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The Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Savannah will be accepting applications beginning Thursday, September 26 through Friday, October 25, for appointment(s) and reappointment(s) to the Boards, Commissions and Authorities listed below. Applications can be found on the City's website at www.savannahga.gov/boards. Applications will be accepted beginning Thursday, September 26. No applications will be accepted after noon on Friday, October 25. 

 

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 at (912) 651-6441 or clerkofcouncil@savannahga.gov.

 

CURRENT OPENINGS:

 

CHATHAM-SAVANNAH AUTHORITY FOR THE HOMELESS: Nineteen (19) members appointed to overlapping four-year (4) terms.  Four (4) appointed by City Council to develop and oversee implementation of comprehensive plan for public and private agencies to deal effectively with problems of the homeless in our community.  Two (2) terms are 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.  Two (2 terms are available for appointment.

GREATER 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 GSIA shall be a demographically broad representation of the community and economy in the Savannah Metropolitan Area with an interest in international issues.  Five (5) terms are available for appointment.

KEEP SAVANNAH BEAUTIFUL: Twenty-five (25) members appointed to three (3) year terms by City Council.  Shall include representatives from the news media, businesses, City government, civic associations, and neighborhood groups.  No term limits.  An advisory board that works with the City in developing a program to control litter and assist beautification efforts on streets, sidewalks, parks, and private property.  Four (4) terms are 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. One (1) unexpired term ending 12/31/16 is available for appointment.

PROPERTY MAINTENANCE ENFORCEMENT BOARD OF APPEALS: The board of appeals shall consist of a minimum of three (3) members, serving four (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.  One (1) term & two (2) alternates are available for appointment.

SAVANNAH/CHATHAM COUNCIL OF DISABILITY ISSUES: The Savannah/Chatham Council on Disability Issues shall facilitate and coordinate community efforts to improve the quality of life for citizens with disabilities of the City of Savannah and Chatham County through advising and advocating local leaders. The Council shall be composed of ten (10) members with representation balanced among the business community, human service providers and consumers (i.e., citizens with disabilities). At least one-half of members shall be persons with physical or mental disabilities. Members shall serve a two (2) year term, with eligibility for reappointment to a second consecutive two (2) year term.  Two (2) terms are 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. Two (2) unexpired terms, one ending 12/31/16 and one ending 12/31/17 are 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 is available for appointment.

SAVANNAH RECREATION COMMISSION: Twelve (12) members are appointed to three (3) year terms by City Council and are eligible for reappointment. Serves as an advisory body on recreational programs and facilities.  One (1) term is available for appointment.

TOURISM 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. One (1) unexpired term ending 3/31/14 is available for appointment.

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 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.  One (1) term is available for appointment.

 

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