County looking for gas board applicants

OKALOOSA COUNTY, Fla., Oct. 25, 2022—The Okaloosa County Board of County Commissioners will appoint a citizen to the Okaloosa Gas District Board of Directors to represent the county’s interests of unincorporated areas and non-member cities.

Applications are due by 5 p.m. Nov. 10.

Per Florida law, minimum requirements to apply are:

  • Three years minimum residency in an unincorporated area of Okaloosa County
  • A current customer of Okaloosa Gas

Board meetings are held the fourth Wednesdays of the month.

Interested applicants who wish to be considered for this appointment should review the policy on the county website, complete an application packet and begin the background check process.

House Bill 1637, Chapter 2000-443, reestablished and re-created the Okaloosa Gas District as an independent special district. As such the Okaloosa Gas District is separate and independent from the board of county commissioners, although one member of the board of directors is appointed by the BCC.

The public and governmental purposes of the gas district are to acquire by purchase or construction, and to own, finance, operate, maintain, extend and improve one or more gas systems.

The appointee will serve a four-year term beginning immediately upon appointment.

Applications may be sent via email to citizencouncils@myokaloosa.com or by mail to BCC Citizen Councils, 1250 N. Eglin Parkway, Suite 100, Shalimar, FL 32579.

April Sarver, Okaloosa County public information officer

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