The City's Boards and Committees are comprised of a combination of volunteers, City employees, and/or elected officials who serve in various capacities and make important decisions that benefit both the residents and businesses of Miami.
The City of Miami recognizes and encourages involvement in the policy-making process through service as a board or committee member. Most city boards are created by ordinance or resolution to provide advice and recommendations to the City Commission on matters of public concern.
If you'd like to view each board and its members, you can do so on the Legislative Hub.
Meeting dates can be found here.
Certain City Boards and Committees (including those with planning, zoning, or building applications) are also detailed here.
Boards and Committees are split into four categories, which determine the actions they take on City issues. Each category is governed by specific rules for approvals and oversight. See below for information.
CITY OF MIAMI AS PROSECUTOR
Civil Service Board
Code Enforcement Board
Nuisance Abatement Board
Bayfront Park Management Trust
Coconut Grove Business Improvement District
Downtown Development Authority
Liberty City Community Revitalization Trust
Mayor’s International Council
Midtown Community Redevelopment Agency
Off-Street Parking Board
Omni Redevelopment District Community Redevelopment Agency
Southeast Overtown/Parkwest Community Redevelopment Agency
Virginia Key Beach Park Trust
Wynwood Business Improvement District
QUASI-JUDICIAL BOARDS (DECISIONS MAY BE REVIEWED BY COMMISSION)
Historic & Environmental Preservation Board
Planning, Zoning and Appeals Board
Unsafe Structures Panel
ADVISORY BOARDS (COMMISSION APPROVAL REQUIRED FOR FINAL ACTION)
Arts and Entertainment Council
Art in Public Places
Audit Advisory Committee
Community Advisory Board
Commercial Solid Waste Management Advisory Committee
Community Relations Board
Commission on Status of Women
Education Advisory Board
Equal Opportunity Advisory Board
Health Facilities Authority Board
Housing and Commercial Loan Committee
Miami Forever Bond Program Citizens’ Oversight Board
Overtown Advisory Board
Parks and Recreation Advisory Board
Sea Level Rise Committee
Senior Citizens’ Advisory Board
Stars on Calle Ocho Walk of Fame
Urban Development Review Board
Virginia Key Advisory Board
Waterfront Advisory Board
Requirements for board membership varies depending on the board. For specific membership requirements, please see the full list of City Boards.
Board members should have the expertise necessary to accomplish the board’s objective. Unless otherwise specifically provided in the Charter or the Code, all members of city boards shall either be permanent residents of the city, own real property in the city, or work or maintain a business in the city; and shall have good reputations for integrity and community service. In addition, all board members shall demonstrate an interest in the field, activity or sphere covered by the board.
Each board shall include at least one member whose livelihood does not depend on the area regulated, administered or dealt with by the board. All board members are subject to State, County and/or City Financial Disclosure, Residency and Employment requirements.
For most boards, a member shall be automatically removed if, in a given calendar year; (i) he/she is absent from 3 consecutive meetings; or (ii) if he/she is absent from 4 of the board's meetings. A member must attend at least 50% of all the board meetings held during a year and shall be deemed absent when he/she is not present at the meeting at least 75% of its duration. To verify the attendance requirement for your board of interest, please review the list of City Boards.
Unless otherwise specifically provided in the Charter or the Code, the terms of office of the members of most boards shall be: (a) one (1) year; (b) until the nominating commissioner leaves office; or (c) until recommended for removal, at the will of the nominating commissioner, voted upon by the members of the city commission, whichever occurs first. When the nominating commissioner leaves office the board member's term shall expire. Vacancies on boards shall be filled by the commission for the unexpired term. Board members shall continue to serve until their successors have been appointed and qualified.
Boards requiring an application for appointment and/or reappointment are advertised and publicly posted online. Interest for vacancies on boards not requiring an application can be communicated directly to the nominating Mayor, Commissioner or City Manager.
No member of any city board shall become a candidate for elective political office during his or her term. Should any member of a city board become a candidate for elective political office, as detailed in subsections (1), (2), or (3), below, such action shall be deemed a tender of resignation from such board. The board member's resignation shall be effective upon whichever occurs first:
- At the time such board member receives contributions or makes expenditures, or gives his or her consent for any other person to receive contributions or make expenditures, with a view to bringing about his or her nomination or election to public office;
- At the time such board member appoints a campaign treasurer and designates a primary depository; or
- At the time such board member files qualification papers and subscribes to a candidate's oath as required by law.
However, any individual that is required to resign from a city board under the circumstances described above may be reappointed to his or her city board position by a simple majority vote of the city commission
To review, in its entirety, the City Code provision relative to Boards, visit Municode.