Board of Supervisors
What is a Board of Supervisors?
A Community Development District has a Board-Manager form of government with the Board formulating public policy and the Manager carrying it out. The Board consists of five members called Supervisors. The Board serves as the governing body of the District and sets public policies implemented by staff. Based upon board consideration these Supervisors may receive compensation or reimbursement for their participation in Board activities.
How is the Board established?
Commencing six (6) years after the initial appointment of Supervisors and once the District attains a minimum of two hundred and fifty (250) qualified electors, the positions of two (2) Supervisors whose terms are expiring are filled by qualified electors of the District, and are elected by the qualified electors of the District for four (4) year terms. A “qualified elector” in this instance is a registered voter who is a resident of the District and the State and a citizen of the United States. The remaining Supervisor whose term is expiring will be elected for a four (4) year term by the landowners within the District and is not required to be a qualified elector. Thereafter, as terms expire, all Supervisors must be qualified electors and will be elected by qualified electors and serve four (4) year terms with staggered expiration dates.
Candidates for the general election seats must be residents of the District and must have qualified to be on the ballot pursuant to the requirements of Florida. That criterion includes, but is not limited to, the filing of a financial disclosure form, declaring a campaign treasury, and paying filing fees. For more information regarding these requirements, please contact the Hillsborough County Supervisor of Elections’ Office. Land ownership is not a requirement.
What are the responsibilities of the Board?
The Board receives its power form Chapter 190, Florida Statues, which governs community development districts. The Board is responsible for the everyday operation and the future of the district and its residents. A summary of these duties includes, but is not limited to the following:
- Complete all forms required by the State of Florida as a Public Officer
- Comply to and understand the Sunshine Amendment and Code of Ethics for Public Officers
- Governing of the District, its staff, residents and facilities
- The annual budget and financing of the district, including, operations and maintenance fees and general oversight of the District
- Holding and attending board meetings for the District
- Maintaining the current standing of the district up to code and compliance with the State of Florida and other local governmental entities
- Planning for the future growth and maintenance of the District