City of Green Cove Springs Now Accepting Applications for Inaugural Citizens Advisory Committee

December 7, 2020 – The City of Green Cove Springs is now accepting applications for its inaugural Citizens Advisory Committee, which is anticipated to hold its first formal meeting in early Spring 2021.

The Citizens Advisory Committee will consist of residents and business owners whose business is located within Green Cove Springs City Limits. Residents include anyone living within City Limits and Clay County residents who live within one mile of existing City Limits.

The committee will consider issues in nine major areas but there is no limit to the topics that can be considered. Each assignment will focus on an issue important to the City, such as economic development, stormwater, transportation, and public safety, just to name a few.  Members of the committee will provide feedback on any specific project or policy brought before them. City officials and members of the City Council will take feedback from the Citizens Advisory Committee into consideration when making decisions on discussed topics. 

Green Cove Springs City Manager Steve Kennedy said, “The Citizens Advisory Committee is a great way to increase transparency, as well as encouraging more public involvement in the City decision-making process.”

The Citizens Advisory Committee will be held to the same level of accountability and transparency as other appointed boards and elected bodies of the City. Meetings will be scheduled monthly and each meeting will be publicly announced and recorded by the City Clerk, with agendas and minutes published to greencovesprings.com for public view.

Residents and business owners may fill out an application at greencovesprings.com/CitizensAdvisoryCommittee and email completed applications to City Clerk Erin West at ewest@greencovesprings.com. Applications will be vetted by City Staff and accepted applicants will be contacted after January 1, 2021. There is no deadline to turn in applications, but the City urges anyone interested in becoming a member of the committee to send in a completed application as soon as possible.

For any media inquiries please contact Communications Coordinator Tiffanie Reynolds at 904-297-7046 or treynolds@greencovesprings.com. Any interested applicants with questions about the Citizens Advisory Committee may contact Executive Assistant Kimberly Thomas at 904-297-7054 or kthomas@greencovesprings.com.

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