Boards & Committees

Volunteer to Help Your City – serve on a City Citizen Board!

Current Board Vacancies:

  • One (1) Police Officers' Pension Board of Trustees
  • One (1) General Employees' Retirement System Board of Trustees

If you would like to volunteer to serve on one of the City’s Citizen Boards or Committees, or have any questions, please complete a Citizen Board Application and return it to the Office of the City Clerk or via email.

Applications are maintained in an active file for six months. If you have submitted an application within the last six months, but were not chosen and would like to be considered for another board, please contact the Office of City Clerk lgamiotea@cityofokeechobee.com and ask that your application be placed back up for consideration.

All applicants for a City Board shall complete a Citizen Board/Committee Application form. Board members serve their appointed term without any compensation. Additional qualifications may be required depending on the particular board. Board members are appointed by the City Council, excluding those Pension Trustees who are elected by the Fund Members.

Meetings are held in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 55 SE 3rd Avenue, Suite 200, Okeechobee, FL 34974

Planning Board/Board of Adjustment/Design Review Board

7 members: Meets the 3rd Thursday of each month at 6:00 p.m.

Okeechobee Utility Authority Board of Directors

City Appoints 3 of the 8 members: Meets the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 8:30 a.m.

Municipal Police Officers’ Pension Board of Trustees

5 members: Meets the 1st Monday in Feb., May, Aug. & Nov. at 5:00 p.m.

Municipal Firefighters’ Pension Board of Trustees

5 members: Meets the 1st Monday in Feb., May, Aug. & Nov. at 5:00 p.m.

General Employees’ Retirement System Board of Trustees

5 members: Meets the 1st Monday in Feb., May, Aug. & Nov. at 5:00 p.m.


Technical Review Committee

The Technical Review Committee meets the 3rd Thursday of each month at 10:00am

The Technical Review Committee consists of the following representative from each listed department and/or organization:

  • City Administrator
  • Building Official
  • Public Works Director
  • Chief of Police
  • Fire Chief
  • Okeechobee County Health Department
  • Okeechobee Utility Authority
  • Okeechobee County School Board

 


Pension Boards

All three (3) Pension boards meet quarterly, the first Monday in February, May, August and November.