Boards & Committees

Boards and committees in a local government are essential components of the democratic process. They serve as advisory bodies, providing expertise, diverse perspectives, and community input on specific areas of governance. These entities are comprised of volunteers who contribute their time, knowledge, and skills to assist in decision-making and policy development.

The importance of boards and committees lies in their ability to offer specialized knowledge and insights that may not be readily available to elected officials or municipal staff. They provide a forum for public participation and ensure that the voices and interests of various stakeholders within the community are represented. By involving citizens in the decision-making process, boards, and committees help foster transparency, accountability, and legitimacy in local governance. The City of Oldsmar has various boards and committees that play a crucial role in shaping and enhancing the community.

Boards & Committees Calendar

Purpose

The Board of Adjustments serves as a vital entity that reviews and decides on requests for zoning variances and exceptions, ensuring fair and consistent application of the city's codes and regulations. 

Meetings

Meetings for the Board of Adjustment are held on the 4th Wednesday of each month. Meetings start promptly at 6:00 p.m. and are held on the 2nd Floor of the Oldsmar Council Chamber, located at 101 State Street West in Oldsmar.

Members

There are 5 board members and 2 alternate members.

CLICK HERE FOR AGENDAS AND MINUTES

The City’s Advisory Boards have ex-officio teen member positions available. City Council appoints two teens, ages 13 to 18, to each of the Advisory Boards including Planning Board, Parks and Recreation Advisory Board and Veterans Advisory Board. Term of appointment is one year. All teen members are able to participate in all matters other than quasi-judicial matters.

All teen member positions (6 total) are currently vacant.

The following Ex-Officio Teen Member positions that are available on the following Boards:

  • Planning Board
  • Parks and Recreation Advisory Board
  • Veterans Advisory Board

To apply, click HERE.