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Boards, Commissions & Authorities

For further information, contact the Office of the Clerk of Council at (912) 651-6441 or .

The Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Savannah will be accepting applications beginning Wednesday,  November 15, 2017 through Wednesday, December 6, 2017 at 12 noon for appointment(s) and reappointment(s) to the following Boards, Commissions and Authorities:

CIVIL SERVICE BOARD.  Three (3) members appointed to overlapping six-year (6) terms by City Council. Basic function is to hear appeals from disciplinary action against an employee when it is alleged the action is taken for political or religious reasons. The labor Seat should be filled by someone who is not a management-level employee: this person does not have to be member of a labor union.  Chatham County resident for at least five (5) years.  No term limits.  One (1) term available for appointment.

DOWNTOWN SAVANNAH AUTHORITY.  Five (5) members, including Mayor or member of City Council serving his/her term of office and four (4) City residents appointed to 4- year terms by City Council, as well as a member of Chatham County Delegation to the GA Legislature. Encourages construction of new parking facilities and provides financial incentives for private projects which have economic benefits to the downtown area. One (1) term available for appointment.

ETHICS BOARD.  The board will hear and conduct review of complaints filed against elected officials of the City; if such complaints involve impropriety of elected officials and violation of the provisions of the Ethics Ordinance, and if such violations affected the elected official’s ability to carry out his/her official duties.  Members shall be known for their personal integrity. The Mayor shall appoint one (1) member; the Aldermen shall appoint one (1) member; together the Mayor and Aldermen shall appoint one (1) member who shall be an attorney in good standing with the State bar.  Members must reside in the City and not be an elected official or City employee.  Board members shall be prohibited from engaging in City election, political activities, and from making campaign contributions to candidates in City elections during their terms as board members. Members shall serve a four (4) year term.  Three (3) terms available for appointment.

HISTORIC DISTRICT BOARD OF REVIEW.  Eleven (11) members appointed to three (3) year terms by Savannah City Council including one small business owner with an architectural background.  Makes decisions on new construction and any changes to historic structures in the City’s Historic District.  One (1) term available for appointment.

SAVANNAH HOSPITAL AUTHORITY:  Seven (7) members appointed to staggered four-year (4) terms by City Council.  Arranges the contractual agreements between Candler General Hospital and purchases of hospital authority bonds used to finance the building of their complex off DeRenne.  Five (6) staggered terms are available for appointment

Applications will be accepted beginning Wednesday, November 15, 2017.

NO APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED AFTER 12:00 noon, Wednesday, December 6, 2017.  (CLOSING DATE)

Upon completion of the appointment process by the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Savannah, all applicants and appointees will be notified.

For further information, contact the Office of the Clerk of Council.  Telephone 651-6442, Fax 651-4260 or Email – .