; a body which ensures Floridians receive services like natural gas, electricity, telephone, water, and wastewater in a safe affordable manner.

    Total Number of Members: 12
    Total Number of Members appointed by the Governor: 0
    Total Number of Members appointed by the President of the Senate: 6
    Total Number of Members appointed by the Speaker of the House: 6

    Council Website

  • Florida Small Business Development Center Network Advisory Board

    The network is the principal business assistance organization for small businesses in the state. The purpose is to serve emerging and established for-profit, privately held businesses that maintain a place of business in the state. The advisory board shall advise, counsel, and confer with the statewide director on matters pertaining to the operation of the network.

    Total Number of Members: 13
    Total Number of Members appointed by the Governor: 3
    Total Number of Members appointed by the President of the Senate: 3
    Total Number of Members appointed by the Speaker of the House: 3

    Council Website

  • Florida Veterans Hall of Fame Council

    The Council is established within the Florida Department of Veterans’ Affairs as an advisory body to the Governor and the Cabinet who will select nominees to be inducted into the Florida Veterans’ Hall of Fame

    Total Number of Members: 7
    Total Number of Members appointed by the Governor: 1
    Total Number of Members appointed by the President of the Senate: 1
    Total Number of Members appointed by the Speaker of the House: 1

    Council Website

  • Higher Education Coordinating Council

    The Higher Education Coordinating Council advises the Legislature, the Board of Governors, and the State Board of Education in order to promote coordination and consistency between educational institutions throughout Florida from Kindergarten to graduate school.

    Total Number of Members: 7
    Total Number of Members appointed by the Governor: 0
    Total Number of Members appointed by the President of the Senate: 1
    Total Number of Members appointed by the Speaker of the House: 1

    Council Website

  • K-20 Students with Disabilities Education Pathway Task Force

    The task force shall make recommendations on a rigorous K-12 academic pathway that will enable students with disabilities to earn a diploma that will matriculate into postsecondary education college credit programs. Shall also recommend options for expanding access of students with disabilities to a traditional postsecondary academic experience.

    Total Number of Members: 11
    Total Number of Members appointed by the Governor: 0
    Total Number of Members appointed by the President of the Senate: 1
    Total Number of Members appointed by the Speaker of the House: 1

  • Medicaid Low Income Pool Council (LIP)

    The Medicaid Low Income Pool Council advises the Agency for Health Care Administration in financing a low-income pool plan for Medicare and Medicaid programs.

    Total Number of Members: 24
    Total Number of Members appointed by the Governor: 0
    Total Number of Members appointed by the President of the Senate: 2
    Total Number of Members appointed by the Speaker of the House: 2

    Council Website

  • Museum of Florida History’s Ad-Hoc Committee - The Great Floridians Program

    The Museum of Florida History’s Ad-Hoc Committee Great Floridians Program is responsible for meeting at least twice a year to select nominees to receive a Great Floridian designation. Great Floridians are present or former citizens of the state, either living or deceased, who have made major contributions to the development of the nation or state. Nominations made by the committee are passed on to the Secretary of State who chooses the recipient of the designation.

    Total Number of Members: NA
    Total Number of Members appointed by the Governor: NA
    Total Number of Members appointed by the President of the Senate: NA
    Total Number of Members appointed by the Speaker of the House: NA

    Council Website

  • SCRIPPS Florida Funding Corporation Board of Directors

    The SCRIPPS Florida Funding Corporation Board of Directors oversees legislative appropriations made to the SCRIPPS biomedical research institute and campus. It also ensures that SCRIPPS upholds its contractual obligations to the state in exchange for these funds.

    Total Number of Members: 9
    Total Number of Members appointed by the Governor: 3
    Total Number of Members appointed by the President of the Senate: 3
    Total Number of Members appointed by the Speaker of the House: 3

    Council Website

  • Small Business Air Pollution Compliance Advisory Panel (CAP)

    The CAP renders advice on the effectiveness of the Small Business Environmental Assistance Program and the difficulties encountered by small business. They review information for stationary air pollution sources to assure the information is understandable to the small business community.

    Total Number of Members: 7
    Total Number of Members appointed by the Governor: 2
    Total Number of Members appointed by the President of the Senate: 1
    Total Number of Members appointed by the Speaker of the House: 1

    Council Website

  • State Council on Interstate Educational Opportunity for Military Children

    Council provides advice and recommendations regarding the state’s participation in and compliance with the compact and Interstate Commission on Educational Opportunity for Military Children activities. The council shall provide three to five names to the Governor as recommendations for the Military Family Education Liaison.

    Total Number of Members: 7
    Total Number of Members appointed by the Governor: 2
    President of the Senate and Speaker of the House Joint Appointment: 1

  • State Research University Institute for Online Learning Advisory Board

    This advisory board shall support the development of high quality, fully online baccalaureate degree programs at the University of Florida; offer expert advice, as requested by the university, in the development and implementation of a business plan to expand the offering of those degree programs; make recommendation to the Board of Governors regarding the university’s comprehensive plan to expand the degree program offerings; monitor, evaluate, and report on the implementation of the plan to the Board of Governors, House, Senate, and Governor.

    Total Number of Members: 5
    Total Number of Members appointed by the Governor: 1
    Total Number of Members appointed by the President of the Senate: 1
    Total Number of Members appointed by the Speaker of the House: 1

    Committee Website

  • Tobacco Education and Use Prevention Advisory Council

    The Tobacco Education and Use Prevention Advisory Council advises and reviews a statewide program aimed at reducing the prevalence of tobacco usage among youth, adults, and pregnant women. The program includes the funding of educational marketing campaigns, community and youth programs, as well as counseling and referral services to those struggling with tobacco use related habits or diseases.

    Total Number of Members: 23
    Total Number of Members appointed by the Governor: 4
    Total Number of Members appointed by the President of the Senate: 2
    Total Number of Members appointed by the Speaker of the House: 2

    Council Website

  • Triumph Gulf Coast, Inc. Board of Directors

    The corporation is created within the Department of Economic Opportunity to administer the Recovery Fund for the benefit of disproportionately affected counties that experienced economic damage from the Deepwater Horizon disaster. The corporation monitors, reviews, and evaluates awardees and related projects or programs created under the Gulf Coast Economic Corridor Act. The board of directors shall review the Recovery Fund, establish and review priorities for economic recovery in disproportionately affected counties, and determine use of the earnings available.

    Total Number of Members: 5
    Total Number of Members appointed by the Governor: 0
    Total Number of Members appointed by the President of the Senate: 1
    Total Number of Members appointed by the Speaker of the House: 1

  • User Experience Task Force

    The task force shall develop and recommend a design for consolidating existing state-managed websites that provide public access to state operational and fiscal information into a single website. Recommendations are to be submitted to the Governor, Chief Financial Officer, House, and Senate.

    Total Number of Members: 4
    Total Number of Members appointed by the Governor: 1
    Total Number of Members appointed by the President of the Senate: 1
    Total Number of Members appointed by the Speaker of the House: 1

To obtain an application for consideration of appointment to a particular board or commission, you may download the Questionnaire for Legislative Appointments. If you would like to inquire about current vacancies, please contact the Office of the Speaker at (850) 717-5000.

Revised: 12/17/2013


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