Upon completion of the appointment process by the Mayor and
Aldermen of the City of Savannah, all applicants and appointees will be
notified. For further information, contact the Office of the Clerk of Council
Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Savannah will be accepting applications
beginning Friday, September 23, 2016
through Monday, October 24, 2016 at 12 noon for appointment(s) and
reappointment(s) to the following Boards, Commissions and Authorities:
CIVIL SERVICE BOARD. Three
(3) members appointed to overlapping six-year (6) terms by City Council. Basic function is to
hear appeals from disciplinary action against an employee when it is alleged
the action is taken for political or religious reasons. The labor Seat should
be filled by someone who is not a management-level employee: this person does
not have to be member of a labor union. Chatham County resident for at least five
(5) years. No term limits. One (1) term
available for appointment
CORE MPO CITIZENS ADVISORY COMMITTEE. Thirty
(30) members, with three (3) appointed
by City Council to two-year (2) terms.
The role of the CAC is “to advise the CORE MPO Board (decision-making
body of the CORE MPO) of citizens’ viewpoints on transportation policy, plans,
and programs relating to the allocation of federal transportation funds in the
CORE MPO planning area. One (1) term
available for appointment.
COASTAL WORKFORCE INVESTMENT BOARD. The Workforce Investment Act of 1998 created
Workforce Investment Boards, charter is to improve workforce quality
development, enhance the productivity and competitiveness of the workforce and
to reduce welfare dependency. The composition of the WIB is made up of
individuals serving in both private and public sectors, who have a genuine
interest in improving the quality of the region’s workforce. Appointments to the WIB are made by the
Consortium of Chief Local Elected Officials within Region 20 which includes
Bryan, Glynn, Chatham, Long, Bulloch, Camden, Effingham, Liberty and McIntosh
counties. The term of membership is three (3) years. Appointed can live in the City/County. Three (3) terms available for
appointment – Two (2) Full terms and 1 Mandated Private/Labor Seat.
CODE ENFORCEMENT APPEALS BOARD: Nine (9) members appointed to
fill overlapping three-year terms by
City Council. Three appointees must be
qualified in the fields of architecture and/or structural engineering. Hear appeals when errors are alleged and
other matters affecting property subject to procedures set forth in the
Nuisance Abatement Ordinance. 4 (Four) terms available – 2 (Two)
appointees must be qualified in the fields of architecture and/or structural
CULTURAL AFFAIRS COMMISSION. Eighteen (18) members appointed
to three (3) year terms by
City Council. Advisory body charged with
the responsibility of recommending a comprehensive plan and program for a
community cultural arts services program. No
more than 2 consecutive, three-year terms. Six (6) terms available for appointment.
SAVANNAH AUTHORITY. Five (5) members,
including Mayor or member of City Council serving his/her term of office and four (4) City residents
appointed to 4- year terms by
City Council, as well as a member of Chatham County Delegation to the GA
Legislature. Encourages construction of new parking facilities and provides
financial incentives for private projects which have economic benefits to the
downtown area. Two (2) terms available
ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY AUTHORITY. Twenty-five
(25) members, with eight (8)
seat public sector participation, four
(4) appointed by City Council for five
(5) year terms and four appointed by the County. Seeks to reduce conditions that cause poverty
by working directly with poverty-level individuals throughout Chatham County. One (1) term available for appointment
ELECTRICAL APPEALS AND ADVISORY BOARD: On recommendation from
the Mayor, seven (7) members
are appointed to four-year (4) terms
by City Council: four licensed electrical contractors; two registered
consulting electrical engineers (one from power company, one from private
firm), and one administrative person from the power company. All members shall have no less than 6 years’
experience in professional field. No
term limits. Determines appeals to
decisions of electrical inspectors of the City.
Six (6) terms available for
appointment for: 4 - Licensed Electrical Contractors; 1 - Registered Consulting
Electrical Engineer from a Private Consulting Firm and 1 - Administrative person
for Power Company.
SAVANNAH INTERNATIONAL ALLIANCE. The Greater Savannah International Alliance shall consist of 19 members all of whom shall be approved
by vote of the Mayor and Aldermen.
The term of office for each
member of the Greater Savannah International Alliance shall be three (3) years, and no member shall serve
for more than two consecutive, three (3) year terms. The members of
the Greater Savannah International Alliance shall be a demographically broad
representation of the community and economy in the Savannah Metropolitan Area
with an interest in international issues. Seven (7) terms available: Six (6) Full terms and One (1) Unexpired
term for appointment.
HISTORIC DISTRICT BOARD OF REVIEW. Eleven
(11) members appointed to three
(3) year terms by Savannah City Council including one small business
owner with an architectural background.
Makes decisions on new construction and any changes to historic
structures in the City’s Historic District. Four (4) terms available for appointment.
AUTHORITY OF SAVANNAH. Established pursuant to general law O.C.G.A.
8-3-1 et seq. which creates a Housing Authority for each City and County. The
general law provides for a governing body of five (5) Commissioners serving a five (5) year term with one
(1) appointment each year. Vacancies are filled for the unexpired terms.
Commissioners serve until a successor is named. The terms begin, on January 5th of each year.
Any appointment after January 5th would be for the reminder of the
term expiring on January 5th. The
General Assembly of 1994 repealed all special legislation providing for
additional Commissioners and Residents, thus the only Commissions are the five
(5) Regular Commissioners appointed pursuant to general law. Two (2) terms available for appointment: 1
(One) Full term and 1 (One) unexpired term.
METROPOLITAN PLANNING COMMISSION (MPC).
Twelve (12) members appointed
to overlapping three (3) year terms
with six (6) appointments
made by City Council and the City Manager serving. No
term limits. Aided by professional
staff, this commission makes studies of present and future development; assists
local government in translating study results into plans, policies and
programs; recommends zoning ordinances and subdivision regulations. Two (2) terms available for appointment.
