The City of Sunny Isles Beach is seeking qualified applicants to form the Historic Preservation Board (HPB). This is an opportunity for citizens with an interest in historic landmarks to work closely with their local government on issues related to designation and preservation of historic structures.
What Does the HPB Do?
Members of the HPB will serve a one-year term for the calendar year 2022. Appointments will automatically expire on December 31, unless re-appointed by the City Commission. Applicants will be selected to advise the City Commission and make recommendations including, but not limited to:
- The approval, denial, or modification of all applications for site designations and Certificates of Appropriateness;
- Promoting the preservation of the City’s heritage by identifying, evaluating, and designating properties of major significance, and closely monitoring their alterations; and
- The restoration and rehabilitation, and evaluation of adaptive use, of the City’s current historic properties.
Meetings will be scheduled at least two weeks in advance and held on a mutually convenient date. No more than 6 meetings are expected in any given year. Members must be willing to comply with procedures and requirements for all City Advisory Boards, including but not limited to, Sunshine and Public Records Law, and financial disclosure requirements.
Who Should Apply?
Committee members will work on a pro bono basis and should possess qualifications in one or more of the following:
- Urban planning;
- The rehabilitation and restoration of older buildings.
Although the qualifications above are preferred, all persons with an active interest in and an understanding of history and heritage are encouraged to apply. Applications will be open to everyone; however, residents will be given priority consideration.
How To Apply:
Apply online or request an application from the Office of the City Clerk. Applications should include a resume and a letter stating your interest in serving on this committee and your availability to serve. Submissions will be accepted now through March 11, 2022. If you are unable to complete an application online, please contact the Office of the City Clerk for assistance.