City Appointed Boards & Commissions

The City Council appoints members of the community to boards and commissions to act as advisors on a wide variety of topics and projects.  These advisory bodies act in an advisory capacity to the City Council, the City Manager or to departments of the city government.  The tasks vary depending upon the type of organizations, but generally include reviewing long range plans and suggesting changes, modifications or additions to the plans.  The advisory groups are not responsible for day-to-day operations of departments, operating policies of departments or the business decisions of the local government. 

All City of Port Orange Boards, Commissions, Committees, and Task Forces serve at the pleasure of the City Council.  Each of these entities was created for a different reason and has a different relationship with both the City Council and the City support staff.  Each appointed body has a specific scope of authority as provided by City Ordinance and/or State Statute.  Boards, Commissions, Committees, and Task Forces may have administrative, managerial, quasi-judicial, investigatory, and/or advisory powers dependent upon the enabling legislation. These bodies do not set policy, but rather act as a collective citizen sounding board in the policy process.

The advisory bodies are an integral part of citizen participation in local government and an important asset to the city for proper growth and development and the long-term stability of our city.

Currently, there are 13 boards with citizens appointed to serve the City. They are listed below.

For information on boards and commissions, call the City Clerk's Office at 386-506-5563.


Charter Review


Chapter 2, Division 3, Code of Ordinances
Five member board, appointed for three year terms. No financial disclosure required. Members are appointed by City Council and meet as needed to discuss potential Charter changes. Those recommended changes are then brought before Council for consideration.

Civil Service


Chapter 54, Article II, Section 54-26, Code of Ordinances
Three member board, appointed for three year terms. No financial disclosure required. Members are appointed by City Council and meet as needed to review appeals brought by an employee.

Construction Regulation Board


Chapter 3, Article III, Section 12, Land Development Code
Five member board, appointed for two year terms. Meets as necessary. Financial Disclosure required.

Districting Commission


Article II, Section 5.05, City Charter
Each member appointed for 10 year terms. Financial Disclosure not required. Commission meets pursuant to Florida Statute after the census to determine the district boundaries within the City.

Environmental Advisory


Chapter 2, Article III, Division 4, Code of Ordinance
Seven member board, appointed for three year terms. No Financial Disclosure required. Board meets on the 3rd Monday, Quarterly at 5:15 p.m. in the 2nd Floor Conference Room at City Hall. 

Fire Pension


Ordinance No. 2007-29 § 1, September 18, 2007 Sec. 54-79
Five member board, appointed for two year terms. Financial Disclosure form required. Board meets quarterly on the 4th Monday at 4:30 p.m. at City Hall. 

General Employee Pension


Ordinance No. 1991-34, § 4, November 19, 1991 Sec. 54 to 1, 2.
Five member board, appointed for two year terms. Financial Disclosure form required. Board meets the last Monday of each month at 2 p.m. typically in the City Hall Second Floor Conference Room.

Golf Course Advisory Board


Ordinance No. 2019-4, § January 22, 2019 Sec. 50 to 108.
Five member board, appointed for three year terms. No Financial Disclosure required. Board meets the first Tuesday of every other month (even months) at 5 p.m. typically in the Dorothy L. Hukill Annex.

Parks & Recreation Advisory


Chapter 50, Article III, Code of Ordinances
Seven member board, appointed for three year terms. No Financial Disclosure required. Board meets on the 3rd Tuesday, quarterly at 5:15 p.m. in the conference room at the Dorothy L. Hukill Annex.

Planning Commission


Chapter 3, Article III, Section 10, Land Development Code.
Seven member commission, appointed for two year terms. Financial Disclosure required. Board meets on the 4th Thursday at 5:30 p.m. at City Hall.

Police Pension


Ordinance No. 2007-29 § 1, September 18, 2017
Five member board, appointed for two year terms. Financial Disclosure required. Board meets quarterly on the 3rd Friday of the month at 2 p.m. in the training room at the Port Orange Police Department.

The City has two Community Redevelopment Agencies (CRAs) as follows:

Eastport CRA


Chapter 163.356(3)(c), Florida Statutes
Includes all of City Council plus two residents or business owners of the CRA area. Terms are four years. Financial Disclosure required. Meetings are typically held twice yearly or as needed. The Eastport CRA makes recommendations to the City Council on items pertaining to the CRA area.

Town Center CRA


Chapter 163.356(3)(c), Florida Statutes
Includes all of City Council plus two residents or business owners of the CRA area. Terms are four years. Financial Disclosure required. Meetings are typically held twice yearly or as needed. The Town Center CRA makes recommendations to the City Council on items pertaining to the CRA area.

A Special Magistrate is utilized for the following quasi-judicial procedures:

Code Enforcement


Chapter 7, Section 7-4, Code of Ordinances
The Special Magistrate hearings are held on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month at 9:00 a.m. in the Council Chambers. 

Dangerous Dog


Resolution No. 04-18, Florida Statute Chapter 767
The Special Magistrate reviews appeals by dog owners after a determination by the City's Animal Control Officer. Meets as necessary once an appeal has been filed by a dog owner. 

**Please note: meeting dates, times, and locations are subject to change. Please visit the City's Agendas and Minutes page to view the meeting Agenda and packet.**