PARK AND TREE COMMISSION. Nine
(9) members appointed to overlapping
three (3) year terms by City
Council. Must be a City resident. Term Limit: No member may serve more than
three, consecutive three year terms. Charged with directing the activities related
to the planting and caring for parks, squares, grass plats, trees, and flowers
of the city. Eight (8) terms available
COMMISSION. Seven (7) members
appointed for overlapping seven (7) year
term by City Council. No term
limits. Appointees must include shipping agents, exports, or merchants, or
others engaged on or familiar with marine shipping and the requirements of the
Port of Savannah. Licenses pilots, prescribes rules and regulations, sets fees
and imposes penalties, sets and collects penalties for vessels refusing to take
pilots or mistreating pilots. Appointees cannot be pilots. One (1) term available for
PROPERTY MAINTENANCE ENFORCEMENT BOARD OF APPEALS. The board of appeals shall
consist of a minimum of three (3) members, serving 4-year terms, who
are qualified by experience and training to pass on matters pertaining to
property maintenance and who are not employees of the jurisdiction. The code official shall be an ex-officio
member but shall have no vote on any matter before the board. The board shall be appointed by the chief
appointing authority and shall serve staggered four (4) year terms. One
(1) term & Two (2) alternate positions.
SAVANNAH AIRPORT COMMISSION. Five
(5) members appointed to overlapping five-year (5) terms
by City Council. Members are eligible
for reappointment. Chatham County
resident. Responsible for the operation,
development and maintenance of municipal airport; and independent authority
with its own staff and revenue sources. One
(1) term available for appointment.
SAVANNAH/CHATHAM COUNTY HISTORIC SITES AND MONUMENTS COMMISSIONS (HS&M):
Five (5) members
appointed to overlapping five (5) year
terms by City Council. No term limits. Citizen
of Chatham County. Recommends plan
and cost estimates for the erection of any monuments or substantial restoration
of same in the City or County and may hold title and pay for same. Two (2) terms available for appointment.
SAVANNAH DEVELOPMENT AND RENEWAL AUTHORITY (SDRA): Twenty
–five (25) members
appointed to four-year (4) terms.
City residents; no term limits. Develops recommendations to City Council for
revitalization of Savannah’s downtown including comprehensive planning,
beautification, marketing, etc. Six (6)
terms available for appointment.
SAVANNAH ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY (SEDA). Eighteen
(18) members, six (6) appointed by City Council, serving overlapping five-year (5) terms. No term limits; eligible for re-appointment. Conducts a program of industrial and port
development for the City of Savannah and Chatham County and is
self-funded. No one holding public
office or receiving compensation from either public entity can serve. One (1) term available for appointment.
RECREATION COMMISSION. Twelve
(12) members are appointed to three
(3) year terms by City Council. Eligible for reappointment. Serves as
an advisory body on recreational programs and facilities. Seven (7) terms available for appointment – Six (6) Full terms and 1
(One) Unexpired term.
SAVANNAH RESOURCE RECOVERY DEVELOPMENT
AUTHORITY. Consisting of five (5)
members appointed for four
(4) year terms. No term limits:
resident of Chatham County. Membership
includes: An Alderman, City Manager,
City Finance Director, City Sanitation Director, and a citizen. One (1) term available for appointment.
SAVANNAH ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS. Five
(5) members appointed to overlapping
three-year (3) terms by City Council.
No term limits; City resident. Members cannot hold public office, except
for one appointee who must be a current member of the Metropolitan Planning
Commission. Board hears and rules on
appeals from decisions of the zoning administrator and hears and rules on
requests for permits which require the board’s approval. Two (2) terms available for appointment.
ADVISORY COMMITTEE. Creation and composition. There is
hereby created a tourism advisory committee, which shall consist of 13 members
appointed by the mayor and aldermen. One shall be a representative of the
lodging industry; one shall be a representative of a tour company; one shall be a member of the Savannah Visitors Bureau; one
shall be a representative from a Historic District museum or attraction; two
shall be members of the Downtown Neighborhood Association; two shall be members
of Historic Savannah Foundation; one shall be a representative of the food,
beverage and/or retail industries; one shall be at-large with
demonstrated knowledge of the history and/or architecture of the
Historic District; two shall be residents at-large and one shall be a member
at-large. Six (6) terms available
for appointment for the following: One
(1) Savannah Visitors Bureau representative; One (1) Historic Savannah
Foundation representative; One (1) Downtown Neighborhood Association
representative; One (1) Historic District Museum/Attraction representative; One
(1) History and/or Architecture of the Historic District representative; and
One (1) At-Large.
TRAFFIC CALMING COMMITTEE: The Traffic Calming Committee shall consist of nine (9) members
all of whom shall be approved by vote of the Mayor and Aldermen. The term of office for each member of the
Traffic Calming Committee shall be three
(3) years. A member of the
Traffic Calming Committee shall not serve for more than two consecutive, three
year terms. The members of the Traffic Calming Committee shall be a
demographically broad representation of the community in the Savannah
Metropolitan Area with an interest in Traffic Calming. Committee members must
live in the City limits of Savannah.
Appointments can come from any district.
2 (Two) terms available for
appointment for: 1 (One) DISTRICT 3 representative and 1 (One) DISTRICT 6
Applications will be accepted beginning Friday, September 23, 2016.
NO APPLICATIONS WILL
BE ACCEPTED AFTER 12:00 noon, Monday, October 24, 2016. (CLOSING DATE)
Upon completion of the
appointment process by the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Savannah, all
applicants and appointees will be notified.
For further information,
contact the Office of the Clerk of Council.