Boards & Committees

Affordable Housing Advisory Committee

Affordable housing opportunities for residents and workforce and fulfills Florida Statute requirements regarding the Local Housing Assistance Plan.

Art In Public Places Committee

The five-person BOCC-appointed committee reviews and recommends proposals for commissioned permanent public art. Projects are funded by the “1% for Art” ordinance created in 2001. It strives to promote and support the vibrant arts community by enhancing public buildings throughout Monroe County.

Construction Board of Adjustments and Appeals

Hears discrepancies in interpretations of the current County building codes.

Contractors Examining Board

Interprets and makes rules and regulations, and hears public complaints and code compliance violations.

Development Review Committee

A committee that reviews applications for development approval and reviews applications for amendments to the text of the Comprehensive Plan, Land Development Code, and map amendments.

Duck Key Security District Advisory Board

Provides security services for the residential areas of Duck Key.

Florida Keys Council for People with Disabilities

Implements special projects that advocate for residents and visitors with disabilities and their families.

Florida Keys Transportation Coordination Committee

The Board of County Commissioners approved a resolution in July 2019 to create the committee to study and research traffic issues and create formal recommendations for the governing bodies of the five municipalities and the BOCC.

Historic Preservation Commission

Designates and regulates historical properties within the unincorporated area of the County.

Human Services Advisory Board

Reviews funding requests from non-profit human services agencies and makes recommendations to the BOCC.

Key West International Airport Ad Hoc Committee on Noise

Acts as a conduit for information to and from their constituents on issues related to airport and aircraft noise.

Land Authority Advisory Committee

Makes recommendations to BOCC on matters related to Land Authority property acquisitions.

Library Advisory Board

Provides the Board of County Commissioners with information and counsel concerning all matters relating to the libraries.

Older Americans Advisory Board

Makes recommendations to BOCC regarding services or programs that would benefit older American citizens of the County.

Parks and Recreation Advisory Board

The 5-person BOCC-appointed board reviews existing facilities, programs, expenditures, and revenues and makes recommendations for improvements, additional facilities, and programs.

Planning Commission

The 5-person BOCC-appointed board serves as the local planning agency. Reviews proposed amendments to the text of the Comprehensive Plan, Land Development Code, and map amendments, and provides recommendations to the BOCC. The committee also reviews and either approves or disapproves applications for major conditional use permits, variances, and Rate of Growth Ordinance (ROGO) awards.

Shared Asset Forfeiture Fund Advisory Board

Recommends grant funding to private, non-profit organizations using money from the Sheriff’s Office’s forfeitures and seized assets.

Substance Abuse Policy Advisory Board

Reviews and recommends applications for funding under the Florida Department of Law Enforcement’s Byrne Justice Assistance Grant Program and the Clerk’s Drug Abuse Trust Fund. This board also serves as the County’s Planning Council for the Florida Department of Children and Families Office of Criminal Justice, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse purposes.

Tourist Development Council

Sets an overall direction for the Monroe County tourism marketing effort to assure long-term sustained growth in tourism revenues and sustainability of resources.

ADA Assistance

If you are a person with a disability who needs special accommodations in order to participate in meeting proceedings, please contact the County Administrator’s Office, by phoning 305-292-4441, between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m., no later than five (5) calendar days prior to the scheduled meeting; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call "711."