The City of Sunny Isles Beach is seeking qualified applicants to fill the open positions on the Historic Preservation Board (HPB). This is an opportunity for citizens to work closely with their local government on issues related to preservation of historic landmarks located within the city’s boundaries.
What Does the HPB Do?
Members of the HPB will serve a two-year term, through December 31, 2026. Among other duties, applicants will be selected to:
- Work closely with the City Commission and City staff on the preservation of historically designated landmarks within the city;
- Approve or deny certificates of appropriateness pursuant to Chapter 171 of the city’s Code of Ordinances;
- Make recommendations to the City Commission concerning the utilization of grants from federal and state agencies or private groups and individuals, and utilization of City funds to promote the preservation of archaeologically, historically, and aesthetically significant sites, districts and zones;
- Advise the City Commission on all matters related to the use, administration and maintenance of City-owned designated historic landmarks and historic landmark districts.
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, financial disclosure requirements, and meeting attendance requirements. The meeting schedule will be set and agreed to annually by the HPB. Meetings may be set by the HPB in advance, or may be scheduled at least two weeks prior and held on a mutually convenient date.
Who Should Apply?
Committee members will work on a pro bono basis and should possess qualifications in one or more of the following skills:
- Art Historians;
- Individuals from business, financial, and other segments of the community who, by virtue of their profession or business, have demonstrated concern for historic preservation.
Although the qualifications above are preferred, all persons with an understanding of the history and heritage of the City, and with an interest in the preservation of historic properties, may 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 February 9, 2024. If you are unable to complete an application online, please contact the Office of the City Clerk for assistance.