The City of Port St. Lucie is currently seeking applicants for the following boards:
- Affordable Housing Advisory Committee
- Budget Advisory Committee
- Infrastructure Surtax Citizens' Oversight Committee
- Keep Port St. Lucie Beautiful Committee
Residents can fill out the City Boards & Committees Application online.
Board of Trustees: Municipal Police Officers' Retirement Trust Fund
The Board of Trustees for the Municipal Police Officers’ Retirement Trust Fund consists of five members, two of whom are appointed by the City Council, and two others are police officers elected by the city’s police officers. The fifth member is appointed by the previous four members. Members serve for four years. To find out more about the Board of Trustees for the Municipal Police Officers’ Retirement Trust Fund, contact the Police Department at (772) 871-5000, or go to the City Code of Ordinances, section 32.77, or Florida Statutes, section 185.05.
Budget Advisory Committee
The Budget Advisory Committee reviews the City Manager’s proposed budget, budget amendments, Capital Improvement Plan, and budget update, and after review, provides recommendations to the City Council. The Committee may also be asked to review up to 3 service areas or revenue sources per year; review and provide recommendations on specific expenditures, revenues, services, and policies; and provide recommendations to the City Manager on methods and tools to engage citizens in the budget process.
The Budget Advisory Committee consists of seven members appointed by the City Council, and two alternates. The expertise of applicants may be determined based on whether an applicant possesses an established financial background and budgeting experience. An established financial background may include, but is not limited to, educational background, experience, or both in a government budget process or private sector budget process, accounting experience, or high-level financial management experience.
To find out more about the Budget Advisory Committee, call the Office of Management and Budget at (772) 871-5223, or see Resolution 17-R40.
Civil Service Appeals Board
The Civil Service Appeals Board hears appeals from city employees who have been discharged, suspended without pay from city employment, or demoted as a result of disciplinary action. The Civil Service Appeals Board has five principal members and two alternates. Three principal members and one alternate are appointed by the City Council, and two principal members and one alternate are elected by city employees. Council-appointed members serve for three years; employee-elected members serve for one year. Members may not be city employees or family members. To find out more about the Civil Service Appeals Board, call the Human Resources Department at (772) 344-4335 or go to the City Code of Ordinances, section 34.40.
Contractors' Examining Board
The Contractors’ Examining Board reviews applications for contractor’s licenses, recommends changes in licensing procedures to the city’s building official, and hears formal complaints made by citizens against contractors. Contractors’ Examining Board members are appointed by the City Council. The Board consists of seven members.
City codes require that one member be a general contractor or building contractor, one will be a swimming pool contractor, one will be an electrical contractor, one will be a plumber, and three will be “consumer members who are not or have never been engaged in the construction industry or any closely related profession. The board is required to meet at least four times a year. Members serve for two years.
To find out more about the Contractor’s Examining Board, call the Building Department at (772) 871-5132 or go to the City Code of Ordinances, section 150.504.
Contractor' Examining Board meetings air on PSL TV20 and can be viewed anytime on the city's video page. Go to archived meetings page.
Infrastructure Surtax Citizens’ Oversight Committee
On April 3, 2018, the Board of County Commissioners of St. Lucie County adopted Ordinance Number 18-004, to impose a voter-approved half-cent (0.5%) local government infrastructure tax to be utilized by St. Lucie County, the City of Port St. Lucie, and other municipalities within St. Lucie County for the financing, planning, constructing, reconstructing, renovating, and improving of needed infrastructure. The Surtax was approved by the voters of St. Lucie County on November 6, 2018, and the City of Port St. Lucie adopted Ordinance 18-50, committing the City to expend all proceeds of the Surtax on projects listed in the adopted Project List, as set forth in the Ordinance. County Ordinance 18-004 and the ballot language approved by voters in the referendum called for oversight by an “independent citizens’ committee” to review the City’s expenditure of Surtax proceeds. The Committee will be tasked with helping ensure that the Surtax proceeds are expended in a manner consistent with City Ordinance 18-50, County Ordinance 18-004, and state statute.
The Committee shall consist of seven (7) members and two (2) alternates. The members shall have the following qualifications: Three (3) Committee members and two (2) alternates, to be appointed by the Mayor, with the advice and consent of the City Council.
Each remaining Council member shall nominate two (2) members to the Committee, of which one (1) of the two (2) shall be appointed by the Mayor, and consented to by the City Council.
- All members must be a resident of the City.
- Members shall not be elected officials or City staff members
- Consideration should be given to applicants that have a background in engineering, planning, or finance.
Keep Port St. Lucie Beautiful Committee
The Keep Port St. Lucie Beautiful Committee (KPSLB) addresses issues that relate to the physical and visual aspects of the community environment that individuals can personally and directly impact through their own actions. The KPSLB Committee plans various public events to build environmental awareness and encourage volunteer efforts for litter pick-up and the proper disposal of household chemicals. The Committee meets on the first Wednesday of each month at 3:00 p.m. Members attendance is expected. Members serve on a voluntary basis and are highly involved in all aspects of KPSLB with Committee representation at all events, including the Tree Giveaways, Household Hazardous Waste Collection Days, the Annual Cleanup Day, and the Adopt-A-Street Volunteer Appreciation Barbeque event. Participation in other community events and programs is anticipated as well. The KPSLB Committee consists of 10 volunteer members and two City employees appointed by the Public Works Department as the Coordinator and Secretary. To find out more about the Keep Port St. Lucie Beautiful Committee, call (772) 873-6312.
Planning and Zoning Board
The Planning and Zoning Board produces and suggests plans for the zoning and arrangement of the city with a view to its general improvement and probable growth and demands, and prepares and recommends to the City Council a comprehensive plan and program for the installation of municipal improvements.
The Planning and Zoning Board consists of seven members appointed by the City Council, with one member living in each Council District, and three at-large members. To find more about the Planning and Zoning Board, call the Planning and Zoning Department at (772) 871-5212, or go to the City Code of Ordinances, section 32.50.
Planning and Zoning Board meetings air on PSL TV20 and can be viewed anytime on the city's video page. Go to archived meetings page.
Public Art Advisory Board
Appointed and confirmed by the Mayor and City Council, the Board presents a Public Art Master Plan for review and approval by the Planning and Zoning Board and the City Council and recommends specific public art projects, including the selection of works of art, special landscape treatments, and architectural enhancements. The Board is comprised of seven members who serve on a voluntary basis. They maintain an Artist Registry of qualified artists to provide artworks for public spaces.